The New Range Rover
The elegant New Range Rover defines modern luxury, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before.
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV. For 50 years, it has combined comfort and composure with capability. The New Range Rover is the most desirable yet. Its breathtaking modernity and aesthetic grace mix effortlessly with technological sophistication and seamless connectivity.
A choice of four, five or seven-seat interiors are available across Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs.
Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The New Range Rover is a superb manifestation of our vision to create the world’s most desirable luxury vehicles, for the most discerning of customers. It writes the next chapter in the unique story of pioneering innovation that has been a Range Rover hallmark for more than 50 years.”
The new luxury SUV will be available in South Africa in a choice of HSE and Autobiography models. An Autobiography-based First Edition will be available throughout the first year of production, featuring a unique specification. It is exclusively available in a Sunset Gold Satin finish, among a choice of five exterior colours. Both Standard (SWB) or Long Wheelbase (LWB) body designs are available with five seats. The LWB model is also available with a third row for extended comfort for up to seven adults.
The new SV is an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation from the experts at Special Vehicle Operations. The SV model is available in both SWB and LWB body designs. Exclusive features include new SV Serenity and SV Intrepid design themes and a four-seat SV Signature Suite configuration.
The New Range Rover offers a comprehensive line-up of advanced six- and eight-cylinder powertrains. Spearheading Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy, a pure-electric model will join the family in 2024. This will bring full-time zero tailpipe emissions driving to the Range Rover for the first time.
In South Africa, the latest Range Rover will be available in a choice of new Extended Range Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrains, the P440e and P510e, and the Ingenium diesel D350 engine. A powerful new petrol flagship – the P530 Twin Turbo V8 – delivers increased refinement and performance. It is 17% more efficient than the previous Range Rover V8.
This is the first Land Rover powered by a new 4.4-litre V8 engine, which deploys two parallel twin-scroll turbos – one for each cylinder bank. These minimise turbo lag and optimise efficiency. The new engine produces 390kW and 750Nm of torque, powering the Range Rover from 0-100km/h in 4.6s with Dynamic Launch engaged and a top speed of 250km/h.
The powerful D350 diesel produces 257kW and 700Nm of torque, and 0-100km/h is achieved in 6.1s.
The new Extended-Range PHEVs combine the inherent refinement of Land Rover’s in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, in a choice of 323kW or 375kW outputs, with a 38.2kWh lithium-ion battery – with a usable capacity of 31.8kWh – and a 105kW electric motor integrated with the transmission. Together, the powertrain provides up to 100km of near-silent pure-electric driving. With instantaneous electric torque, the new P510e (375kW) accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.6s.
The state-of-the-art PHEVs can reach up to 140km/h allowing customers to enjoy the vehicle as an EV-only model for most journeys in town and country, with overall CO2 emissions lower than 30g/k. Typical Range Rover customers will be able to complete up to 75% of trips using electric power only. Of course, they would need to begin each journey with a full charge. The battery’s packaging beneath the vehicle within the wheelbase ensures both luggage space and all-terrain capability remain uncompromised.
Advanced eHorizon navigation data also allows the hybrid system to optimise energy usage across a journey to provide a peaceful arrival at a destination on electric power while also optimising EV usage for travel in low emissions zones.
All powertrains are driven through a smooth and responsive eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and twin-speed transmission. These also provide a set of low-range ratios essential for towing or off-road driving when more control is required.
The fifth-generation luxury SUV takes Land Rover’s modernist design philosophy to the next level, with a contemporary interpretation of its trademark profile to create an incredible design statement. It continues to lead, bringing breathtaking modernity, aesthetic grace and sophistication to Land Rover’s latest flagship.
The New Range Rover is defined by three lines that can trace their origins back through the generations; the falling roofline, strong waistline and rising sill line. These trademark features combine with a characteristically short front overhang and a distinctive new boat-tail rear. The rear also features a practical split tailgate.
The unbroken waistline forms as the rounded edge of the door meet the glass in a simple, clean finish. Flush glazing, hidden-until-lit lighting and precise detailing create the impression that the vehicle has been milled from solid metal.
