Land Rover has unveiled the all-new Range Rover, a decade after the current model went on sale. The big body SUV is the flagship of the entire Land Rover brand. In fact, I would venture to say it is the flagship of the whole Jaguar Land Rover company. The new Range Rover is a complete new design filled with hi-technologies, new engines and surprising features. It goes on sale in Mzansi during the first half of 2022.

In Mzansi the Range Rover will be available in HSE and Autobiography guise. Land Rover has mentioned the presence of SWB (short wheelbase) and LWB (long wheelbase) models too, although we are not sure which of these will be sold here. Regardless, buyers will be able to choose between 4, 5 and 7 seater options. The 4-seat model looks intriguing of course, but not so much for the bigger families of 5 and above.

Some of the technologies employed by the Range Rover include a new 4×4 system that works with the branded Integrated Chassis Control with Dynamic Response Pro and Electronic Air Suspension. The car is also fitted with all-wheel steering, giving it a turning circle of less than 11 metres. Quite impressive for such a big and long vehicle.

Inside there’s a massive 33.2cm curved touch screen for the Pivi Pro infotainment system. Not only does it play the usual Bluetooth, Apple Carplay/ Android Auto, satellite navigation programmes, it also can open and close the doors. The 1 600W Meridian sound system has additional 20W speakers in the four main headrests for better sound delivery. Rear 29cm touch screens provide varied entertainment for the rear passengers, including WiFi and HDMI support.

Engines used in the new Range Rover include new V6 and V8 powertrains. For the Mzansi market there will be a P440e and P510e Hybrids, a D350 diesel and a P530 twin turbo V8 (fascinating something about this one…). The P440e produces 323kW while its P510e makes 375kW. Land Rover says the pair can drive for up to 100km in pure electric power. The D350 produces 257kW and 700Nm, which is highly competitive in the segment.

As for the P530 flagship. Well if you remember we published something about this engine in 2016. That’s right. This model is powered by BMW’s 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 engine, and produces 390kW and 750Nm of torque, enabling the big boy to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 4.6 seconds, topping off at 250km/h. All derivatives come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Prices and other details will be made available when the all-new Range Rover launches in Mzansi in the middle of 2022.

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