The new, fifth-generation Range Rover has finally been revealed, with the local arm of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) confirming the South African launch date, engine options and specification for the British marque’s flagship SUV.

The new Range Rover will arrive in South Africa towards the middle of 2022.

Scheduled to reach South African shores towards the middle of 2022, JLR SA will offer the new Range Rover with the choice of four engine options. Coupled to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, the powertrains include a duo of plug-in hybrid variants, an oil-burner and a new, P540 petrol motor. All send power and torque to all four corners via JLR’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system (iAWD).

Incorporating a 31.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and 105 kW electric motor, the P440e and P510e plug-in hybrid’s inline-six engines produce 323 kW and 375 kW. The D350-badged, diesel-powered derivative is endowed with 275 kW and 700 N.m of torque. Topping off the range is the  V8 petrol engine. Equipped with two parallel twin-scroll turbochargers (to “minimise turbo lag”, the P540 motor produces 390 kW and 750 N.m for a claimed zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.6 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h.

13.1-inch infotainment system incorporates JLR’s Pivo Pro software.

Locally, the new Range Rover will be offered with the option of HSE and Autobiography levels of specification. An “exquisite” interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation, the SV-badged derivative offers exclusive features, including new SV Serenity and SV Intrepid design themes and a four-seat SV Signature Suite configuration. A First Edition model will be available throughout the first year of production.

Two wheelbases – standard (SWB) and long (LWB) – are on offer and available with five seats. The LWB variant, though, can be had with the option of a third row of pews for “extended comfort for ‘up to’ seven adults”.