The Range Rover melds luxury appointments, imposing design and go-anywhere capability like few rival vehicles can. Completely redesigned for 2022, this imposing SUV brings a lot to the table, though there are 5 of its most important features.
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1. Three simple lines
According to David Eburah, the Design Manager of the Rangie, the SUV is defined by three simple lines. During the presentation, the phrase “modern reduction” was constantly used, but not without ensuring that the three lines that have always been part of Range Rover are being fulfilled.
These balanced lines, according to David, refer to the falling roofline, the bold waistline as well as the rising sill line.
They give the car an instantly recognisable character as well as the impression of converging at a point behind the SUV.
2. The New Range Rover is a ‘noise-cancelling’ car
The redesigned Range Rover has many clever gadgets and gizmos tucked under that sleek shell but perhaps the most incredible is the ‘Meridian Signature Sound System’. This piece of pioneering kit uses ‘Active Noise Cancellation8’ to monitor wheel vibrations, tyre noise and engine sounds — and then automatically generates a cancelling signal that plays through the car’s 35 speakers.
That’s right; it’s a car that cancels out its own noise. So, when you’re sitting in the serene, calm cabin, you’ll be gently and subtly soothed by the speakers — most notably by the pairs of 60mm diameter speakers built into the four main headrests. It’s a remarkable achievement and, what’s more, you won’t even realise it’s happening.
3. Attention to detail
The rear of the Rangie is obviously the biggest difference you’ll see on the car.
The black panel that hides the brake lights and signal indicators when not in use is all about reducing any unnecessary clutter.
Again, trying to minimise mess without losing its design language wasn’t that much of a challenge. It was the attention to detail.
For instance, the third brake light at the spoiler was made to be exactly the same length as the vertical taillights on the car, just so that when the brakes are applied, you’ll see three identical lines appearing around the car.
4. There’s the SV variant and it’s ridiculously royal
The Range Rover SV is an interpretation of the carmaker’s pinnacle luxury SUV that provides heightened craftsmanship. With this car, you can customise whatever and however, you like.
For instance, you can choose to have the car in a fancy four-seater configuration or just a regular five-seater. This iteration of Range Rover is also the first vehicle to carry the new ceramic SV roundel and simplified ‘SV’ name.
According to Land Rover, from rotary dials and buttons to exterior paintwork and wheels, the Range Rover SV can be configured in more than 1.6 million different ways. Yes, 1.6 million.
5. There will be plug-in hybrids and a full-electric variant coming
Because the Rangie is based on a new MLA-Flex architectural platform that provides the foundations for efficient powertrain options, two plug-in hybrid variants are already available – a 434bhp or a 503bhp – both of which come with an official electric-only range of 113km.
The cars are equipped with a 38.2kWh battery and a 105kW electric motor.
According to the carmaker, a Range Rover electric SUV is due to arrive sometime in 2024, spearheading the brand’s drive towards an electric future.