Vince Pornelos / CarPix for AutoIndustriya.com | January 19, 2018 10:59
Range Rover caught testing a coupe version in Sweden
It appears that Range Rover is working on diversifying their line up somewhat and trying something new.
These photos -all taken in Volvo's backyard- appear to show a regular Range Rover SUV undergoing winter testing in Sweden. But if you look closer at the camouflage, you'll notice that there's something very different about it; this Range Rover is shorter, smaller, and only has one door on either side.
Yes, what you're looking at is a Range Rover “coupe”, a model that Land Rover's design boss, Gerry McGovern, had hinted as being on the drawing board. Now it appears that the new body style has progressed significantly.
The test vehicle was cleverly camouflaged by Land Rover. Not only did they wrap the car in camo to mask its lines to spoof our photographers, they even put fake rear door lines and two fake door handles to make it appear to be a regular Range Rover.
Our spies -all probably clad in heavy winter clothing, judging by the weather- report that the Range Rover Coupe could be called the Stormer, and will be built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations, or SVO.
The prospect of a smaller, sportier Range Rover would be interesting, particularly since competitors like the Bentley Bentayga and the recently launched Lamborghini Urus are all five-door models. Our spies speculate that a coupe could be the top of the line model on the Range Rover line up, and could cost around GBP 200,000 (around USD 278,000).