Un­der the skin

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Gotcha! -

WHATIS IT? Long-wheel­base Range Rover WHYTHE FUSS? Po­ten­tial seven-seater WHEN’S IT HERE? Some time in 2014 HOWMUCH? More than $150,000 A seven-seater Range Rover is fi­nally on the cards with the re­lease of the all­new British flag­ship. Carparazzi has caught the car test­ing with an ex­tended wheel­base and much longer rear doors, point­ing to a more lux­u­ri­ous ver­sion for the Chi­nese mar­ket as well as the po­ten­tial for a seven-seater fam­ily vari­ant for the first time.

Paul Gover It’s all about the wheels. The big­ger al­loys point to the Re­nault Clio GT, an­other com­ing ad­di­tion to the fourth-gen­er­a­tion Clio line-up. It won’t be as hot as the Clio Re­naultS­port but the GT is expected to have a 1.2-litre turbo engine and, per­haps, a Gor­dini badge. The 3 Se­ries GT has shed its plas­tic cladding dur­ing fi­nal test­ing. There are still cam­ou­flage stick­ers but the shape is clear, in­clud­ing the ex­tra side win­dow added be­neath the new curv­ing roof. It’s the lat­estBMWcrossover coupe af­ter the X6 and 5 Se­ries GT but won’t be the last. In case you couldn’t guess, the next re­vi­sion to the two-door E-Class is built around a ma­jor nose job. It brings the car into line with other mod­els that have picked up the frontal di­rec­tion from the lat­est CLS coupe. It should be on sale next year.

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