Totalcar – Magazine – The new Range Rover has been unveiled

The new Range Rover, the absolute pinnacle of the Land Rover range, has been introduced. As expected, the new model won’t revolutionize its style, even though nothing has been retained in its design from the predecessor model.

The feeling of continuity is carried by the design: they apparently tried to retain the characteristics of the Range Rovers. The short front and long rear overhangs, the visually fused roof pillars, and the hood and beltline that form a lane on the car’s profile are all boredom elements that have characterized the Range Rovers since the very first generation.

At the same time, the fifth-generation lower hood, simpler surfaces, smaller LED headlights and smaller grille have clearly been a fresher phenomenon than the retiring model: the Range has once again lost something of its previous cumbersome angular character, making its dimensions less noticeable in images. While the novelty is by no means small: the short version is also 5.05 meters long and has a wheelbase of 3 meters, but there will also be a longer version with a length of 5.25 meters and a wheelbase of 3.2 meters. The latter will also be available with seven sessions.

The elegant, tailor-made ready-to-wear clothing is also relatively effective: despite the racing brick character, a form factor of 0.3 has been achieved. Everything is completely new under the cover. The new model is based on the Jaguar Land Rover MLA platform, which will be introduced here for the first time. The structure, made of 80% aluminum, is said by the factories to provide greater rigidity, lower noise levels and better passive safety. However, its biggest advantage is that it is designed from the outset so that hybrid and electric types can be built on it with relatively little modification.

For the time being, all internal versions will include an internal combustion engine. Most get the three-liter in-line six-cylinder Ingenium engines. There will be three diesel variants, with 250, 300 and 350 horsepower, and the petrol model will be 400 horsepower. These models receive a 48-volt light hybrid system.

A little later, there are also two-connector hybrid versions, called the P440e and P510e. These will offer a total output of 440 and 510 horsepower, respectively, as well as roughly a hundred kilometers of electric range, thanks to the built-in net 32 ​​kWh Li-ion battery pack. The latter drives a 143-horsepower electric motor that can drive on its own, up to 140 km / h.

They have already promised an even more environmentally friendly version that will be purely electric. Although this has been shown in a picture, it is far from ready: its production may start in 2024 at the earliest, so no details have been provided yet.

The new Range Rover will be the first car in JLR’s offering, with the top-of-the-line version no longer featuring a Ford-origin V8 engine, but a 4.4-liter biturbo eight-cylinder purchased from BMW. It will be 530 horsepower and can pull the Range up to a hundred in 4.6 seconds.

All versions feature an eight-speed ZF transmission with a transmission that allows even slow travel. The latter may come in handy in the field, where the factory says the new Range won’t move alien either. This is due in part to the air-sprung chassis, which can increase the ground clearance by 29.5 centimeters by an additional 14.5 centimeters as needed. Special emphasis was placed on the fact that the Defender’s 90-centimeter wading depth is also fully known by the Range.

Of course, all versions have permanent all-wheel drive, but all-wheel steering is also built in – thanks to which the long SUV turns 10.95 meters. A separate 48-volt system is also used to reduce body tilt, which the factory says is the most powerful of its kind today with its peak torque of 1,400 Nm.

So much good in such a big body, of course, can’t be cheap – it can’t be. The price of the basic version, the D250, in Germany will be EUR 121,200 – this translates to HUF 44.2 million – and the peak version of the V8 will be given for EUR 163 thousand (approximately HUF 59.5 million).