Has a Range Rover sedan ever crossed your mind? Well, if it hasn’t, it will now. That is because Land Rover has expressed an interest in building a sedan. Furthermore, the automaker says that the Road Rover nameplate might arrive in 2019 as an electric vehicle. This time, it would not be an off roader, but instead, it will have the same platform as the next Jaguar XJ and will focus on luxury and design.
Having said that, an artist thought of bringing the proposed Road Rover idea to life. This designer, Kleber Silva, is based in Sao Paolo, Brazil and he rendered a Road Rover Velar sedan based on all the information he got. As the name suggests, it gets a number of design elements from its larger sibling, and it looks good.
If you check out the exterior, the front fascia and rectangular grille have been brought over from the Range Rover Velar SUV, as well as similar vents and LED light fixtures around it. Silva also borrowed the same wheels from the Velar. The rear end, on the other hand, looks sharp and is accented by tail lights that resemble that of the Range Rover’s. The exterior has been finished off with a polarizing bright gold paint.
You may or may not like the design of this rendering, but it definitely is a unique one and you can imagine it joining the lineup. Furthermore, sources say that the concept will most likely have an electric powertrain, which means that it will no longer need vents. It would also probably sit on the higher end of the Land Rover’s lineup.
Jaguar Land Rover plans to market the first ever Road Rover to markets like China and some parts of the United States. In terms of competition, the Road Rover is going to be rivaling Mercedes-Benz’ S-Class, when it comes to comparing luxury and interior craftsmanship, that still has that ‘all-terrain’ capability. JLR also plans to be tuned for impressive on-road dynamic performance, taking advantage of the potential of the electric motors.
When the production version on the Road Rover actually hits the market, it will be sharing the same aluminum intensive platform as that of the new Jaguar XJ. It will be equipped with two electric motors that will give power and torque to all four wheels. It will provide a range of about 300 miles (482 kilometers). Right now, we just have to wait and see whether Land Rover will push through with the proposed sedan in 2019. And we are guessing that prices will start around £90,000 for the top of the line trim.