In the nine years since the introduction of the current Range Rover, the luxury SUV market has undergone a transformational renaissance. What was once the only choice in the segment has had to fend off attacks from Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce. For 2022, the Range Rover is fighting back. Armed with new technology popularized by its rivals, tweaked styling, and a new ultra-luxury interior, the new Range Rover is coming back for the throne.
That starts with the incorporation Dynamic Response Pro, Land Rover’s branded name for a 48-volt active anti-roll bar. Similar systems have proven transformative in SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus, serving as the secret ingredient that allows big, 5000-lb SUVs to corner as flat as sports sedans without sacrificing ride quality. Joined with the Range Rovers’s fully independent four-corner air-suspension and standard four-wheel steering, Dynamic Response Pro—if tuned right—should offer a sublime ride with much-improved chassis composure.
Things should be smooth on the powertrain front, too. First-year customers will be able to choose between the silky turbocharged Ingenium inline-six (395 hp/496 lb-ft) or the beefier 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 (523 hp/553 lb-ft). If you recognize those numbers, it’s because the 523-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 is sourced from BMW, which uses it in cars like the M550i and X7. The quickest version with the V-8 should hit 60 in 4.4 seconds. Those more interested in efficiency will be glad to hear that a plug-in hybrid with 62 miles of all-electric range will be added for the 2023 model year, with a fully electric Range Rover set to debut in 2024.
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