The car that makes up the commercial division of Land Rover is due to be unveiled this week, according to a spokesperson for the company.
The new model is likely to be called the R2, and it will be the first car to feature the new ‘supercharged’ V8 engine from Land Rover.
Land Rover will also be releasing a range of new commercial trucks, a new range of commercial buses and a range model of the new R2.
The R2 will be made by Land Rover’s own subsidiary, Land Rover North America, and will be sold exclusively at the UK’s Dover Port and at the world’s largest petrol station, The St Andrew’s.
The R2’s sales model will be similar to the range of Land Rovers currently in use at Dover, with the biggest change being that the car will be delivered with an automatic transmission instead of the current manual gearbox.
The car will have an 8.4 litre V8 and a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle will also come with a rangefinder, which will measure distance travelled and is designed to allow owners to measure distance ahead of a test ride.
The rangefinder will be integrated into the car’s chassis, and Land Rover says it will also have a GPS unit to measure speed.
“This car will change the way we see the world,” said Mark Wilsdon, the company’s chief marketing officer.
As for the commercial sales segment, Land Rover said the R4 will be a “smaller and lighter version of the R1” and will include a new all-wheel drive system.
Land Rover says the R3 will be built on the R6 platform, but it will use a modified version of that platform that has been used on the V8-powered Land Roves.
It is likely that the R7, which is still being designed, will be used in both commercial and commercial vehicles, although it is not known whether the company is developing any other cars.
A full announcement of the commercial car is expected this week.