Penaloza Catches Range Rover In The Buff, With Body Paint

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
penaloza catches range rover in the buff with body paint

This morning, our man in India, Faisal, showed you renderings of the fourth generation Range Rover. TTAC reader Penaloza looked up from his (free) coffee at the Embassy Suites in Corpus Christi, TX, and there it was:

A truck that looks suspiciously like what Faisal had rendered, plus some strange camouflage paint job that makes even a large format shot look like a blown-up 60×40 JPEG. Truck has New Jersey “Vehicle MFR.” plates. Jaguar Land Rover is in scenic Mahwah, NJ 07430, and Penaloza gets the TTAC Erlkönig-Jäger grand prize.

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  • Waterview Waterview on Aug 13, 2012

    I've never been able to understand the appeal. My indy mechanic says they're maintenance nightmares and the few folks I know who own one won't hold it beyond the warranty period. They may be "fashionable", but I don't know how they keep selling those things when their reputation is that bad.

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    • Jmo Jmo on Aug 13, 2012

      @jmo "Maybe my expectations are out of whack, but the parts seem to be too expensive" So they should be using cheaper parts in a 90k SUV? To me that's like complaining that new shocks on a S550 are $1,000 each. You buy an S for many reasons including its peerless ride quality. How do you get such suburb ride quality? You use really expensive shocks.

  • Carfriend313 Carfriend313 on Aug 13, 2012

    This is news? I've seen maybe 5 of these test mules cruising on the motorways around here, one of them at a good 3 figures.

  • Sinistermisterman Sinistermisterman on Aug 13, 2012

    Perhaps it's the camo or the camera angle, but the door/window line seems to be following the trend set by the Evoque, i.e. getting higher towards the rear of the vehicle. I'm not a fan of this design school, as it gives the vehicle a fat ass.

    • Bkmurph Bkmurph on Aug 13, 2012

      +1 Sinistermisterman. Also, the roofline might be sloped downward from front to rear, exacerbating the fat-assed look you describe.

  • El scotto El scotto on Aug 13, 2012

    I'd keep the "dazzle" paint job and call it Winston.