New Range Rover preview

Here's the Carzone.ie preview to the 2022 Range Rover.

What's this?

This is the next-generation Range Rover, Land Rover’s flagship 4x4, which will go on sale in Ireland in 2022. We don’t yet know how much it will cost, but we do know some of its other vital stats and, crucially, how it will look. The design is cleaner and more simplistic than before, creating a smoother and more modern look. Inside, there’s seating for up to seven people, all of whom will find themselves surrounded with luxury and technology. The options list is predictably extensive, with goodies including ‘business-class’ back seats with a fridge in the centre console and folding ‘event seats’ on the tailgate.

What will its rivals be?

The Range Rover has a surprising number of top-end rivals, ranging from the Audi Q7 to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Also in the mix are the massive BMW X7, the Mercedes-Benz GLS or the even more expensive Bentley Bentayga. And if you want something slightly sportier, you could always opt for an Aston Martin DBX, a Lamborghini Urus or a Porsche Cayenne. You could even choose the gorgeous Maserati Levante for a more stylish and Italian twist on the luxury SUV.

Any tech info?

Land Rover has confirmed the new Range Rover will have the firm’s latest 13.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a digital instrument display. There’s also a wide range of luxury-centric gizmos, including a table that rises from the rear section of the centre console and Alexa voice assistance tech to help you operate various features with your voice alone. Under the skin, meanwhile, you can have air suspension and a choice of mild- or plug-in hybrid power, while an all-electric version is expected in 2024.

What will the range be like?

For the time being, the range will be split into long- and standard-wheelbase versions, with a choice of trim levels for each. Under the bonnet, the car will come with a choice of six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with mild-hybrid technology, while there’s also a 4.4-litre V8 petrol option. If you prefer plug-in hybrid power, there’s a choice of two powertrains offering up to 100km of electric motoring before the petrol engine is called upon.

Expectations?

The new Range Rover carries on where the outgoing model left off, and we’re expecting great things from Land Rover’s flagship. The addition of extra technology and clean styling should bring the car bang up to date, while there’s plenty of luxury features to give it that little bit of sparkle. Land Rover is on a roll at the moment, and we expect the new Range Rover to be a fitting focal point for such an impressive range.

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