Jaguar Land Rover(JLR) has revealed the 2021 edition of the Range Rover SUV. The latest iteration of the iconic SUV will be available in both standard and long wheelbases. The new Range Rover comes with a lot of new stuff, yet, will retain its charm.
The new-generation Range Rover will be offered in a total of seven variants with the Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography trim available on both the standard(SWB) and the long-wheelbase(LWB). The LWB gets an additional trim in the form of Autobiography SV. In addition to these variants, there are three more special editions on offer namely- Westminster Edition, Westminster Black Edition and Range Rover Fifty. The Range Rover Fifty Edition was revealed last month to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
Design wise, the new Range Rover still retains its familiar SUV design with a few subtle updates. The legendary profile, floating roof and clamshell bonnet are hallmarks of its peerless design while the interior combines the finest materials and latest technologies to deliver the sublime levels of refinement customers expect from the flagship of the Range Rover family.
Ensuring drivers have the best view of the road ahead, the 21 Model Year Range Rover features the latest LED headlight technology with the standard Premium headlight package providing 24 LEDs per vehicle, with Signature Daytime Running Lights and optional Auto High Beam Assist.
Matrix LED and Pixel LED lighting feature 52 and 142 individual LEDs respectively and can be optimised for the town, country and motorway driving. For optimum visibility, at night the Pixel LED set-up is complemented by a Pixel-Laser High Beam option, which projects a precise and constant light more than 500 metres ahead of the vehicle thanks to 144 LEDs and four laser diodes.
At the rear, integrated exhaust tailpipes feature across all powertrains and customers can choose from a selection of alloy wheel designs and metallic paint colours.The Range Rover is available with two design packs. With the Black Exterior Pack key elements, including the bonnet and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and inner grille surround, are finished in Narvik Black while the Shadow Exterior Pack sees the same components finished in Shadow Atlas.
The interior of the new 21 Model Year Range Rover is as luxurious, comfortable and beautifully crafted as ever. The luxury SUV maker has ensured that every sumptuous detail has been carefully designed and precision-engineered with the comfort and enjoyment of its occupants in mind.
Luxury appointments and comfort are prerequisites, along with carefully considered storage and the latest technologies. Seating is wide and majestic providing generous recline, legroom and foot space. The 16-way grained leather seats combine heating and memory functions while the top of the range executive seats feature the highest quality semi-aniline leather and massage functionality.
Executive Class Seating is available on Vogue SE models and is fitted as standard to Autobiography derivatives, elevating the travelling experience with airline-style rear seats. Wider seat frames and deeper cushioning with interlayers create the impression of a luxurious wraparound interior. The seat position, massage functionality, temperature and rear cabin climate control can all be managed from Land Rover’s Comfort Controller smartphone app for added passenger convenience.
The elegant interior is practical as well as comfortable with a series of flexible storage solutions available, including front cup holders that slide forwards to reveal a deep storage area of up to 4.5 litres in the centre console. The lockable glove box provides enhanced security, while customers can also specify an optional cooler compartment or a refrigerator in the front centre console that holds four 500ml bottles and chills to 5C.
The latest Range Rover features cutting-edge technology and the latest driver assistance features, making it more connected, safe and secure than ever before. From its intuitive touchscreen infotainment to the comprehensive range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, the golden anniversary Range Rover continues the tradition of pioneering technology that has been part of the Range Rover story for 50 years. Enhanced smartphone connectivity is available as standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available while the embedded Spotify app gives customers instant access to more than 50 million tracks and more than 700,000 podcasts.
The upper screen on the central console can be angled to counter glare and improve visibility while the fixed lower 10-inch display is the control panel for managing functional tasks including climate control, seat and vehicle settings. Land Rover’s intuitive Dynamic Dials allow drivers and passengers to control climate control and heated and cooled seats quickly and easily on the move.
Ahead of the driver, the Interactive Driver Display presents a range of information on its 12-inch high-resolution screen. In addition, the Range Rover’s next-generation Head-Up Display system puts vital information just where the driver wants it, using a 10-inch full-colour projection. Essential information including vehicle speed, navigation directions, speed limits and Advanced Driver Assistance system information can be displayed. The full-colour image is generated using four super-bright LEDs and a high-resolution TFT LCD screen.
When it comes to performance, the 2021 Range Rover gets the option of both, a petrol and a diesel engine. The latest Range Rover introduces a new straight-six Ingenium diesel unit with 48V mild hybrid technology for enhanced performance, smoothness and efficiency. The new petrol engine is available alongside Land Rover’s highly efficient Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. Both the powertrains are Euro-VI compliant.
The new straight-six diesel engine family was developed in-house and the D300 generates output figures of 300 PS of maximum power and a mind-boggling 650 Nm of peak torque. It also features a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for more immediate power delivery and superior efficiency.
The 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine is available in 360PS (265kW) and 400PS (294kW) outputs – depending on the market – while the most powerful Range Rovers feature Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine, in a choice of 525PS and 565PS** outputs. The P565 is capable of 0-100km/h in just 5.4 seconds (0-60mph in 5.1 seconds), with an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph)^ and delivers a compelling blend of performance, comfort and refinement.
The Range Rover is also available with an efficient PHEV powertrain. The P400e PHEV combines an advanced 300PS (221kW) four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 143PS (105kW) electric motor, for a combined power output of 404PS (297kW). With an impressive 640Nm of torque, it blends dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement – the P400e accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds (0-60mph in 6.0 seconds) and achieves a top speed of 220km/h (137mph).
The prices of the upcoming SUV haven’t been revealed yet. The makers also haven’t announced the official launch date but we can expect the launch to happen anytime during the end of this year, with deliveries starting from early next year.