Words: Keith Adams Photography: Richard Walker
More photographs of the this year’s hottest new car, the Range Rover L405, reveal further details about the styling and proportions of Land Rover’s flagship. The camouflage does its best to try and disguise the lower, and sleeker glasshouse, squatter stance and the Evoque-like rising shoulder line. Also not too evident from this shot are the new wraparound front indicators and slimline rear lamp clusters.
We’ve already discussed the lighter L405‘s technical make-up, and its clever new modular aluminium underpinnings, but the good news is that we hear the Range Rover is ever more impressively strong than its predecessor. As it approaches its introduction, the new car has already been crash tested, and brushed off this trauma with ease.
On the road, we’re told that it’s more car-like than the L322. Much thought has gone into the design of the interior, with a the classy, functional and stylish new fascia that shows Land Rover has learned many lessons from the positive reception the Evoque’s received. An engineer familiar with the L405 programme said, ‘the new car is far less “blingy” than the outgoing car.’
Expect its launch the autumn.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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