LRO reader, James Wylie has spotted the new Range Rover with less camouflage than ever before, giving us a good look at the Evoque-styled flagship model. James spotted this prototype parked at Warwick Services and snapped this picture showing the sculpted headlights. The slightly sportier silhouette is also clearly visible. The rear doors seem to be longer to provide better access. Dimensions are likely to be similar to the current model, but because of the use of an aluminium chassis and body, the new Range Rover is thought to be at least 500kg lighter than the current one which will make it more fuel efficient. The engine line-up is expected to include the 4.4-litre TDV8 diesel, while other options are thought to include V6 and V8 diesels, V8 and supercharged 5.0 V8 petrols and possibly, a Jaguar-Land Rover's new supercharged V6 petrol. The recently announced 3.0-litre supercharged V6 could join the Range Rover line-up for the first time too.
It is said that the new Range Rover will be revealed in the next month, before its official unveiling to the public at the Paris Motor Show in September. The Sport model should follow within a year.
The eagle-eyed LRO reader, James Wylie from Northern Ireland, is the owner of a restored Series III 88in recently featured in LRO's August 2012 issue.