New Range Rover Caught Winter Testing

Tests continue on the upcoming Range Rover, which we first saw roaming the streets of Europe last August. Now, the folks over at Motor Trend have caught the new Rover testing in winter conditions, hopefully indicating that a production model is coming sooner rather than later.

The current Range Rover was first released in 2002, and by most accounts, the sheet metal has aged fairly well. We predict Land Rover will make the fourth-generation model an evolutionary leap from the classic yet handsome two-box design. Also expect hints of the new Evoque, including its rakish profile and, of course, a high-quality interior.

More importantly, big changes are expected underneath the sheet metal, including an intensive diet plan estimated to shave almost 1000 pounds from its current curb weight of 5697 pounds; generous use of aluminum will account for most weight savings. Powertrain choices will likely remain the same, including one or two turbodiesels, and naturally-aspirated and supercharged gasoline V-8s; we only receive naturally-aspirated and supercharged versions of the 5.0-liter V-8 in the U.S.  A hybrid has also been rumored. Expect more details to emerge closer to its launch, which is expected to happen this fall.

Head over to Motor Trend to see the full photos.

Source: Motor Trend

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