Have you got anything you’d like to keep secret? Don’t tell Land Rover. The company has once again seen its launch plans scuppered by a security leak, with pictures of the all-new Range Rover flooding onto the internet a week before the official unveiling.
The official photos of the car were posted on Instagram and appear to have been lifted from the pages of a French magazine. They show the new model will once again be available in two lengths – a standard short wheelbase and stretched version for those who like to be chauffeured.
Despite evolutionary styling, the car is all-new underneath
Although the styling is clearly evolutionary, the rear view is the most noticeably different. Underneath, it is an all new car however. The new underpinnings are designed to accept all-electric and hybrid power options, although the pure battery version is not expected to be available at launch.
The PHEV version is rumoured to be a decent upgrade from the current car however, with an electric-only range which will at least match the 54 miles offered by the BMW X5 45e. This will keep company car tax rates low and mean the Range Rover will be cheaper for business users than the lesser Velar.
The rear is noticeably different to the current car, and less controversial than the asymmetrical Discovery
The fifth-generation Range Rover will also have a neat trick up its sleeve – four wheel steering, in addition to four wheel drive. The back wheels will be able to move to make the car more manoeuvrable, both at parking speeds and while changing lanes on the motorway.
More details and official pictures will be revealed on 26th October.
The interior appears to be centred around the `PiviPro' infotainment screen