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Do you see what I see, the Ford Explorer vs the Next Range Rover, the lights #rangerover L405

The Explorer now makes me angry, every time I see it, every time…

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Front headlights:

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Rear lights (now with wings):

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And lastly, the rear view with matching spoiler and horizontal chrome trim bar:

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It’s not like Ford has ever done something like this before, using design cues from the vehicles it previously owned…

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J Mays, Ford designer, told Automobile that he just didn’t see it…

Some may remember this too: “We wish our friends the best of luck with their new vehicle”

And a final additional insult to injury, the Ford Flex(the floating roof is the least of its problems), still don’t see it Mr. Mays?

I realize they had to get some return on their investment, but come on!

A new view of the next Range Rover L405, IMHO, this is the final version. #rangerover

 

This is a few days old but wanted to get permission before I put up all the shots on this site.  Posted over on the rangerovers.net forums on Tuesday by T.8ATH are some spy shots that are slightly different than what we’ve seen so far.

First, the camo is a different design/pattern/layout from previous mules.  We also see the new glass roof opened in two places.  The new item showing up on the back of the front seats gets a new look.  And finally, all other vehicles I’ve seen have had legitimate number plates, all VX12 or VX61, showing they were registered in the past year or so.  This one has Trade Plates. 

This is just a guess, but I really think we’re looking at the final product.

Enjoy.

 

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Next Range Rover and The Mystery of the Back of the Front Seat… #rangerover l405

A little while back we noticed something attached to the back of the front seats:

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Could it be a return of the picnic table?  Seems a little too bolted on in this picture.

Then yesterday with the posting of some interesting new spy shots, we got this new view of back of the front seat:

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Could the top shot be a prototype and the bottom the actual item?  What do you think, let us know!!

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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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.