The new Range Rover has finally made its official debut, with the British marque saying its flagship SUV “defines modern luxury” and offers “unmatched” refinement. Watch the reveal video below…

“The new Range Rover is a superb manifestation of our vision to create the world’s most desirable luxury vehicles”

“The New Range Rover is a superb manifestation of our vision to create the world’s most desirable luxury vehicles, for the most discerning of customers. It writes the next chapter in the unique story of pioneering innovation that has been a Range Rover hallmark for more than 50 years,” Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) chief executive officer, says.

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With its exterior design, the new model traces its origins back through the generations.

Taking JLR’s modernist design language to the “next level”, the new model’s exterior design is an evolution of its forebear’s, with the fifth-generation version tracing its origins back through the generations. The “sophisticated” surfaces provide a “clean” and “contemporary” appearance. Thanks to its sculpted bodywork, the new Range Rover boasts a drag coefficient of only 0.30 which, JLR says, makes it the “most aerodynamically efficient” luxury SUV in the world.

The grille is flanked by “efficient” and “powerful” high-definition digital LED headlamps, which provide a beam range of “up to” 500 metres. The front lamps, JLR says, is the “most advanced headlights ever fitted to a Land Rover”.

Soft-touch finishes abound the modern, minimalist cabin.

Inside the minimalist cabin, the curved, 13.1-inch touch-enabled infotainment display, incorporating JLR’s Pivi Pro software, takes centre stage. A first for a JLR product, the latter item provides haptic feedback. The “floating” 13.7-inch configurable digital instrument cluster features new high-definition graphics, which is based around a three-panel layout.

“The new Range Rover takes the lessons learned over 50 years of evolution and combines them with cutting edge technologies”

A new rear seat entertainment system, which features a duo of 11.4-inch HD touchscreens, can be found in the rear compartment. This system is operated via an eight-inch tablet.

New rear seat entertainment system features a duo of 11.4-inch HD touchscreens.

Underpinned by JLR’s new flexible modular longitudinal architecture (MLA-Flex), the fifth-generation Range Rover, the Coventry carmaker says, boasts “unmatched capability”, “agile” handling, and “peerless” refinement. A first for a Range Rover, the flagship model features JLR’s Dynamic Response Pro system, which incorporated 48 V electronic roll control system. A a fully independent air-suspension setup and electrically operated rear axle, the latter providing “up to” seven degrees of steering angle, have also been fitted to the new Range Rover.

Said Nick Collins, JLR executive director vehicle programmes, “The new Range Rover takes the lessons learned over 50 years of evolution and combines them with cutting edge technologies to deliver supreme refinement, comfort and wellbeing. It does this through pre-emptive suspension … next-generation noise cancelling with new headrest speakers and clean air technology.”

Eight-speed ZF transmission directs power to JLR’s iAWD system.

For the latest model, JLR offers a “comprehensive” line-up of “advanced” six- and eight-cylinder powertrains, all coupled to a “smooth” and “responsive” eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to JLR’s intelligent all-wheel-drive (iAWD) system. Engine options include two new Extended Range plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants, the P440e and P510e, a D350-badged oil-burner, and P540 twin-turbo V8 flagship motor. “Bringing full-time zero tailpipe emissions to the Range Rover for the first time”, a pure-electric model will join the range in 2024.

The P440e and P510e are endowed with JLR’s inline-six petrol engine which, here, incorporates a 105 kW electric motor to produce 323 kW in the former derivative and 375 kW in the the P510e. According to JLR, the latter variant accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.

Rear-axle steering and 3D surround-view camera setup provide easy manouvrebility.

Powering the diesel model, the D350 engine produces 275 kW and 700 N.m of torque. This, JLR claims, is sufficient for a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds. The new 4.4-litre V8 deploys two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers. This arrangement, JLR says, “minimise turbo lag”. The V8 motor is endowed with 390 kW and 750 N.m which, with Dynamic Launch engaged, propels the British behemoth to 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 4.6 seconds.

“The New Range Rover combines supreme on-road and all-terrain capability with electrified propulsion and new levels of connected capability,” Nick Rogers, JLR executive director of product engineering says. “In the quest for comfort, we have been obsessed with human science and understanding brain activity to minimise cognitive impact and ensure these advanced technologies work in absolute harmony, creating a truly effortless driving experience. It’s an engineer’s duty to make people’s lives better, and that’s exactly what the new Range Rover will do for you.”