Since it saw the light more than 50 years ago, the Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury in the off-road segment. This first generation, launched in 1970, was followed by three more, in 1994, 2001 and 2012, with great evolutions and engines that arrived little by little. A development that led toincorporation of the latest technologies and a tendency to be more and more a vehicle suitable for asphalt and less off-road.
Land Rover has now confirmed pricing for the Extended-Range plug-in hybrid models and the exclusive Range Rover SV, revealing that the performance figures for the plug-in electric powertrain are even better than originally estimated.
This fifth generation combines its impressive modernity with great technological sophistication. Yes to that adds an efficient range of MHEV plug-in hybrid engines (the 100% electric version will arrive in 2024), as well as benefiting from a cabin with up to 7 seats.
The engine range of this new Range Rover is more electrified than ever. The new Mild-Hybrid Ingenium diesel, with 300 and 350hp, and two plug-in hybrid options with increased range, will be offered in the respective P440e and P510e variants. This is complemented by the powerful new petrol flagship, the P530 twin-turbo V8 engine , which offers improved performance and is 17% more efficient than the previous V8 engine.
The new PHEV engines combine Land Rover’s Ingenium in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with a 38.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, with a nominal consumption of 31.8 kWh, and an integrated 150 kW electric motor in the transmission. With this, autonomy in electric mode reaches 100 kilometers. In addition, the 510e is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.6 seconds. The new Range Rover is also one of the few PHEVs to offer a fast charging capacity of 50kW DC and can charge the battery up to 80% in less than an hour.
New Range Rover, the luxury SUV that does not lose its DNA
Range Rover was the first luxury SUV to feature electronic air suspension (in 1992) and fifth generation maintains this approach with Dynamic Response Pro and a predictive suspension that uses browsing data eHorizon to visualize the road ahead of the vehicle and prepare the suspension to react with the best response.
This technology works perfectly with theAdaptive Cruise Control with steering assistance for reduce body movements caused by sudden gear changes. Its suspension is fully independent and includes Land Rover’s first five-link rear axle, which isolates the cabin from ground imperfections using advanced pneumatic shock absorbers.
Produced exclusively at the Solihull plant in the UK, it is available in SE, HSE and Autobiography models. The First Edition model will be offered during the year and will be based on the Autobiography but with exclusive specifications.
The Range Rover SV will be available to order only for owners of the Range Rover family cars, and represents the ultimate in customization offered to the customer. According to Land Rover, the new Range Rover SV can be configured in more than 1.6 million different ways.
As for the price, the new Range Rover can now be ordered with prices starting from 135.800 euro for the PHEV P440e model with SE finish.