Land Rover has plans to enter the coupe-SUV segment with a brand new model, set to make its debut next year.
Land Rover creates some of the most popular SUVs these days but the British manufacturer is still not offering a model in the coupe-SUV class. This will change next year, when the automaker will release a brand new model, codenamed L560.
According to Autocar, the final product could receive the Range Rover Sport Coupe moniker and will share the Jaguar F-PACE aluminium body. It will be around 185 inches (4.7 meters) long, slightly smaller than the BMW X6, and will be positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.
Also referred as the Evoque Plus, the model will be built around a luxurious four-seat layout and will offer “more intimate” interior than the other Land Rover models. A “dramatic” sloping roofline will reduce the space for the rear passengers that will get access to the cabin through “minimal openings.”
Our source claims standard models will be powered by diesel and petrol engines from the rich portfolio of the brand, but it’s not clear at the moment if there will be four-cylinder motors. A hybrid variant is probably also in the cards and it could combine a 3.0 SDV6 engine with an electric motor.
What’s more interesting, an all-electric model is also considered. This one will use the electric powertrain of the F-PACE that will make its debut next year.
Note: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque pictured.