Next Generation Range Rover Spied Testing in SoCal
Jaguar Forums caught this next-generation Range Rover out in the wild!
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the new 2019 Range Rover…oh, wait.
Well, it’s rather coincidental then that during a quick lunch break, we caught the latest Range Rover out testing on the streets of El Segundo, California! It’s rather convenient that Land Rover decided to drive right past the Jaguar Forums office with this test mule. Too bad they didn’t pull into the parking lot so we could take a closer look.
Fortunately, we were already in our car and on the road when we spied two Land Rovers, a Discovery, and a camouflaged Range Rover with manufacturer plates.
We were able to get a good look at the grille when it was behind us. This is not the new P400e hybrid-electric model, but a conventional Range Rover model. The husky exhaust note it made as it took off from a stop light has us guessing it’s the Td6 turbo-diesel.
The real question here is, why? Why is Land Rover still testing a vehicle it has already confirmed for production in the U.S.? No emissions or regulatory testing equipment was seen on the vehicle. The only real question remaining for 2019 Range Rover models are the fuel economy stats. However, the powertrains are very similar to the outgoing model, so that’s a big maybe.
Photos for Jaguar Forums by Jake Stumph