With a chance of becoming Land Rover’s best seller, the next generation of the Range Rover will follow the same design path as the Evoque, and even if there is no big V8 in the range, its engines are also part of a new generation, which means more power, less fuel consumption and, of course, less CO2 emissions.
According to the British company, the front fascia will be revised and the windscreen and rear window will have a steeper angle, bringing the new Range Rover a sportier feel, while the interior will be mixed with the Evoque’s luxury trim and more room in the cabin, especially for the rear passengers.
“There are aspects of the design that will be key. Range Rovers usually have a level window line and the body’s side and glass areas are equal. We’ve got rid of both on the Evoque, but we’ve still got the signature floating roof”, said the Land Rover head of design, Gerry McGovern.
The 2012 generation of the Range Rover will have a total weight reduction of 450 kg (992 pounds) and its total weight will come close to 2.200 kg (4.850 pounds), thanks to a number of panels made from lightweight alloys.