Land Rover Could Hug Tarmac Instead Of Trees With Road Rover

Is a new Land Rover coming in the near future? Probably, as JLR has applied to trademark a new moniker: Road Rover.

Our colleagues from AutoExpress have brought this news forward, speculating that it could be pretty much everything at this point.

From a PR stunt to a potential new product, the Road Rover moniker might also suggest a high riding estate is coming to rival the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain and Volvo V90 Cross Country. Then again, it could be a luxury sedan – at this point, everything is mere speculation.

Interestingly, this isn’t Land Rover’s first use of the Road Rover name, as back in the 1950s, they came up with a few prototypes of a car bearing the same name, which was eventually shelved.

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Autocar, on the other hand, goes further, suggesting that if given the green light for production, then the Road Rover will challenge the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in terms of luxury and high-end features. And since it will come from JLR, it’s expected to have some off-road capabilities.

As for power, the British mag suggests a dual-motor electric system providing all-wheel drive and allowing it to reach 60mph (96km/h) in less than 5 seconds. Backed up by a potent battery, the Road Rover could travel for at least 300 miles (483 km) in between charges.

Even if a new vehicle is coming, don’t expect to see it before at least early next decade, and hopefully by then we’ll have much more to report on what JLR is cooking.

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Renderings courtesy of Kleber Silva 1 and 2 on Behance

  • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

    So it’s a Holden with a LR grill, whaaaa????

    • C172fccc

      It’s a Jaguar XE.

      • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

        Im not seeing it.

  • Liam Paul

    the hatchback looks too much like an focus

    • Evo45

      Because it is.

      • Miknik

        And as such, a previous generation one, so probably not the most credible render out there…

  • Nihar

    Focus Hatch?

  • MonkeyRider

    No thank you.

  • kachuks

    Ok, so the Rover front end looks good in sedan form. Who would’ve thunk.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Badge engineered Jaguar sedan.

    • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

      Here we go with badge swapping 0nce again!

  • Mr. EP9

    Whoever made that render of that rebadged Focus should stop. That is awful.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Before the Focus based photochops, there was this.

    One of the original Road Rover prototypes referred to in the article. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff759547b44bbd63ecf707d28e5a8290de9912b1566552e3c3943bd56c419b6e.jpg

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    More like Mall Rover.

  • J2

    the hatchback looks too much like an focus

  • Vassilis

    I like the idea of that.

  • Major Lee Gassole

    What an absolutely unappealing sedan. It looks like the hideous Ford 500.

  • no25

    LMAO THE HATCH! I cant with these renders anymore.

  • Leconte Dave

    Nightmare on the roads

  • MarketAndChurch

    Estates/Wagons are the next trend Land Rover AND Jeep need to jump on.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    I don’t think it will be a Sedan or Estate, honestly if so then what’s Jaguars for???

    • Dr Professor Weezle Eye

      Its history?

      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

        Yes but just in the last 15 to 20 years from the time of Ford bought both of them, and even after spinning them off, they both played as one for the Sedan and the Other for the CUV/SUV

    • diesel_vdub

      Jaguars purpose is to provide the vehicle for LandRover to rebadge. The sedan rendering looks like the XF to me.

      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

        So they will sell Jaguar or close it and take its R&D for LR

  • Marty

    There were “Road Rovers” for almost a hundred years. They were called “Rover”.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    velar lights for a long tail fastback, but never in your life make a hatchback.

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