The model arrives first in 2012 followed by Range Rover Sport follows in 2013 and this time it will have a seven-seat option like today’s Discovery.
Most Range Rovers will be powered by TDV6 and TDV8 turbodiesels – or petrol V8s, but the new 2012 range-topper will initiate JLR’s hybrid technology.
The brand is developing both petrol- and diesel-hybrid tech, which will launch in 2013 on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The main aim is for plug-in tech, which would allow the large Range Rover to creep silently into town centres on zero-emissions electric mode having been charged up at home overnight.
All Range Rovers will feature the latest ZF eight-speed automatic, which has a lofty top gear to cut CO2 emissions down as low as 200g/km, according to engineering sources. They also include stop-start.
Design director Gerry McGovern stated: “We want these cars to be more proud, more important, more jewel-like […] Range Rovers will appeal to more people in future.”
Because that camouflage we can not indentify many details, but in spite of it, you can see the upright, regal stature remains – it’ll be a hit with Wills and Kate and royal protection officers – while the front lights appear to have LED motifs to give it a very distinctive face.