2022 Land Rover Range Rover Preview
• The Range Rover is all-new for 2022
• Range Rover SV coming in 2023 with ultra-high-end features and trim
• All-wheel steering is standard
• Range Rover plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is due in 2023 with 320kW and a range of 100kms
• Battery-electric Range Rover will arrive in 2024
Luxury SUVs are a dime a dozen these days, but few carry the Land Rover Range Rover name recognition. The premium sport utility has coddled celebrities, world leaders, and well-heeled families for decades. Land Rover gives the Range Rover an overhaul for the 2022 model year to keep its star shining bright, bringing new styling inside and out, updated tech, and new powertrain options.
Land Rover offers the new Range Rover in standard- and long-wheelbase configurations and three primary trim levels: SE, Autobiography, and First Edition. Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations will have a hand with a new SV trim that will arrive in 2023 with ultra-luxe interior features and exclusive design touches.
In proper form, Land Rover notes that the fifth-generation Range Rover’s design features “breathtaking modernity,” but most people will view it as an evolution of the SUV’s iconic shape. According to the automaker, the form owes its familiarity to three main lines: The SUV’s gently sloping roof from front to back, a strong beltline (where the doors meet the windows), and a rising sill line (rocker panels).
The effect is immediately familiar but more modern and better refined than previous Range Rovers. The new SUV also features a stronger boat tail shape thanks to its slim taillights and tucked rear bumper.
2022 Land Rover Range Rover SWB Interior Dashboard
While on the outside it may appear that the Range Rover is not much of a step forward, improvements made to the cabin through chassis refinements, tech updates, and feature additions are more than noteworthy.
Land Rover says that its goal with the 2022 Range Rover is to minimise stress, distractions, and sound. The cabin features speakers built into the headrests of all seats that join a total of 35 speakers to provide a noise-cancelling signal. Adaptive air suspension pre-emptively adjusts to changing road conditions using the Range Rover’s navigation system.
The SUV rides on a new MLA-Flex platform, which helps it maintain body control and deliver a smoother ride. The new architecture offers standard- and long-wheelbase configurations for the Range Rover, the latter of which is offered in an ultra-plush 5-seater setup for the first time.
Power-assisted doors are another first for the Range Rover, and front-seat occupants can control all four doors from the vehicle’s infotainment touchscreen.
When the Range Rover SV arrives, its interior will feature several upgrades over the standard model. Land Rover says that plated metals, ceramics, mosaic patterns, and near-aniline leathers will be available. The automaker will also offer non-leather premium materials on the 24-way power seats with massaging functionality.
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Three powertrain options are on offer for the 2022 Range Rover. Joining the existing mild-hybrid V6 and twin-turbo V8 is a new extended-range PHEV model.
It uses an inline 6-cylinder engine, a 38.2-kWh battery, and a 105-kW electric motor. The system delivers 100kms of all-electric driving and a combined 320kW.
The base engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 with a mild-hybrid system that delivers 291kW and 550Nm of torque. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 offers 385kW and 750Nm of torque. The Range Rover SV will come standard with the twin-turbo V8.
All new Range Rovers will come with standard all-wheel steering, which helps manoeuvre the big SUV in tight spaces and improves high-speed stability. Land Rover notes that a full-electric Range Rover is on the horizon for the 2024 model year.
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The 2022 Range Rover is available with safety features that include:
Head-up display
Blind-spot warning
Rear cross-traffic alert
Lane-keeping assistance
Adaptive cruise control
Driver-condition monitoring
Parking aids
Traffic sign recognition
3D Surround-view camera
No Land Rover models have been crash-tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This is because of their low-volume sales and the expense behind testing every vehicle, every model year.
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Jaguar-Land Rover has invested considerable effort into improving its Pivi Pro infotainment software, and the results are impressive. The new Range Rover runs the software on a 13.1-inch touchscreen with a 13.7-inch configurable digital gauge cluster.
The new screen provides haptic feedback when it registers a touch input, which Land Rover says will reduce distraction and make the system more intuitive.
Voice controls allow input for music, phone, navigation, and more, and the system can receive over-the-air updates to add new features and refine existing functionality over time. The SUV is available with a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 11.4-inch HD touchscreens.

Other features include:
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Amazon Alexa
Qi wireless charging
SiriusXM satellite radio
The list of Range Rover competitors reads like a who’s who of high-end luxury SUVs and includes the BMW X5, Lexus GX, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Porsche Cayenne, and Volvo XC90.