Land Rover is gearing up to introduce an all-new Range Rover model in the next two years, and it’s said to be the most road-focused crossover the automaker has made in its history. According to a new Auto Express report, the new model will be offered in mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric guises.

Interestingly, Land Rover will prioritise design, on-road comfort and luxury ahead of off-road performance, marking an obvious pivot from the brand’s hallmark USP. Company design director Gerry McGovern said Land Rover wants to show its ability to stretch and be different.

“We always have been quite pioneering. Let me just put it this way – if people like Bentley and Rolls-Royce can do an SUV, why can’t Land Rover or Range Rover do a luxury car,” he said.

The report also suggested that the new model will be underpinned by the same MLA platform as the upcoming flagship Range Rover (it will also be electrified), which can accommodate two electric motors (one on each axle) to make it an all-wheel drive SUV.

Technical specifications are sparse, but due to its smaller footprint, it won’t get the same 100 kWh battery as the full electric Range Rover. However, reports suggest that it will still provide around 480 km of driving range on a full charge due to the lighter kerb weight. It’s understood that will take place at the company’s Castle Bromwich facility.

Meanwhile, Land Rover’s aggressive electrification plans will see it introduce a new range of plug-in hybrid models, starting with the second-generation Evoque. Primary propulsion comes from a newly-developed 1.5 litre three-cylinder Ingenium engine that’s married to an electric motor, with the latter tipped to produce around 108 hp. This hybrid powertrain will also be repurposed for the Discovery Sport PHEV, which is due shortly after the Evoque PHEV.

Other models to be electrified include the all-new Defender, although the off-road beast will use a larger 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine instead. The engine will be augmented with an electric motor, and a small battery pack will offer an all-electric driving range of nearly 50 km. Exciting times for Land Rover, no?