New Range Rover launched
New Range Rover remains iconic in design and class-leading in terms of capability and technology
A new Range Rover has been launched, that defines modern luxury, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before.
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and in the 50 years since its first introduction has always combined incredible comfort with the ability to conquer all types of terrain. The new Range Rover combines breath taking modernity and aesthetic grace with the latest technology and connectivity.
There is a Range Rover to suit every need with a range of powertrain options, while a pure-electric Range Rover is set to join the line up in 2024. Four, five or seven-seat interiors are available across standard and long wheelbase body designs.
Being based on Land Rover’s a new flexible modular longitudinal architecture allows for unmatched capability and agile handling along with peerless refinement. Developed using state of the art engineering techniques, new levels of virtual development and Land Rover’s punishing development programme will ensure new levels of quality.
Upon launch in South Africa the Range Rover will be available in a choice of HSE and Autobiography models. Both standard and long wheelbase body designs are available with five seats, while the new long wheelbase model is available with a third row for extended comfort for up to seven adults.
The fifth generation luxury SUV takes Land Rover’s modernist design philosophy to the next level, with a refreshed interpretation of the iconic profile. The result is a new design that endows land Rover’s latest flagship with modernity, aesthetic grace and sophistication.
The design is defined by three lines that can trace their origins back through the generations, the falling roofline, strong waistline and rising sill line. These features combined with a characteristically short front overhang and a distinctive new boat tail rear and split tailgate, which combine to create an elegant profile.
The unbroken waistline showcases Land Rover’s attention to detail as the rounded edge of the door meets the glass in a clean finish thanks to a hidden waist finisher. The design enabling technology combined with precise detailing does a great job of creating the impression that the vehicle has been milled from solid metal.
Inside customers have a wider choice of materials and finishes, including innovative textiles and tactile Ultrafabrics with a continuation of Land Rover’s pioneering relationship with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium textiles.
The advanced speaker technology builds on the fundamental refinement of the MLA flex platform to deliver serene cabin calmness that ensures that passengers enjoy a first-class experience, by utilising the 1 600W Meridian Signature Sound System to create one of the quietest vehicle interiors on the road. Third generation Active Noise Cancellation monitors wheel vibrations, tyre noise and engine noises and then generates a cancelling signal that is played through the systems 35 speakers.
The new Range Rover elevates the award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment technology with its largest ever touchscreen, a 13.1-inch curved floating screen.
In 1992 the Range Rover was the first SUV to use Electronic Air Suspension and the new Range Rover continues this innovative approach. Dynamic Response Pro and pre-emptive suspension utilises eHorizon Navigation data to read the road ahead and prime the suspension to provide perfect responses. In addition a fully independent suspension underpins the luxurious ride and features Land Rover’s first ever five-link rear axle, which isolates the cabin from surface imperfections more effectively than ever before.
As with any Land Rover, the Range Rover boasts impeccable off-road credentials. The intelligent All-Wheel Drive transmission is controlled by Land Rover’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics system that monitors grip levels and driver inputs 100 times a second to predictively distribute torque between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. An Active Locking Rear Differential optimises traction during high speed cornering, on slippery surfaces and during off-road wheel articulation. All this technology feeds into land Rover’s award winning Terrain Response 2 system, which harnesses information from the various chassis systems to provide the perfect settings for the particular scenarios, from a choice of six driving modes.
Under the bonnet
In South Africa the new Range Rover will be the first to be powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine, that utilises a parallel twin-scroll turbo for each bank. With an output of 390kW and 750Nm it propels the Range Rover from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The D350 diesel offers 257kW and 700Nm of torque. The Extended-Range PHEVs combine the in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, in a choice of 323kW or 375kW outputs with a 38.2kwh lithium-ion battery and a 105kW electric motor. This configuration allows for up to 100km of near-silent pure electric driving.
All powertrains deliver their power through a ZF automatic gearbox and twin-speed transmission, which provides a set of low range ratios essential for towing or off-road driving.
Pricing and availability
The new Range Rover will be launched in South Africa towards the middle of 2022 and pricing will be made available closer to that time.
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