In addition to the sleek new cosmetic body, Land Rover’s new Flex-Body MLA core architecture enables the regular and long wheelbase models with a minimum of design compromises. Land Rover

Land Rover today unveiled the Next Generation Range Rover, a study of edgy minimalism. Maybe that’s not a surprise; as in each of the last four iterations, the new styling is less of a “breakthrough” and more of a cautious development – you could even say it resembles the clay model for them Previous generation Range Rover. However, when compared to this vehicle, the new one appears to have fewer gaps, protrusions, and rough angles for an overall smoother design.

Although Rover uses the somewhat hackneyed marketing language “as if chiseled from a single block of material”, the sentence applies here. The new Range Rover creates the difficult contradiction of looking decidedly futuristic yet unmistakably like a Range Rover – all while coping with the unwritten and more arduous task of looking more criticized than the previous one.

So bravo. There’s a bit of bulk behind the rear wheel arch, but that’s a minor issue – the long wheelbase model hides it better, simply because of the longer center section, in relative terms. The taillights are the most daring design and the most successful; thin vertical crescents that do not wrap around the side of the car are reminiscent of early defenders in their execution, but at the same time signal the viewers of the cha-ching.

Luxurious minimalist interior

Inside, the game is called Spartan luxury. Without countless outward-facing gadgets, you can rely on things like high-pile carpeting, loudspeakers in the headrests and the haptic feedback of the 13-inch curved infotainment display to perceive comfort instead of sterility. In addition, there are new high-end fabric options for the seats instead of leather, including “Textile that combines Ultrafabrics ™ and Kvadrat ™ wool blend”.

The active noise cancellation of the 3rd Land Rover

The design is flawless and largely devoid of unnecessary buttons and controls. For a tech-savvy car, however, that means moving those traditional buttons and switches into the touch-sensitive user interface. Stay tuned to find out how well everything works; Land Rover says its engineers have tried to reduce the “cognitive burden” on the driver. Oh – let’s take the previous steering wheel instead of the new two-spoke design.

Range Rover powertrains; Hybrid and EV on the go

Under the hood, a 523 hp 4.4-liter V8 with twin turbocharging replaces the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 in the previous Range Rover. In some cases this means a gain of five horsepower; in others a loss of 34 hp. Buyers can still opt for a mild hybrid setup that features a turbo-charged inline-6; This drive train is increased by 40 HP from 355 to 395 HP. The platform will also support future propulsion architectures, including a 434 hp mild hybrid in 2023 (down from 395) that supports 100 kilometers of electric driving and a battery-electric version in 2024.

Off-road ability

Despite the deeper pursuit of sleek design lines and luxurious interiors, the new Range Rover was supposed to be no less powerful than its predecessor. Fully independent air suspension features dual valve dampers, and the new SUV features Range Rover’s first 5-link rear suspension designed to isolate the cabin better than before. An active electronic roll control system generates more than 1,000 pound-feet of torque to keep body movements under control. In 2022, standard all-wheel steering with a 7-degree steering angle on the rear axle will make its debut in order to enable a turning circle of just 10 meters and more safety when changing lanes.

2022 Land Rover Ranger Rover newSeveral cameras work with animations to precisely place the wheels in off-road situations. Land Rover

Meanwhile, a sea of ​​electronic acronyms translate this off-road ability. The drive train continuously varies the torque from front to rear and across the rear axle as required. There is also an actively locking rear axle differential when the going gets tough. As before, Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system offers multiple driving modes specifically designed to optimize traction in different conditions.

New Range Rover prices, equipment and sales dates

It is planned to sell the new Range Rover in 2022 at the same time as the 2022 Range Rover, which is already on sale. For 2022, the new Range Rover will be offered in the trim levels SE, Autobiography and First Edition. which are available in standard wheelbase (SWB) or long wheelbase (LWB). The First Edition models are based on the Autobiography equipment and are available in a unique “Sunset Gold Satin” finish. Four, five, and seven-seat configurations are also available (the latter in the LWF). As before, you probably won’t want a configuration that doesn’t exist.

SE models with the mild hybrid turbo inline-six start at $ 105,350, including the target fee of $ 1,350; the LWB (long wheelbase, seven-person version) starts at $ 111,350. If you upgrade the SE with the 523-horsepower twin-turbo V8, you’ll set you back $ 120,050 and $ 126,050, respectively.

The Twin-turbo V8 Range Rover Autobiography starts at $ 153,350 and goes up to $ 155,350 for the seven-passenger LWB model; the LWF, two-tier executive seating, costs $ 157,350.

2022 First Edition Land Rovers start at $ 159,550 and $ 164,850 for the LWF version.

Top tier SV models will hit the market in 2023 and add even more luxury, with things like 24-way reclining seats with a massage function and a “club table” that is “theatrically” raised to make a workplace Offer. They are uniquely offered in LWB format for 5 passengers and offer exclusive materials such as plated metals, ceramics, mosaic inlays and leather close to aniline.

The order books are open and deliveries will begin next spring.

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