2022 Range Rover and Long-Wheelbase model: price, specs and release date
The new Range Rover has been spotted testing, revealing the finished car may have rear-wheel steering. Read on for everything you need to know about this luxurious SUV.
- Upcoming luxury Range Rover SUV spotted
- Will retain split tailgate design
- May feature rear-wheel steering
- BMW engine tech likely
- Hybrid engines will be offered
- All-electric model possible
- On sale in 2022
- Priced from around £90,000
The current Range Rover is one of the most luxurious SUVs on sale, but it’s been on sale since 2013. This all-new model should come with plenty of upgrades to keep pace with alternatives such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7.
2022 Range Rover design
Judging from these pictures, it looks as though the new Range Rover won’t be straying too far from the current model’s design.
The door handles are also not flush-mounted items such as the ones you get on a Velar, but a split rear tailgate is visible through the camouflage wrap. A long wheelbase model has been spotted testing before, but this particular example appears to be the standard length model.
Looking at the new car’s rear you’ll spot a roof spoiler poking out above the rear windscreen and four exhaust pipes can be seen under the rear bumper.
2022 Range Rover Long Wheelbase spotted
The Range Rover prototype pictured above confirms that there will be a longer, more luxurious version of the 2021 Range Rover. These versions are expected to be called the Range Rover Long Wheelbase (wheelbase refers to the distance between a car’s front and rear wheels).
From the side, it’s clear that the new Long Wheelbase (LWB) model has much larger rear doors. This suggests most of the extra length will be given to the rear passengers. The LWB version of the current Range Rover is some 200mm longer than standard; you can expect a similar increase in length for the new car.
Though it will be sold in Western markets, including the UK, the LWB Range Rover is mainly intended for the Chinese market, but it will go on sale in other countries, including the UK.
2022 Range Rover engines
The grille and tailpipes indicate that this test car has a combustion engine under the bonnet, but you can expect a range of plug-in hybrids and some mild-hybrid assistance for the diesel and petrol variants.
Four- and six-cylinder models are definitely on the cards but you’ll will have to wait and see whether a V8 will once again top the range. With Jaguar Land Rover’s push for increased electrification – in partnership with BMW – an all-electric Range Rover may be introduced by 2024.
The new car isn’t expected to share many (if any) components with the outgoing Range Rover. An interesting feature spotted on the camouflaged test car is a rear-wheel steering system, this can aid manoeuvrability in tight parking spaces (as seen here in exclusive photos by @musa_sattar) and also sharpen up the handling at higher speeds.
2022 Range Rover interior
The new Range Rover’s interior is likely to get a more comprehensive overhaul than the new car’s exterior. You should see a thoroughly overhauled infotainment system with the adoption of the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system and digital driver display – as used in the recently revamped Jaguar I-Pace.
The latest luxury and comfort features will be offered in Land Rover’s flagship model, and the long-wheelbase variant should further increase rear legroom for those that prefer to be driven.
As is the practice with all Range Rover products, there should be a comprehensive array of off-road tech too, perhaps adopting some of the latest features seen in the new Land Rover Defender.
2022 Range Rover price and release date
The new Range Rover should be officially unveiled later in 2021 with sales beginning for the 2022 model year. Prices for the current model start at just above £83,500 and top out at just under £180,000 for the supercharged V8 long-wheelbase model. You can expect to see an increase in these figures when the new model arrives.
If you can’t wait for this new model to go on sale, head over to our Range Rover review to read all about the current car. Or, check out the latest carwow BMW X7 deals and Mercedes GLS deals for offers on alternatives.
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