The next Range Rover has been revealed, with two new plug-in hybrid versions amongst the offerings from the new luxury SUV.
Now available with a choice of two PHEV systems, there will also be a new pure-electric Range Rover due in 2024, leading Land Rover's Reimagine electrification strategy.
Alongside a variety of petrol and diesel units, the P440e and P520e make their first appearance on the Range Rover. Both feature a 38.2 kWh (31.8 kWh net) for a range of 62 miles in electric-only mode. Charging will take five hours at home, or DC charging is available for a tiop-up in less than an hour.
The battery powers a 105 kW electric motor, which combines with a 3.0 litre six-cylinder petrol engine for a combined 440hp or 510hp depending on variant. Naturally, the Range Rover features all-wheel drive. Details of the pure-EV due in a few years' time are not known.
The Range Rover is built on Land Rover's MLA-Flex architecture, which helps allow for both standard and long-wheelbase versions. It also aids the offering of four, five, or seven-seat options in the cabin for buyers.
The design has been evolved rather than revoilutionised, and the interior has seen a fresh approach to materials used and equipment fitted.
Alexa is installed within, for natural voice commands, active noise-cancellation technology uses 35 speakers dotted about the cabin to minimise sounds reaching the occupants, and a PM2.5 cabin air filtration system removes bad odours and improves air quality. Power-assisted doors are available, and the split tailgate is retained - a signature feature of Range Rover since 1970.
Over-the-air software updates will continue to keep the Range Rover up to date over time, and the car features Land Rover's latest semi-floating 13.7-inch driver display, a 13.1-inch floating infotainment system, and twin 11.4-inch touchscreens are available to be mounted on the rear of the front seat backs for passengers.
Due to go on sale from early 2022, the new Range Rover will start at £94,400.