The Porsche Taycan may have to watch out.
A few months ago, a rumor emerged of a new Land Rover model that would be called the Road Rover. Early speculation predicted it would be the first ever Land Rover sedan, based on the next generation Jaguar XJ. As time went on however, it became clear that the Road Rover would be more of a wagon than an SUV - along the lines of the Audi A4 Allroad or Volvo V90 CrossCountry. Now, Autocar has published some exclusive details about the Road Rover as well as other upcoming Land Rover models.
The Road Rover is expected to arrive in 2020, wearing a Range Rover badge when it reaches production. It will be based on the next generation Jaguar XJ as expected, and will also be the brand's first fully electric vehicle. Power will come courtesy of dual-electric motors, combining to create AWD. Range is expected to be around 300 miles. The Road Rover will be one of the most expensive cars in the Range Rover lineup, while the second generation Evoque will be the cheapest. The new Evoque will be revealed at the LA Auto Show in November in five-door and convertible body styles with a mild-hybrid drivetrain.
The next generation Range Rover won't arrive until 2021, along with a new, lighter architecture. The new flagship SUV will likely feature plug-in hybrid drivetrains and level 4 autonomous features. The smaller Range Rover Sport will arrive sometime in 2022, and the fairly new Velar will be replaced in 2023.