Here are the top four reasons we love the new Range Rover

Here are the top four reasons we love the new Range Rover

Land Rover has introduced the fifth generation Range Rover to the South African market, with a promise to start sales in summer. While we don’t know the exact launch date, we do know the Range Rover comes with some varieties, and a starting price of R2.86 million.

The pre-production model was shown to the public at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience centre in Lonehill, with improved refinement and luxury. Below are four things we liked most about the new 2022 Range Rover.

While every variant in the 2022 Range Rover line-up oozes opulence and sophistication, the automaker distinguishes them through four grades – HSE, Autobiography, First Edition, and SV. All are available in the Standard (SWB) and Long Wheelbase (LWB), with the latter layout also offering a seven-seat capacity. With so many model choices, Land Rover makes sure there is a Ranger Rover for every luxury SUV buyer.

To meet the varied driving requirements, the automaker offers three powertrain choices - mild hybrid petrol, mild hybrid diesel, and a plug-in hybrid. Furthermore, they plan to introduce a fully electric Range Rover by 2024.

The entry-level HSE houses a 3.0-litre straight-six turbodiesel good for 258kW and 700Nm with 0 to 100km/h in 6.1 seconds. The more powerful and new BMW-borrowed 4.4-litre V8 featuring two parallel twin-scroll turbos can pump out 390kW and 750Nm of torque. Employing Dynamic Launch, it can shoot to 100km/h in only 4.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 250km/h.

Last but not least is the PHEV (plug-in hybrid) powertrain collectively producing 323kW or 375kW outputs. The engine gets assistance from a 38.2kWh lithium-ion battery (with a practical competence of 31.8kWh) and a 105kW electric motor incorporated within the gearbox. Perfect for city driving, the PHEV models deliver more than 100km of pure-electric range, promising to hit 100km/h in 5.6 seconds.

So, what made it possible for the Range Rover to accommodate different powertrains and body structures? The answer is the Flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex). The next-generation platform offers an improved level of refinement, structure rigidity, and noise separation compared to the previous models.

The engineers employed distinct materials for every model in the line-up to enhance toughness, developing three rings within the structure at three pillars.

To make the driving experience as quiet as possible, the engineers have employed Advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology. This third-generation Active Noise Cancellation system is unique. It observes wheel shuddering, tyre clatter, and engine roars inside the cabin and produces a stopping signal played via the vehicle’s thirty-five speakers.

The automaker says the new system offers five times better noise cancellation courtesy of the 60mm diameter speakers incorporated in the headrests of every seat.

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