After renewing the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover renews its flagship, the Range Rover. This fifth-generation is again betting on the luxury vehicle, based on a new modular platform to reduce weight and driving, in addition to having completely renewed the design.
The new Range Rover comes in two versions PHEV (plug-in hybrid) gasoline, plus up to five mild-hybrid versions and single combustion, the most powerful. It will be available in two versions, 5,052 mm or 5,252 mm, as long as we can afford the more than €140,000 it costs.
The renewal of the most luxurious model of Land Rover
The new Range Rover 2022, like its predecessor, has two body styles available, with the standard model measuring 5.05 meters and the long-wheelbase version reaching 5.25 meters long. This generation is based on the MLA-Flex modular platform, a new structure that reduces weight and promises to increase ride comfort.
In terms of design, the line of the previous generation has been further refined, now achieving an aerodynamic coefficient of only 0.30, an outstanding figure for a vehicle of this volume. We now find even more LED presence, especially on the sides of the tailgate, which are perfectly integrated when off.
The interior of the new Range Rover also gets a makeover, with a huge 13.7-inch digital dashboard, a new instrument cluster, 11.4-inch screens for rear passenger infotainment, and all enhanced with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless compatibility. It also has a WiFi hotspot that supports up to 8 connected devices. There is a choice of 4-, 5- or 7-seater versions (the latter only in the 5.25-meter version).
As for the sound system, it is signed by Meridian and has a power of 1600W, thanks to the 35 speakers scattered throughout the cabin. Four of them are 20W, one in each main headrest.
As curious details, the Range Rover 2022 has noise cancellation in the headrests themselves. Using an accelerometer system and several microphones promise to reduce outside sound by 24% compared to the previous version. Similarly, it has an air purification system inside, both to reduce CO2 levels and to eliminate possible bacteria.
If we talk about engines, there are two interesting PHEV gasoline versions. The rest are mild-hybrid versions, so they work with combustion and delegate to the electric motor some electronic elements of the vehicle.
The first version is the P440e, with a 3-liter, 6-cylinder, 440 hp engine. This version achieves 620 Nm of torque and promises to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. The second version, the P510e, is based on the same engine, but in this case reaches 510 hp, 700 Nm of torque, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.
Both have an 8-speed automatic transmission, with a 2-speed reduction gearbox to face difficult situations in 4×4. Being able to travel 100 kilometers in purely electric mode, it has a zero label.
These two PHEV versions have a 38.2 kWh lithium battery and a 105 kW electric motor integrated into the transmission. According to Range Rover, they can travel up to 100 kilometers purely electrically. Similarly, they can reach up to 140 km / h in electric driving, promising the firm that the vehicle is designed to complete most journeys using only electric power.
The price of this new Range Rover starts at £94,400 / €143,300, although it may exceed €200,000, depending on the version. A luxury house on wheels that comes to compete directly with Rolls and Bentley.