The next generation of the Range Rover has been officially revealed. It won’t arrive in Australia until the middle of 2022 but extensive details have been provided.

It sits on a new modular platform called ‘MLA Flex’ for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, and includes a variety of new and carryover powertrains.

New Range Rover’s structure is constructed from 80 per cent aluminium, along with high- and ultra high-tensile steel in certain areas for additional strength and rigidity.

The rear of the Range Rover debuts new ‘hidden-until-lit’ LED tail-lights, something Land Rover is calling a ‘world first’.

It will initially be launched with a choice of four variants: SE, HSE, Autobiography and First Edition, and four powertrains to choose from, along with a high-end and more bespoke SV variant.

The Autobiography will also be available in long-wheelbase format, with the Autobiography LWB available as a seven-seater – a first for the Range Rover model.

The range begins with the Range Rover SE, which is available with either petrol (P400) or diesel (D300) power. Both of these engines come from Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium family, with turbocharging, 3.0 litres capacity across six inline cylinders, and 48-volt mild hybridisation.

The P400 powertrain makes 294kW and 550Nm, while the diesel D300 makes 221kW and 650Nm, as used in the Defender, Discovery and Range Rover Sport.

Higher grades can have a 258kW/700Nm ‘D350’ diesel powertrain, as well as a new 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbo-petrol V8 in the P530. This replaces the 5.0-litre supercharged V8.

Plug-in hybrid Range Rover P510e and SV grades will arrive in Australia in the second half of 2022.

Like all previous generations, the 2022 Range Rover will be capable off road. It will have up to 295mm of ground clearance and 510mm of articulation through air suspension and Terrain Response 2 off-road traction control system.

The air suspension is joined by 48-volt active sway bars and adaptive twin-valve Bilstein dampers. The new Range Rover also features rear-wheel steering, which works to improve dynamic stability and reduce the turning circle to 11 metres.

Infotainment will be centred around a 13.1-inch curved, floating display, which includes the ability for software updates over the air for 69 individual electronic control modules.

This infotainment system uses Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro operating system, and includes Amazon Alexa voice control and Spotify music streaming functionality.

Note that this information is from a global press release and some details may not apply to Australia imports. As we receive Oz-specific details we will provide further details.

The 2022 Range Rover will arrive in Australian showrooms in June 2022 and order books are now open.


About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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