Luxury defining 2022 Range Rover revealed

Blending tradition with next-level technology and personalisation, the new 2022 Range Rover is set to define modern luxury.

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At launch the new luxury SUV is available in HSE and Autobiography models. A First Edition will be available throughout the first year of production. With its extended wheelbase, the 2022 Range Rover also introduces seven seats to the model line, which has not been an option previously.

In addition to new extended range Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain versions of the iconic SUV being introduced in 2022, a pure-electric model will join the model family in 2024, bringing full-time zero tailpipe emissions driving to the Range Rover for the first time.

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The elegant New Range Rover defines modern luxury, providing more refinement, customer choice and scope for personalisation than ever before. The first New Zealand customers are expected to take deliveries of the new Range Rover mid-2022.

The iconic Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and has led by example for 50 years, combining serene comfort and composure with all-conquering capability. The just-revealed 2022 Range Rover is the most desirable yet, mixing breath-taking modernity and aesthetic grace with technological sophistication and seamless connectivity.

“The new model perfectly encapsulates five decades of Range Rover DNA while refining the vehicle to suit the 21st-century technology-immersed customer,” says Steve Kenchington, Land Rover New Zealand CEO. “The new model is an evolution of the Range Rover marque - the technology and grandeur details showcase industry firsts, solidifying the unparalleled league of the Range Rover.”

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With plug-in hybrid powertrains available later in 2022 – and a pure-electric Range Rover set to join the line-up in 2024 – plus a choice of four, five or seven-seat interiors available across Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs, the New Range Rover is at home in any environment.

Land Rover’s new flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex) underpins every aspect of the new luxury SUV. By combining state-of-the-art engineering techniques with new levels of virtual development and Land Rover’s punishing development programme, the carmaker says the 2022 Range Rover will deliver new levels of quality.

A pair of innovative extended range plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrains provide CO2 emissions below 30g/km, with a pure-electric driving range of up to 100km, delivering an expected real-world range of up to 80km – enough for typical Range Rover customers to complete up to 75% of trips using electric power only.

At launch the new luxury SUV is available in HSE and Autobiography models. A First Edition will be available throughout the first year of production, based on the Autobiography and 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, while the new Range Rover LWB model is available with a third row for extended comfort for up to seven adults.

The new Range Rover SV also promises to be an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation from the experts at Special Vehicle Operations.

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 – complete with practical split tailgate – to create an elegant profile that conveys Range Rover’s peerless presence.

The unbroken waistline showcases Land Rover’s attention to detail as the rounded edge of the door meets the glass in a simple, clean finish thanks to a specially engineered hidden waist finisher. The design-enabling technology combines with flush glazing, hidden-until-lit lighting, and precise detailing to create the impression that the vehicle has been milled from solid.

The luxurious interior is underpinned by modern, intuitive, and relevant technologies, designed to work harmoniously with the finest materials and wellbeing innovations to create a calm sanctuary for all occupants – turning every trip into an experience to savour.

The New Range Rover combines advanced technology with modern luxury to deliver peerless refinement for every occupant, including those in the new third-row seats. By eliminating unwanted noises, vibrations, and distractions, Land Rover says occupants will arrive at their destination feeling refreshed, even after the longest journeys.

Advanced speaker technology builds on the fundamental refinement provided by the MLA-Flex body architecture to deliver serene cabin calmness – ensuring passengers enjoy a first-class experience. It uses the 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System to create one of the quietest vehicle interiors on the road, with additional 20W speakers in the four main headrests for the most immersive sound experience.

The third-generation Active Noise Cancellation system monitors wheel vibrations, tyre noise and engine sounds transmitted into the cabin and generates a cancelling signal, which is played through the system’s 35 speakers. These include a pair of 60mm diameter speakers in the headrests for each of the four main cabin occupants, which create personal quiet zones similar to

The Range Rover was the first luxury SUV to feature Electronic Air Suspension, in 1992, and the New Range Rover continues this pioneering approach with Dynamic Response Pro and pre-emptive suspension that uses eHorizon Navigation data to read the road ahead and prime the suspension to provide perfect responses.