The sophisticated surfaces provide a clean and contemporary appearance and contribute to a drag coefficient of 0.30. This makes the New Range Rover the most aerodynamically efficient luxury SUV in the world.
The exterior colour palette elevates New Range Rover’s elegant proportions and clean surfaces. The interior options are more sustainable, responsible and progressive than ever. Land Rover’s pioneering relationship with Kvadrat™ – Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium textiles – means innovative textiles and tactile Ultrafabrics™.
The New Range Rover makes every journey an occasion to remember. The combination of advanced technology with modern luxury delivers peerless refinement for every occupant, even for those in the new third-row seats. The elimination of unwanted noises, vibrations and distractions reduces the cognitive load on the driver and passengers. This means they will be less tired, even after a long journey.
Nick Collins, Executive Director Vehicle Programmes, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The New Range Rover takes the lessons learned over 50 years of evolution and combines them with cutting edge technologies to deliver supreme refinement, comfort and wellbeing. It does this through pre-emptive suspension that primes the vehicle for upcoming corners, next-generation noise cancelling with new headrest speakers and clean air technology that can help significantly reduce odours and viruses – creating one of the quietest, most relaxing, modern luxury travelling experiences imaginable.”
The New Range Rover maintains its rich bloodline of pioneering innovation with a suite of technologies designed to effortlessly enhance convenience, efficiency, refinement, and safety. Land Rover’s latest Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) is the enabler-in-chief and includes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates. More than 70 electronic modules will auto-update, meaning the New Range Rover will constantly evolve and improve as it matures.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, 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.”
The New Range Rover elevates Land Rover’s award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment technology with its largest-ever touchscreen. The 13.1-inch curved, floating screen embodies the architectural lightness of the interior with a minimalist frame design. It provides intuitive control of all the major vehicle functions, using the latest consumer technology to deliver a smartphone-inspired interface.
For the first time in a Land Rover, the central display will provide haptic feedback when customers press the screen. This allows users to feel a positive confirmation without the need to glance at the screen.
Rear passengers can enjoy a new Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. This provides adjustable 11.4-inch HD touchscreens mounted on the rear of the front seatbacks. They can be operated independently and support the connection of most devices with an HDMI port. The Wi-Fi hotspot capability means rear-seat passengers can also enjoy smart TV entertainment on the move.
Efficient and powerful all-LED lighting is provided on every New Range Rover. For instance, the new high-definition Digital LED Headlights provide a beam range of up to 500m. They create an exceptional design detail and feature Signature daytime running lights, animated indicators, Adaptive Front Lighting and Image Projection technology on start-up, making them the most advanced headlights ever fitted to a Land Rover. Adaptive Front Lighting is capable of shadowing up to 16 objects in New Range Rover’s path. This ensures that other road users are not blinded while maintaining optimum lighting for the driver. Predictive Dynamic Bending Light technology uses navigation information to actively adjust the light beam for approaching corners in the road.
New Manoeuvring Lights help drivers complete low-speed manoeuvres in dimly lit surroundings with complete confidence. The carpet of light around the vehicle works with the 3D Surround Camera system to provide effortless manoeuvrability.
Drivers can even control the new Range Rover from outside the vehicle using Remote Park Assist with a smartphone app. It allows the SUV to manoeuvre in and out while the driver monitors progress – perfect for tight spaces.
Serene capability and composure
The Land Rover flagship represents the pinnacle of refined capability with advanced hardware and software systems working in complete harmony. This is obviously enabled by the new MLA-Flex body architecture. The Land Rover’s Integrated Chassis Control governs this unrivalled breadth of dynamic capability. This single control system governs a suite of advanced technologies that tailor the vehicle dynamics to suit every mile of every journey.
Rory O’Murchu, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The New Range Rover combines advanced hardware with a pioneering toolkit of digital technologies and software, all enabled by our advanced electrical architecture – moving Range Rover from a mechanical world to a mechatronic ecosystem that delivers an intuitive drive. Our new Integrated Chassis Control system is a prime example of this philosophy and co-ordinates a suite of predictive and reactive technologies, that make this the most comfortable and agile Range Rover ever produced.”
