The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover brings the famous luxury SUV into its fifth generation. The new model sports a familiar appearance with smoother lines that keep the premium machine looking modern. Plus, the automaker loads it with all of the latest technology.
A Fresh Look
The new Range Rover rides on Land Rover's MLA-Flex platform. Buyers can select short- and long-wheelbase layouts. Depending on the trim level and a buyer's preference, it's possible to get four-, five-, or seven-seat configurations.
The design of the new Range Rover evolves the model's established appearance but simplifies things down to the elemental aspects of the look. It looks especially smooth, including the rounded edge of the door blending with the glass in a fluid transition. These little touches give the big model an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.30.
Gallery: 2022 Land Rover Range Rover
The Range Rover rides on an adaptive air suspension with a new five-link rear axle that uses the navigation system to tweak the system for the road ahead. It also operates with the adaptive cruise control and steering assist to smooth things out based on what this tech is doing.
The electronically controlled active anti-roll bars help keep the ride comfortable, too. Land Rover says they react more quickly than a hydraulic layout. The system can apply up to 1,033 pound-feet (1,400 Newton-meters) of torque against the body.
The new Range Rover gains all-wheel steering that can electrically move the rear wheels up to 7.3 degrees to improve the vehicle's maneuverability. This system makes the turning circle less than 36.09 feet (11 meters).
Buyers in Europe have lots of engine options, including two plug-in hybrids, three gas-fueled powerplants, and three diesel mills. Americans only get two powertrain options at launch. The plug-in-hybrid P440e making 434 hp (324 kW) joins the lineup in the US for the 2023 model year. A fully electric option is coming in 2024.
All Range Rovers come with all-wheel drive and an active-locking rear differential that can balance the torque from side to side at the back.
|Model||Powertrain||Horsepower||Torque||Price (Before $1,350 Destination)|
|P400 SE||Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged I6||395 hp||406 lb-ft||$104,000|
|P400 SE (LWB 7-Seat)||Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged I6||395 hp||406 lb-ft||$110,000|
|P530 SE||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$118,700|
|P530 SE (LWB 7-Seat)||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$124,700|
|P530 Autobiography||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$152,000|
|P530 Autobiography (LWB 7-Seat)||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$154,000|
|P530 Autobiography (LWB)||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$156,000|
|Range Rover P530 First Edition||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$158,200|
|Range Rover P530 First Edition (LWB)||4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8||523 hp||553 lb-ft||$163,500|
In Europe, The PHEV variants combine the 3.0-liter inline-six engine and a 38.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery (31.8 kWh usable). The 141-hp (105-kW) electric motor integrates into the transmission. The P510e PHEV gets to 60 mph (96 kph) in 5.3 seconds or 62 mph (100 kph) in 5.6 seconds. Land Rover estimates a WLTP range on electric power of 62 miles (100 kilometers) and a real-world range of 50 miles (80 kilometers).
Inside, drivers look at a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster. The center stack features a 13.1-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that has haptic feedback as confirmation when using the software. Folks in the back can enjoy a pair of 11.4-inch entertainment displays that mount to the front seatbacks. With the available Executive Class Rear Seats, there's an 8.0-inch touchscreen in the center armrest.
In addition to its ruggedness, the Range Rover needs to be luxurious. To achieve that, the 35-speaker, 1,600-watt Meridian Signature Sound System on the Autobiography trim has noise-canceling to make the cabin quieter. Land Rover even mounts a pair of 20-watt speakers in the four main headrests to create an effect similar to using high-end headphones, according to Land Rover.
How Do You Want It?
The luxurious SUV arrives in SE, HSE, Autobiography, and SV trim levels. There's also a First Edition version of the Autobiography that gets the Sunset Gold Satin exterior color that you see in some of the photos in the gallery above.
The SV is the range-topping trim level but doesn't arrive in the US until the 2023 model year, and it will be available in short- and long-wheelbase bodies. There will be several design themes, including the SV Serenity, SV Intrepid, and four-seat SV Signature Suite.