2022 Range Rover breaks cover
Tata-owned Land Rover has officially taken the wraps off the next-gen 2022 Range Rover. Yes, this is THE Range Rover, not the Evoque, Velar or Sport.
2022 Range Rover exterior & interior
Land Rover has made sure that the fifth-generation Range Rover is just as appealing as the previous versions. As a result, the premium SUV’s distinctive shape has been preserved.
Up front, though, there is a slew of new features, including a redesigned grille, a lower air intake, and new LED headlights. Then, 23-inch wheels, darkened pillars, flat door handles, a strong character line, and a softly sloping roofline can all be seen on the sides.
The front overhang is minimal, while the back overhang is rather extensive. The redesigned tail lights are vertical, and the tailgate is divided. The indicators are located on the black panel that houses the model name.
Standard and extended wheelbase versions of the premium SUV are offered. The shorter version is 5052 mm long, 2047 mm wide, 1870 mm tall, and has a 2997 mm wheelbase, while the longer version is 5252 mm long, 2048 mm wide, 1870 mm tall, and has a 3197 mm wheelbase.
The 2022 Range Rover boasts a whole redesigned cabin that can accommodate up to 7 passengers (long wheelbase model). Land Rover has utilised the finest materials available to create a really sumptuous interior for the SUV.
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2022 Range Rover features
The new Range Rover comes standard with 21-inch wheels, 3-zone temperature control, interior lighting, 20-way heated electric front seats with power recline heated rear seats, and Meridian Sound System in SE, HSE, Autobiography, and First Edition trim levels.
Amazon Alexa, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, 13.1-inch touchscreen, 13.7-inch driver’s display, 8-inch back control display, and rear entertainment displays are among the other standard amenities.
If the normal Range Rover isn’t enough, there’s the SV range, which includes models like the ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Serenity,’ which have four seats, soft aniline leather, ceramics, and a slightly different bodywork with custom accents.
2022 Range Rover engine & gearbox
Land Rover has equipped the fifth-generation Range Rover with pure diesel, mild-hybrid diesel, mild-hybrid petrol, plug-in hybrid petrol, and pure V8 petrol engines, all linked to an automatic transmission and driving all four wheels with all-wheel steering.
The lineup starts with a trio of 3.0-litre Ingenium straight sixes, all with 48V mild-hybrid assistance and power outputs ranging from 246bhp in the D250 diesel to 395bhp in the P400 petrol.
These will be joined by a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid option with a new 38.2kWh battery with a WLTP-certified electric range of 100km, giving the Range Rover one of the longest electric ranges of any PHEV on the market.
The new ‘Extended Range’ PHEV model, which for the first time uses a six-cylinder engine, has combined outputs of either 434bhp or 503bhp.
The performance-oriented V8, which now shares its motor with BMW’s most powerful models as part of a new powertrain-sharing deal between the two companies, rounds out the lineup. The new V8 variant produces 523bhp and can hit 100km/h in 4.6 seconds from a standstill, and is 17 percent more efficient than the previous SVR-engined model.
All engines come with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with a low-range function for towing and off-road driving at low speeds.