The fifth-generation Range Rover will soon be unwrapped. However, new images reveal its final design.
The fifth-generation Range Rover from Land Rover will be officially revealed next Tuesday, 26 October. However, a few images that were leaked online show the final design.
The low-quality photos were posted to Instagram by cochespias. They show the new flagship SUV from different angles. This gives us our first glimpse at the final design, without camouflage. The styling changes are evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. They seem to be aimed at creating a more minimalistic overall appearance.
The fifth-generation Range Rover is marked by a new grille, bumpers, and light clusters. But, the most striking feature of this car is the new black panel at the rear. It extends up the sides and ends to the top of its tailgate and houses new vertical brake light clusters. It appears that the Range Rover’s iconic features are being updated. The silhouette remains relatively unchanged, while the distinctive ‘gills” still appear ahead of the front doors. The bonnet is a clamshell-style design.
The interior photos are not very clear, but you can see the new touchscreen running Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro software. There is also a new centre console and steering wheel design, as well as an all-digital climate control system. Additional details will be revealed at the car’s unveiling, which will be live on autocar.co.uk next Tuesday night.
Mohammed Rajak submitted images to Autocar. They showed two camouflaged test mules, one towing a trailer. This was likely to be used for powertrain telemetry.
Over the past year, many prototypes of the luxury SUV were seen in disguise testing throughout Europe and the UK. A photographer was able to capture the prototype’s partially hidden innards earlier this year.
The cabin design is not clear, but we can see some clues from the images that show different angles. These images are now confirmed by leaked images. The first image shows a central touchscreen, which appears to be production-spec. It sits prominently in the dash center and is much larger than before. It appears to be running Jaguar Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro operating software.
The familiar digital dial display can also be seen, but other parts of the prototype’s cabin are covered up or not finished. Although we can see a borrowed gearlever from Jaguar’s newly updated model range, there is no indication that it will be in production. The steering wheel also has haptic feedback controls.
An earlier mule had a quad exhaust. This suggests they were carrying the range-topping V8 engine option. The fifth-generation car will have a 4.4-litre turbocharged BMW unit.
The rear-wheel steering system will debut on the Range Rover in one image (below). Although it is not known yet which models will be equipped with the system, this image gives insight into the new MLA architecture that allows for greater flexibility.
The standard Range Rover, which is shorter than the other models, was captured on video at Nurburgring. It was being tested during the manufacturer pool, where prototypes of all sizes and shapes are put through their paces.
The new SUV has a wider stance, with a more prominent shoulder line, wider wheel arches, and a more assertive front end. It seems to be able to combine styling evolution with the traditions customers are used to.
JLR may also be comparing the new model to a Mercedes-Maybach GLS. This is one of the top competitors to the BMW X7.
JLR’s new flagship will replace its current Range Rover. It was launched in 2012. JLR expects this to give it a much-needed boost in high-profit margins as it begins its extensive Reimagine transformation program under new boss Thierry Bollore.
The latest MLA platform of the new generation is used to create the vehicle. This allows for the ability to accommodate internal combustion engines as well as plug-in hybrids and fully battery-electric powertrains. For more information, you can check out our 2021 Range Rover scoop.