The fifth-gen Land Rover Range Rover debuts with eight different engine options in total, new tech features, and a new exterior designby Sidd Dhimaan, on
What’s touted as the world’s first luxury SUV has been around since 1970 and the current generation has been there for nine years now. As per today’s standards, most of us would say it’s been too long in the tooth. In fact, it even has new competitors now in the form of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Lexus LX600.
But, the automaker has finally debuted the fifth-gen Land Rover Range Rover and it comes with some significant changes. It rides on a new platform, is offered with eight different engine options including two plug-in hybrids, and features a lot of new features on the inside.
What’s New This Time Around?
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover is based on a new MLA-Flex architecture. It will be offered in three styles – Standard wheelbase, Long wheelbase, and Long wheelbase with seven seats. The Standard wheelbase version will come in four trims in the U.S. – Range Rover, Autobiography, First Edition, and Range Rover SV. The Long wheelbase will be offered in Autobiography, First Edition, and SV. The Long wheelbase model with seven seats can be had only in Range Rover and Autobiography trims.
While the overall design seems to be pretty similar to the current model, it is that rear that receives the biggest changes. The slim vertically slotted taillights are connected by a thick black bar that runs the entire width of the tailgate with ‘Range Rover’ branding on it. It also looks like the designers forgot to give it also cuts and creases. The fluidic design looks a little weird on a SUV of this stature, but it has allowed for better aerodynamic efficiency. The 2022 Land Rover Range Rovers boasts a drag coefficient rating of just 0.30.
Inside the cabin, there’s a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.1-inch touchscreen system on the center console. The rear passengers benefit from two 11.4-inch entertainment displays. A 35-speaker, 1,600-Watt Meridian sound system is also present.
In the Long wheelbase Autobiography trim, you get stuff like:
- Digital LED headlights
- 22-inch wheels
- Four-zone climate control
- 24-way adjustable seats
- Semi-aniline leather seats
- Natural Brown Walnut veneer
- 13.1-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto
- Wireless charger
- Head-up display
Eight Different Engine Options!
Land Rover has always been generous with its engine options and it’s no different this time either. There are three gas options, three diesel engines, and two plug-in hybrids based on the gas mills.
Four of the five gasoline options are based on the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder. The P360 makes 265 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque, whereas the P400 generates 395 horses and 406 pound-feet of torque. Both these options come with a mild-hybrid system.
The other two options based on this engine are the plug-in hybrids. The P440e puts out 434 ponies and 457 pound-feet of torque, and the P510e produces 503 horses and 516 pound-feet of twist. The motor here is integrated into the transmission and is powered by a 38.2 kWh battery pack. The electric-only WLTP range is estimated to be around 62 miles. The real-world electric range is expected to be 50 miles.
The other gasoline engine is the P530, which is a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8. It churns out 524 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque!
As for the oil-burning options, Land Rover is offering a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged ill in three different power outputs. In the D250 form, it produces 246 horses and 443 pound-feet of torque. In the D300, it makes 296 ponies and 479 pound-feet of twist. In the D350 avatar, it dishes out 345 horses and 516 pound-feet of oomph.
Land Rover has also introduced all-wheel-steering on the fifth-gen Range Rover. This allows the rear wheels to turn up to 7.3 degrees, which results in a turning radius of fewer than 36.1 feet. The SUV also comes with an adaptive air suspension. Apart from this, electronically controlled active anti-roll bars are also on offer.
In 2024, Land Rover will also add a fully electric Range Rover model to the lineup. The automaker has been providing hybrid tech for quite some time now, but the 2024 electric Range Rover will be the first fully electric vehicle that Land Rover has to offer.
How Much Does The 2022 Range Rover Cost?
Land Rover has bumped up the starting price significantly. It has breached the six-digit figure and that makes a huge psychological impact. The 2021 model had a starting price tag of $92,000, but the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover starts at $104,000!