Every New Range Rover features All-Wheel Steering for an effortless drive. Heightened high-speed stability and improved manoeuvrability at low speeds ensure it is equally at home on the open road and tight urban streets.
The electrically operated rear axle provides up to seven degrees of steering angle. At low speeds it turns out-of-phase of the front wheels, giving the SWB model a turning circle of less than 11m. This is in fact the smallest turning circle of any Land Rover. At higher speeds the rear axle turns in phase with the front wheels for enhanced stability and comfort.
The New Range Rover is also the first Land Rover to feature Dynamic Response Pro. The powerful new active 48-volt electronic roll control system is faster-acting and more efficient than a hydraulic setup. A torque capacity of up to 1,400Nm is fed into the anti-roll bars to keep body movements under control.
Fully independent air suspension isolates the cabin from surface imperfections more effectively than ever, for serene composure at all times. It combines industry-leading air spring volumes with twin-valve dampers – all managed by in-house-developed Adaptive Dynamics control software.
The Land Rover’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) system controls the intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) transmission. The system monitors grip levels and driver inputs 100 times per second to predictively distribute torque for optimum traction.
Every Range Rover also features an Active Locking Rear Differential. This optimises traction from the rear axle during high-speed cornering, on slippery surfaces and during off-road wheel articulation.
All of this technology feeds into Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain Response 2 system. This system harnesses the various chassis systems to automatically provide the perfect settings for the surroundings. Of course, the six driving modes minimise driver workload across all terrains. The driver can also select the appropriate setting manually or use Configurable Terrain Response to create a bespoke chassis set-up.
The New Range Rover SV will provide an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury as well as personalisation. Customers have even more scope to create a truly individual vehicle with a choice of exclusive design themes, details and material choices from SV.
Significantly, this hand-crafted model will be the first vehicle to carry the new ceramic SV roundel and simplified naming strategy – known simply as SV. The SV roundel represents the distillation of Special Vehicle Operations’ design and engineering passion for modern luxury, performance and capability. The SV roundel will obviously identify all-new Land Rover vehicles launched by Special Vehicle Operations in future.
Both Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs are available with specially curated SV Serenity and SV Intrepid design themes. For the first time, this includes a five-seat LWB configuration. These themes introduce two-tone front-to-rear contrasting colourways to Range Rover. Exclusive materials include lustrous plated metals, smooth ceramics, intricate mosaic marquetry and soft near-aniline leather, as well as sustainable non-leather Ultrafabrics™.
The sumptuous new SV Signature Suite option on LWB models epitomises the heightened luxury and craftsmanship of Range Rover SV. Its uniquely cosseting seats feature 24-way adjustment with massage functionality while an elegant electrically deployable Club Table rises theatrically from the fixed full-length centre console on beautifully engineered supports to provide a convenient workspace when required.
The Range Rover SV will be available with the refined new P530 V8 Twin Turbo, P510e Extended Range plug-in hybrid (on SWB) and the efficient D350 straight-six Ingenium diesel.
New quality benchmark
Land Rover designed, developed and engineered the new Range Rover in the UK. During this process, Land Rover filed no fewer than 125 patents covering everything from its pioneering chassis technologies to its PHEV battery. Land Rover’s engineers used motorsport-derived simulation technology to put the vehicle through its paces in the virtual world more comprehensively and intensively than ever, completing more than 140,000 hours of computational analysis prior to physical testing.
A fleet of prototypes then embarked on a punishing global test and development programme, taking in extreme temperatures ranging from the 45C heat of the desert to the -30C cold of the Arctic.
The latest Range Rover will be produced exclusively at the Solihull Manufacturing Facility in the UK, using a state-of-the-art production line housed in the building used to produce early Series Land Rovers. The historic building is, of course, the spiritual home of Land Rover and its reimagining as a new, ultra-modern centre for Range Rover production showcases the way the company protects its heritage.
The New Range Rover will be launched in South Africa toward the middle of 2022 with pricing to be available closer to the time.