A camouflaged Land Rover has been spotted again on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. An automobile enthusiast managed to click a snap of the Land Rover and he uploaded it to the Facebook page of ‘Exotics and Imports spotted in Kerala’.
This spotting comes in close heels with the earlier catch of a similar mule inside the premises of the Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. As we have discussed that time, this is the Next-Gen 2015 Freelander undergoing test runs in India.
Both the spotted test mules are similar in all aspects. The only difference lies in their registration plates, with this vehicle sporting a local Kerala-registered number against the UK-registered number of the earlier spotted Land Rover.
In our opinion, the most decisive thing binding both the models together is the presence of the Tata Elxsi Office inside the Technopark campus. It is a well known name and is engaged in the manufacture of software as well as embedded systems for many vehicles. Add to this the fact that it is a Tata company. It begins to get clear that this Next-Gen Freelander test mule had made a journey here to get its electronic nitty-gritty tweaked.
JLR has announced that the Next-Gen Freelander will be based upon a stretched platform of their best-selling Evoque model. It might be powered by the AJ-200 range of Four-Cylinder petrol engines. Seating options of five as well as a seven might be available. They are expected to hit the showrooms in the second-half of 2014.