It doesn't look clumsy on the track.
The next-generation Land Rover Range Rover is back at the Nurburgring for a high-speed test session, caught on camera by the statesidesupercars channel on YouTube. Under closer inspection, we discovered that this is the exact same prototype that was spied by our photographers last week.
Not much can be said from this early sighting of the British SUV but it’s undeniably imposing. Even the camouflage can’t hide the boxy body and the vehicle’s massive dimensions but that’s something to be expected from a Range Rover. We can all but confirm the model will take the evolutionary design approach with many visual references to the model that’s still on sale today.
Gallery: 2022 Range Rover new spy photos
It’s not really surprising to see a giant SUV lapping the Nurburgring these days but the new RR seems to be dealing with the bumpy track pretty well. It’s also worth mentioning that this test car seems to be equipped with an all-wheel steering system with the rear wheels turning in the same direction as the front ones to increase stability.
Another thing that caught our attention is the quad-exhaust arrangement at the back, which hints at a V8 engine. It’s very difficult to say whether that’s the existing JLR supercharged V8 or a new mill but there are rumours that the new Range Rover could receive V8 power from BMW. Obviously, it won’t be the only powertrain option for the overhauled luxury SUV as it will also get a selection of forced induction petrol and diesel units, plus - most likely - a plug-in hybrid system.
Word on the street is the new Range Rover won’t debut until the second half of next year. We expect to get many more spy shots and videos with the upcoming model in the next months, so stay tuned.