Don’t be fooled by the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover. The new Land Rover Range Rover may have a familiar look, but it’s full of luxury and capability enhancements. Also, the design has been tweaked a little for better performance.
What’s new for the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover
You may have to squint to see the subtle changes with the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover. It looks pretty similar to the outgoing model. However, it has some crucial upgrades to make a note of.
For example, the new Land Rover is now 12 percent more aerodynamic than before. This could improve its speed. But its fuel economy has been hurt. The 2021 model gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. The 2022 model gets an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
How has the Range Rover been enhanced?
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover is built on a new platform with MLA-flex architecture. It consists of three-quarters aluminum and improves the greater torsional stiffness by 50 percent. With this new foundation, the Range Rover could be safer with a more refined ride quality.
To improve the ride quality, the electronic air suspension is now standard. Plus, the Integrated Chasis Control system automatically adjusts how the SUV reacts to various road conditions to provide a smoother ride.
The Range Rover is more agile thanks to standard rear-axle steering across the entire lineup. Now the back wheels can turn up to seven degrees, creating enhanced stability. The SUV’s turning circle is about 36 feet, which is less than a Honda Civic’s.
A new Dynamic Response Pro System uses the Range Rover’s 48-volt electrical system to control body roll around corners. The system responds faster and more efficiently than similar hydraulic systems.
The luxurious Land Rover Range Rover is ready for adventure. It has 11.6-inches of ground clearance and can wade through water up to 35.4-inches deep. A locking rear differential is standard, and the Terrain Response 2 system has six different modes.
How much power does the new Range Rover have?
The standard engine in the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that’s paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This setup generates 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine for 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.
The plug-in hybrid Land Rover Range Rover features a 38.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 105-kW electric motor. It pumps out 434 hp with an estimated range of 62 miles. The fully electric model is expected to arrive by 2024.
This model will be offered in standard and long-wheelbase options. The elongated model has three rows with enough space for up to seven passengers. Also, there is a super premium four-seat model available.
You should be able to get behind the wheel of a 2022 Land Rover Range Rover in the United States by next spring. You can skip the line by ordering one now. It’s expected to begin around $105,000 with a $1,350 destination charge.