2012 July

Yes it’s Photoshopped, but is this what the next Range Rover will look like from the back? L405 #rangerover

Using the original image from the post on carspyshots.net, here’s a very, very rough removal of camo with the addition of RANGE ROVER lettering & the horizontal trim bar.  And yes, it’s been done before, I just wanted a try; there’s something different about using a real image to start with.

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2013/2014/Next Range Rover and the latest camo L405 #rangerover

The camouflage has been stripped back more and more over the past month; to the point where it’s become “what are they still hiding?”.  While we know something is going on with the doors, they’ll keep that secret until reveal I’m sure.  The thing that caught my eye is the horizontal line that runs parallel and along with the door handles and hood gap. 

Looking at this shot, posted on carspyshots.net, the camo does still run all around the vehicle but pay more attention to where it overlaps – right along the line I’m talking about.  Also, notice how the camo does pull in right where it meets the hood gap at the bottom of the a-pillar.

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Blue line follows the camo, red shows the design.

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The current Range Rover has that same line, so this isn’t some great find.  And the Evoque also has quite a crease running down the side, although on the Evoque, it’s lower than the door handles.  But either way, Land Rover is being sure to keep this line covered.

Does this Range Rover have 7 seats? What are those two red dots?? #rangerover

I was looking at an old spy shot(can’t find the origin) and a new bit of information caught my eye. 

For background, when the Range Rover Evoque was released, one of its new safety features was a live graphic that displays the status of each seatbelt in the vehicle.  The driver can clearly see who is and isn’t buckled in; green is secure, red is not, along with an actual textual warning.

This is what it looks like in the Evoque:

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In the spy shot below of the next Range Rover, the L405, we see something that looks oddly similar:

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Here’s a closer look:

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The graphic does match the Evoque’s, even with the triangular icon of the belted person on the “hood”.  Notice the number of indicators: Two green for the front passengers, a row of red in the back seats and then the interesting bit.  What are the two red dots that are clearly showing up in the trunk?

Hmmmm…

I guess MotorBeam.com was right back in April #rangerover

I’m always weary of any prerelease renderings because they are usually so terrible and way off the mark.  I just don’t even post them, it’s usually a waste of time.

An great example of a terrible idea:

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or this:

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So you can see why I don’t trust a guess by some artist. 

Back in April, this was posted at MotorBeam.com:

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And again, I just dismissed it.  Now in July, we have a good idea of what this next Range Rover will look like and clearly, MotorBeam.com knew what they were talking about.  Awesome post and info and pictures!!

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More of the next Range Rover, A Study in Red, L405 #rangerover

Car Magazine always has those latest shots.  I just wish we could see more of the interior.  This one looks like it’s completely exposed, we need to see those door cards.  And as for the exterior, someone has to get a spy of the front doors under that camo.  Another interesting bit, all of the number plates we’ve seen so far have been properly registered with the UKs DVLA, this one however, VX12 OPM, does not appear in their system.

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