The New Range Rover is also the first Land Rover to feature Power Assisted Doors with integrated hazard detection and anti-pinch safety features, which enhance its Soft Door Close capability and ensure every trip begins and ends with effortless refinement and sophistication. All four passenger doors are power assisted. The practical two-piece split tailgate that has been a Range Rover hallmark since 1970 is updated for 2021, with a series of new technologies providing greater versatility and convenience.

The new Range Rover revolutionises the in-car experience with seamlessly integrated Amazon Alexa. Using intuitive natural voice commands goes one step beyond touchscreen or button interfaces in helping reduce cognitive load, providing a sense of effortless modern luxury. In this way, the designers say Alexa capabilities will allow customers to manage everything from favourite infotainment features and music track selection to navigation or phone contacts – all while keeping their hands on the wheel, and eyes on the road.

Working in addition to Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto, Alexa voice AI is embedded within the New Range Rover, so users experience seamless interactivity and next-level convenience. Alexa capabilities also allow customers to check the news, weather and for any scheduled meetings using simple voice commands. The system can even turn on your lights at home and connect to other Alexa-enabled devices.

The 2022 Range Rover also elevates Land Rover’s award-winning PIVI Pro infotainment technology with its largest ever touchscreen – an elegant new semi-floating 13.7-inch control centre for the vehicle’s many features. PIVI, which features new high-definition graphics based around a three-panel layout that intuitively reflects the design of the PIVI Pro home screen. Occupants can choose from a variety of configurations, including a conventional analogue layout, using the steering wheel controls.

Efficient and powerful all-LED lighting is provided on every New Range Rover, with the new high-definition Digital LED Headlights providing 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, ensuring other road users are not dazzled 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.

Elsewhere, new Manoeuvring Lights will help Range Rover drivers complete low-speed manoeuvres in dimly lit surroundings with complete confidence, by creating a carpet of light around the perimeter of the vehicle, working 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, which is operated using a smartphone app. It allows the luxury SUV to manoeuvre into and out of parking spaces while the driver monitors progress nearby – perfect for entering or leaving narrow city spaces or negotiating rural gates.

Every New Range Rover features All-Wheel Steering for an effortless drive with heightened high-speed stability and improved manoeuvrability at low speeds, ensuring it is equally at home on the open road and negotiating tight urban streets.

The vehicle’s intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) transmission is controlled by Land Rover’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) system, which 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, for optimum traction on and off-road.

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, delivering enhanced capability and driver confidence.

All of this technology feeds into Land Rover’s well-regarded Terrain Response 2 system, which harnesses the various chassis systems to automatically provide the perfect settings for the surroundings, from a choice of six driving modes, to minimise driver workload across all terrains. Alternatively, the driver can select the most appropriate setting manually or, use Configurable Terrain Response to create a bespoke chassis set-up.

The new Range Rover maintains its compelling combination of effortless performance and peerless refinement with a comprehensive line-up of advanced six- and eight-cylinder powertrains. A pure-electric model will join the family in 2024, bringing full-time zero tailpipe emissions driving to the Range Rover for the first time. 

The New Range Rover provides electrified performance with a choice of new Extended Range Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrains, the latest D350 turbo diesel technology and a powerful new petrol flagship in the P530 Twin Turbo V8.

To be confirmed for the New Zealand market, the new extended range PHEVs combine the inherent refinement of Land Rover’s in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 38.2kWh lithium-ion battery – with 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 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds.

The state-of-the-art PHEVs can reach up to 140km/h allowing occupants to enjoy the new Range Rover as an EV-only model for most journeys in town and country, with overall CO2 emissions lower than 30g/kmTypical Range Rover customers will be able to complete up to 75% of trips using electric power only if they begin each journey with a full charge. The clever packaging of the battery, beneath the vehicle and within the wheelbase, ensures both luggage space and all-terrain capability are uncompromised.

Available in New Zealand later in 2022, the New Range Rover SV will also provide an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation, giving customers even more scope to create a truly individual vehicle with a choice of exclusive design themes, details and material choices from SV.

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 identify all new Land Rover vehicles launched by Special Vehicle Operations in future.

The New 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 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.

Further details on the new Range Rover line-up, including New Zealand market pricing and specifications, will be available in the weeks ahead.

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