The next-generation Range Rover has been caught out and about more than once, but our colleagues at Motor Trend recently spotted this pair of photogenic Land Rover prototypes hanging out in a California parking lot, and just had to snap a few more.
From its profile, the new Rangie doesn’t appear much different from the current model, sporting a similar high-rise greenhouse and big glass windows. But looking a little closer reveals that the A- and C-pillars have been squashed a bit, resulting in more sharply-raked front and rear windows. Even though the SUV’s mug is covered up more than the last time we saw it, we can still make out the signature cat-eye headlights borrowed from the Evoque, which will likely have strips of LED running lights along the bottom. Also covered up is a lower rub strip that houses the fog lights, plus larger air intakes that are mounted higher.
Looking at its rear, a stretched-out tailgate sits in between vertical LED light clusters that mirror the ones found on the Evoque. The similarities don’t end there, as previous spy photos have shown a cabin that uses the same large touchscreen found in the baby Rover. Underneath the hood, we expect to see both the naturally-aspirated and supercharged variants of the 5.0-liter V-8 return. Land Rover has been working to trim the Range Rover’s curb weight by roughly 1000 pounds through the extensive use of aluminum in order to help its performance and fuel economy.
Check out the gallery of spy shots below.