Spied! Fourth-Generation Range Rover Tests Its Mettle in the Snow
The last time we caught the next-gen Range Rover out testing was right in the middle of summer season. But what good is a Rover if it can't handle the snow?
That's exactly where it was recently snapped, which means development and testing should be coming to a close. The current-gen Range Rover has been with us for about a decade now, but most of us agree that it has aged well, at least in the styling department. We don't expect Land Rover to deviate much from the classic two-box design with sharp lines. Rumor has it borrowing styling cues from the Evoque, its new and sleek smaller brother, which has been widely praised for its good looks. Our photographer even managed to snap some interior shots where hints of the Evoque are definitely evident.
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. Currently powertrain choices will likely remain the same, including a couple of turbodiesels, and naturally-aspirated and supercharged gasoline V-8s. Also rumored is some sort of hybrid. Expect more details to emerge closer to its launch, which is expected to happen this fall.