Land Rover has launched the all-new fifth generation Range Rover, which is available to order now for deliveries in Spring 2022.
Prices for the flagship luxury SUV start at £94,400, an increase of more than £16,000 over the outgoing version.
While the new Range Rover looks quite a lot like the old one, it sits on a fresh platform that facilitates the fitment of a new range of engines and technologies.
Two plug-in hybrid powertrains will be available, giving a zero-emission range of up to 62 miles per charge. Both pair an electric motor with a new six-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 440PS (P440e) or 510PS (P510e).
A fully electric Range Rover will also be offered for the first time. Details are yet to be revealed, but the car will arrive in dealerships in 2024.
From launch, the new Range Rover can be specified with one of four powertrains. The P400 petrol serves as the entry level model. It uses a 3.0-litre six cylinder petrol with a mild hybrid system, developing 400PS. There’s also a flagship P530, powered by a twin-turbo BMW-derived V8.
A pair of six-cylinder mild hybrid diesels complete the line-up, in D300 and D350 guises.
Buyers can choose from a short- or long-wheelbase, with the option of a four-, five, or seven-seat configuration.
Innovations for the new Range Rover include a new noise cancelling speaker system, power assisted doors, electrically controlled anti-roll bars and built-in Amazon Alexa.
The luxury SUV is available in SE, HSE and Autobiography models, initially. A First Edition will also be available throughout the first year of production, based on the range-topping Autobiography.
Later in 2022, a more exclusive SV version will launch that offers bespoke tailoring.
Bolstering the driving experience is a new air suspension system that uses navigation data to adjust for the road ahead. It’s combined with a new 48-volt electric roll control system, with electric anti-roll bars to maintain stability when cornering.
A 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System helps the new Range Rover to provide one of the quietest vehicle interiors on the road. The Active Noise Cancellation system monitors wheel vibrations, tyre noise and engine sounds transmitted into the cabin and generates a cancelling signal, which is played through the system’s 35 speakers. These include a pair of speakers in the headrests for each of the four main cabin occupants.
The New Range Rover is also the first Land Rover to feature power assisted doors, to assist with entry and exit. Advanced hazard detection means the doors can automatically pause until the sweep of the door is cleared.
Nick Rogers, executive director, product engineering, at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The New Range Rover combines supreme on-road and all-terrain capability with electrified propulsion and new levels of connected capability.
"In the quest for comfort, we have been obsessed with human science and understanding brain activity to minimise cognitive impact and ensure these advanced technologies work in absolute harmony, creating a truly effortless driving experience. It’s an engineer’s duty to make people’s lives better, and that’s exactly what the New Range Rover will do for you.”