The Range Rover is renewed, but without losing sight of its original concept. The luxury SUV maintains its versatility, high-quality materials, comfort on long trips, and its high performance, also enhancing the capacity of its plug-in hybrid variants and looking to its electric future, which will arrive in 2024. It is already available for 135,550 euros.
Land Rover has opted for a continuous line and evolution in the aesthetic section, which looks more modern, but maintains a sense of familiarity. The brand itself signs that the model “is defined by its three lines, which remain faithful for generations: the low roofline, the solid profile and the raised running boards”. Its design also helps it achieve an aerodynamic resistance of 0.30, the best in its category.
The brand allows its customers to get a Ranger Rover completely to their liking since they can choose between the standard body or the long wheelbase, with interior configurations of four, five, and seven seats, and between three trim levels. (SE, HSE, and Autobiography), to which are added the First Edition –on sale during the first year of marketing– and the SV, with exclusive designs.
Inside, refinement (noise from outside has been reduced to a minimum) is combined with high-quality materials and technology. The Range Rover has a remote software update system, has natural voice commands, and integrates Alexa, the Amazon assistant. On the other hand, the Pivi Pro system has a 13.1-inch curved screen and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the passenger entertainment system has 11.4-inch screens. In addition, a Wi-Fi generator point guarantees an internet connection for mobile devices.
The mechanical offer of the Range Rover is made up of five engines: single pure gasoline, the P530 with a 530 hp V8 Biturbo engine; two micro-hybrid diesels, the D300 and D350, and two plug-in hybrid versions, the P440e and P510e, which integrate a 150 kW motor in the transmission and, thanks to their 38.2 kWh battery, can circulate up to 100 kilometers in electric mode, in the that reach up to 225 km/h top speed.
The model is developed on the MLA-Flex platform and has various solutions to achieve agile behavior, despite being a bulky model. All variants have all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamic (manages traction on each wheel), active rear differential lock, and steered rear axle (turns up to 7 degrees), thanks to which its turning diameter is less than 11 meters. The SUV also mounts fully independent air suspension and has the Dynamic Response Pro is an active roll control system.
The latest news is that the range will be completed in two years with the first electric Range Rover, of which the brand has not yet given any specific information.