Revealed - The New Range Rover
Posted on 27th October 2021 at 16:06
After plenty of leaked images circulated the internet last week, Land Rover officially revealed the fifth generation Range Rover last night at a prestigious event in London. Initially, the new model is not easily distinguished from the out-going car however, do not be fooled, it has had a complete overhaul with both the interior and exterior being redesigned with a new tighter, more-modern look – and A LOT more tech. With an all-new platform offering plenty of complicated, technical off-roading improvements, new 23-inch alloy wheels and an even more luxurious cabin; it is most definitely a new Range Rover.
With so many other little changes, updates and technological innovations, it would be impossible to run through them all. So, let’s address the main points of interest that we all want to know.
Starting Price of Around £95,000.
Expected to Arrive in Spring 2022.
2 Plug-in Hybrid Variants.
Fully Electric Variant Expected in 2024.
Iconic Split Tailgate Remains.
More Paint Options than Any Land Rover Before it
Many will also be happy to hear that there is still an option to drop a petrol V8 under the bonnet of the new ‘Rangie’. To be specific, it is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo which will produce around 523bhp and shift the luxury SUV from 0 to 62mph in around 4.6 seconds - impressive numbers for a SUV of this size.
The front end of the vehicle has undoubtedly been tidied up and made more aerodynamic. Giving it a more futuristic look is a new fancy grill and a new front bumper design which is hiding all of the ugly driver-assist tech behind it. However, the most noticeable development is on the rear end. With all new, hidden tail lights which seamlessly sweep down the sides of the tailgate and new rear indicators which are invisible until illuminated – rolling either side of the iconic Range Rover lettering in the direction you are turning, of course. Overall, the exterior changes are not drastic, but are enough to make the new model stand out from its predecessor which is almost a decade old now.
A first for Land Rover is the new rear wheel steering system which is going to be fitted as standard. The rear wheels will be able to turn up to 7 degrees and gives the off-roader a turning circle of less than 11 meters – which is actually just less than that of a Mercedes A-class – a perfect feature for when you are up a tight mountain pass. Although, it does seem likely that this feature will be used more for negotiating the tight streets of London than it will off-roading. Furthermore, for the first time ever, the new Range Rover will be available with 7 seats. Promised to have enough space in the boot for two adults to sit comfortably without compromising luxury, the option for a third row is only available on the long-wheel base version. However, if this is too many seats for you, the ultra luxurious SV model is available with just 4 seats and a fixed, all-singing all-dancing center console running between the two reclining rear seats.
Of course, there are so many more new features and technology that we have not mentioned here. Overall though, Land Rover seemed to have done a pretty decent job with updating its flagship SUV but we would love to hear your thoughts on it?
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