A new Range Rover is something rare, seeing as its product cycle is much longer than other cars. The new 2022 model of the Range Rover is a lesson in how change should bring in a whole slew of innovations to a working formula. The transformation of this SUV has now leaned into a smoother look, having a bit of minimalism to its feel. It simply looks like a state-of-the-art SUV, while also retaining the characteristics of a Range Rover.
The 2022 New Range Rover has been remade from scratch, now featuring some new stylings and luxury features. Certain powertrain options have been discontinued, such as the diesel V6 and plug-in hybrid models. Only the turbocharged six-cylinder engine and the supercharged V8 engine remain, available in different variants as well. It will also be coming with an option for a third row of seats.
The new Range Rover doesn’t have a list of features yet, but we do know that there will be 3 trim levels that will be sold. The SE version, being the standard model, costs about $105,350*. The Autobiography model is the mid-range choice and goes for $153,350*. Lastly, the First Edition model is the highest trim level and will have an asking price of $159,550* with the standard wheelbase, and $164,850* with the long wheelbase.
The SE and Autobiography trim levels will also come with a seven-seater variant, which comes at a different price point. The Base MSRP for this model starts off at $110,000* for the SE and $154,000* MSRP for the Autobiography.
The new Range Rover will be coming with either the 3.0-Liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, or the optional 4.4-Liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Specifically, the P440e, P510e, P350, and P400 all use the 3.0-Liter inline-six. The P530 instead uses the 4.4-Liter V8 which was sourced from an ongoing collaboration with BMW.
The inline-six produces about 395 horsepower and a torque level of 406 pounds-feet with the P400 variant. Of course, it depends on which of the models you choose to go for. With the P400, its acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 5.8 seconds.
The V8, in comparison, delivers an output of 523 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque. Land Rover has stated that the new 4.4-Liter V8 has better acceleration speeds than its predecessor, boasting an acceleration time of 4.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60mph.
The new Range Rover will also offer plug-in hybrid variants, but they’re slated for a few months after the initial October release. Some of the announced variants include a 434-horsepower plug-in hybrid, offering 62 miles of electric range. There will also be a fully EV variant, but it is planned for release by 2024. All models of the new Range Rover come in 4WD.
A new feature of the new Range Rover is the Integrated Chassis Control with Dynamic Response Pro. It utilizes active stabilizer bars to reduce the body roll according to the road conditions. It can also disconnect with the front axle, enhancing the wheel articulation for those off-road driving sessions.
Most important of all, Land Rover has unveiled its new MLA-Flex architecture, composed of 76 percent aluminum. The Modular Longitudinal Architecture of the new Range Rover allows it to mount the wide array of hybrid powertrains, and is the reason why it can host luxury seating for up to 7 passengers.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
There have been no releases on the EPA estimates for the new Range Rover. Some have been speculating that the fuel economy will be quite similar to the previous models. Speculations have pinned the SE hybrid model will have ratings near 18 MPG/City and 23 MPG/Highway.
We’ll be updating you more on this when the new Range Rover receives its EPA ratings.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
One of the most striking changes of the new Range Rover is to the interior, specifically going for a smooth and minimalistic take. All elements of this Range Rover’s interior are purposeful, with no extraneous controls present. The traditional switches and knobs have all been integrated into the touchscreen user interface. All materials are of a high-quality, with customization options available for the upholstery, dashboard trims, door trims, and even the headliners on the ceiling of the car. The leatherwork on the interior is impressive, and the integration of high-quality wood and aluminum stylings all lend to the design well. However, buyers who care more for sustainability can opt for the leather-free options.
A motorized divider is also present within the cargo holds, making sure its contents don’t jostle around much during drives. The rear liftgate is also durable enough to be used for seating when it comes to outdoor events. Passenger capacity can range from 4 to 7 adults, depending on whether you go for the standard or long wheelbase.
A 13-inch curved infotainment touchscreen comes with Land Rover’s in house infotainment suite: The Pivi Pro interface. This touchscreen is where most of the car’s cabin functions are situated. It comes integrated with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and can even take Voice Commands from its integration with Amazon’s Alexa. Other features that come standard are in-dash navigation systems, wireless charging capability, a SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 13.7-inch digital gauge display for driver to use. The rear seats also have a dedicated entertainment system, featuring two 11.4-inch displays. The new Range Rover makes use of a Meridian Stereo Sound System that comes with a whopping 35 speakers.
Land Rover’s safety offerings have always been top-of-the-line, with it being a continuous theme for the new Range Rover. A variety of driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control and a semi-autonomous driving mode all come standard to the models. It also comes with automated emergency braking systems, pedestrian and cyclist detection, a lane-departure warning system, and lane-keeping assistance.
Land Rover offers a warranty that is similar to those offered by its competitors, although it does lack a package for complimentary scheduled maintenance. The Limited warranty is covered for 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty plan spans for the same timeframe, covered for 4 years as well or the first 50,000 miles.