In the more than 50 years since the first Range Rover was launched, there have only been four generations, so this all-new car that basically marks the fifth generation for 2022 is a significant step for Land Rover. Also because the iconic luxury SUV of the British brand will be available for the first time as a plug-in hybrid and with seven seats.
The new Range Rover is also the first model to be developed on the new platform MLA-Flex of the British brand, which allows powerplants with pure combustion engine, plug-in hybrid technology and also fully electric. And on the latter front, the arrival of one has been confirmed Range Rover EV for 2024.
New Ranger Rover 2022, when modernity takes its cue from traditions
According to the Land Rover Design Director, Massimo Frascella, the design of the new Range Rover is all about “reductionism”, which translates into less marked lines and joints of the bodywork to give a new, more sober interpretation of modern luxury.
For example, thanks to glass flush with the surface of the body, high-tech lights, painted bumpers and “invisible” pillars, the car appears to have been carved from a piece of marble. At the same time, the drag coefficient of the body is only 0.30, which, according to the creators of the car, makes it the most aerodynamically efficient premium SUV in the world. No Range Rover will have a logo on the bonnet, while alternatives to leather will be offered in the form of Kvadrat technical Ultrafabric to improve sustainability. However, the leather will still be offered as standard.
Land Rover’s design reductionism is evident at the rear, where the biggest stylistic changes for the new car can be seen. The taillights and indicators have been incorporated into a solid looking black panel that is opaque when the lights are not on. In profile, the Range Rover is still defined by three clear horizontal lines.
Technology at the highest level
The new body is filled beyond belief with new and even unique systems. Therefore, the adaptive air suspension settings are automatically changed before each corner using the navigation data from eHorizon. Adaptive cruise control with steering assistance is also linked to the satellite. allowing you to smooth out the body movements that occur during sudden speed changes.
Active Steering can steer the rear wheels up to 7 degrees, increasing stability and control at high speeds and improving maneuverability at low speeds. The optics of the new Range Rover are also extremely intelligent. The high-definition digital LED headlights provide up to 500 meters of light, while the adaptive lighting system it can darken up to 16 subjects, preventing glare from oncoming people or cars. In addition, the electronics are able to correct the angle of the light beam before each turn of the road using the navigation data. The maneuvering light system creates an illuminated area around the vehicle to assist the driver in poor visibility conditions at low speeds.
Finally, the Range Rover can be driven without ever entering it. By installing the application Remote Park Assist on the smartphone you can observe how with extreme calm the car independently enters a narrow parking lot or the garage gate.
Inside, the fireworks of intelligent technology continue. Active noise cancellation of the third generation uses speakers Meridian Signature 1600W with additional 20W speakers integrated into the four main headrests. Four pairs of 60mm speakers are installed in the headrests to create custom quiet zones, similar to the effect of high-quality headphones.
In the cabin air purification system, the British used a carbon dioxide concentration sensor with PM2.5 particle filtration. Technology Dual nanoe X reduces allergens and fights odors and viruses. The neutralization of harmful particles takes place in the air, without the need for them to enter the purification filter.
Another feature of the new Range Rover is the electric door operation, which can be controlled via the multimedia system screen. The smart trunk floor allows you to create a wider bulkhead, useful for storing small items within easy reach. The panel can also be folded down to act as a backrest when the lower door is used for outdoor seating. By ordering the option Tailgate Event Suite, fans of such relaxation will also receive additional lighting, a music system and specially made pillows.
The Pivi Pro infotainment system features the largest 13.1-inch touchscreen display ever made in Land Rover history. You can feel a tactile connection by touching the floating, slightly curved center screen. Pioneered by Land Rover, this technology allows you to feel finger pressure and stay focused while driving. The 13.7-inch virtual instrument cluster with high-definition graphics is reminiscent of the Pivi Pro screen layout. Using the buttons on the steering wheel, you can choose from a variety of display configurations, including the usual analog layout. 11.4-inch HD touchscreens for the sofa passenger entertainment system are installed in the front seat backrests. It can work independently of other onboard multimedia equipment and supports most mobile devices with an HDMI connector. By connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, passengers can also watch Smart TV while traveling.
Almost all electrified engines
The acceptance of orders is already active and starts with prices starting from Euro 124,300. You will be able to choose the new engines for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) Extended Range, P440e and P510e, and the latest Ingenium petrol and D250, D300 and D350 diesel mild-hybrids (MHEV). A powerful new petrol-driven flagship, the P530 Twin Turbo V8, offers more refinement and performance and is 17% more efficient than the previous Range Rover V8.
The new PHEV Extended Range powertrains are based on Land Rover’s 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 38.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 105 kW electric motor integrated with the transmission. Together, the powertrain delivers up to 100km of almost silent purely electric driving. With instant electric torque, the new P510e accelerates from 0-100km / h in 5.6 seconds.
The maximum speed that these mild-hybrid powertrains can reach is 140 km / h, allowing you to have an all-electric model for most city and country journeys, with overall CO2 emissions of less than 30 g / km1.
In addition to the traditional SE, HSE and Autobiography trim levels, there will be a First Edition limited to the first year, based on Autobiography. The version features a single Sunset Gold body color with a satin matte finish, as well as four other variants: Batumi Gold Gloss, Lantau Bronze, Charente Gray and Santorini Black. The Standard (SWB) and Long Wheelbase (LWB) First Edition is available with five seats. The “Range” long wheelbase in other trim levels can be purchased with three rows of seats: in this case, the driver and six adult passengers will fit comfortably in the cabin.