With the arrival of the new 2022 Range Rover the brand has set the bar high for luxury automakers. The SUV offers great performance and technology qualities and sets the tone for the arrival of the first electric Range Rover that is scheduled for 2024.
Land Rover plans to add an all-electric Range Rover to its lineup in 2024 , the brand said Tuesday. The announcement was made in conjunction with the unveiling of the 2022 Range Rover , the redesigned fifth-generation luxury SUV that’s loaded with technology. The SUV features an electric architecture to support wireless software updates and sits on a new flexible architecture that will be the foundation for future models from the brand, including electric and plug-in hybrid variants.
The Range Rover hybrid will arrive in 2023
Land Rover didn’t reveal many details about this upcoming EV. Jaguar Land Rover said in 2017 that all new vehicles from the Jaguar and Land Rover brands would offer an electric or hybrid option starting in 2020. The 2022 Range Rover will be offered in a mild hybrid variant and a plug-in hybrid version and will arrive in 2023 , according to Land Rover.
The extended range plug-in hybrid set for 2023 will be equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid in-line six-cylinder engine, a 105 kW electric motor and a 38.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that has a usable capacity. of 31.8 kWh. This combo will provide up to 62 miles of pure EV range and will have 434 horsepower.
Look at the 2022 Range Rover
As for the 2022 Range Rover, the new SUV will be offered in different variants with standard and long wheelbase body designs, six- and eight-cylinder powertrains and seating options.
It all starts with the Range Rover P400 SE, a mild hybrid with a 3.0L turbocharged engine that produces 395 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque and has a base price of $ 104,000, not including tax or duty. $ 1,350 destination. The 2022 Range Rover lineup is completed by the P530 First Edition, a long-wheelbase body design with a 4.4L biturbo V8 that produces 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque and starts at $ 163,500, again excluding tax. and rates.
New architecture for software update
Other notable tech highlights on the 2022 Range Rover include a new electric vehicle architecture, internally called EVA 2.0, that will allow the company to communicate wirelessly with more than 70 electronic modules , according to Land Rover. What this means is that Land Rover should be able to add features as a new app or make improvements to existing features in the vehicle’s infotainment system through a software update. That’s an important feature for any automaker wanting to keep up with these tech-centric times.
Alexa as voice assistant
The 2022 Range Rover will come with Amazon Alexa as a built-in voice assistant that can provide news updates, access the driver’s calendar, control some vehicle functions, as well as turn on the lights at home and connect with other Alexa-enabled devices . Also offered in the vehicle will be Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the in-car platform that brings the look and functionality of a smartphone to the vehicle’s center display.