We've seen Range Rover face lifted prototypes before wearing less camouflage here and here. Therefore, these latest photos taken in the American desert showing a prototype with heavy cladding on the front end lead us to believe LR engineers are stress testing the cooling and air condition systems by restricting air flow, not hiding the design.

However, the real news is seen in the rear shots. For the first time we can partially see new tail lights, perhaps LEDs. Sources bet this freshened Range Rover will arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2010 as a 2011 model year just two years ahead of the all new Range Rover in 2013.

As seen previously, exterior upgrades will include minor front bumper and grille redesign. Also, a new direct injection 5.0-liter V8 with and without supercharger is expected to debut with the facelift.

2011 Land Rover Facelift Rear Lamps Spied