Land Rover may be busy promoting its stylish new urban-crossover, the Evoque, but the automaker hasn't forgotten about its most iconic vehicle of all, the Range Rover. Just last week, we reported that the next-generation Range Rover would take styling cues from the smaller Evoque, and this latest set of spy photos gives us a glimpse as to what we can expect when the all-new Land Rover debuts.

Look very closely and you'll notice a more sloping roofline, combined with a more raked rear window. As of now, that's about all we can tell on the styling front, so we'll have to wait until the camouflage is peeled back to see the final shape. (Nice 8-bit, low-resolution cam, Land Rover.)

Rumors suggest that the next-gen Range Rover will wide on a modified version of the Jaguar XJ platform, enhanced – obviously – for off-road prowess. Land Rover is also looking to lighten things up a bit, and the new Range Rover will likely use more aluminum in the chassis and body than ever before.

Powertrain options will likely carry over with only minor upgrades, though two hybrid versions are rumored to be in the works, including a diesel hybrid. We'll know more when the Range Rover officially launches in late 2012 or early 2013.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it will retain its off-road ability and won't become more of a CUV\Crossover.
      G-Rider
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Rumors suggest that the next-gen Range Rover will wide on a modified version of the Jaguar XJ platform, enhanced – obviously – for off-road prowess." I can't wait to WIDE in the next Land Rover Range Rover. Perhaps Elmer Fudd can WIDE with me too... LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      "the automaker hasn't forgotten about its most iconic vehicle of all, the Range Rover." um, 'most iconic' does not equal Range Rover. That would be the Defender. Thus the effort to create a new one is code named "Project Icon".
        G-Rider
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Austin
        I think that the flagship Range Rover will always be the most iconic Land Rover of all time no matter what happens with the Defender being redesigned.
          rover'd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @G-Rider
          Especially in the USofA...
      rover'd
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the photos it looks like it still retains some Iconic bits, the clam shell bonnet, floating roof and the rear end... We shall see what it looks like.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully it will still look good riding on the back of a flatbed truck
      brgtlm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like some Cars movie reject with the camo they put on it.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      " (Nice 8-bit, low-resolution cam, Land Rover.)" why blame Land Rover for low-resolution spyshots. Did the mfr supply them? Why would anyone expect high-resolution spyshots, lol?
        Roomster39
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        They're talking about the camouflage on the car, not the picture quality.
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not even out the camo and I already am having some issues. 1. LEDs in headlights... no. Stop. Please. 2. Signal LEDs in mirrors. No. But... it IS big, which is good. I just hope it's less Evoque and more Defender. Speaking of Defender, they should bring the "new" one to the US. I'd buy that over a Evoque looking Land Rover. THERE'S STILL HOPE!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      artisan002
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look at the edges of the vehicle in the pics, particularly the mirrors. That's not an 8-bit cam. Just hilariously 8-bit looking graphics.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are taking away what made land rover so sought after. It's the off road ability stupid! This will be more Explorer and less legend. I'll definitely be buying an older one. No more great LRs. Still have hope the Defender will be decent though.
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