It’s been a full decade since the Land Rover Range Rover has undergone an extensive redesign, but that’s precisely what’s in store for the all-new 2022 Range Rover. The new luxury SUV looks a lot like the outgoing model, but in reality, it represents a pretty radical departure in a number of ways. And while it may not be quite as large as the recently refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator, the 2022 Range Rover is a vehicle that gets cross-shopped with the Navigator, so it’s certainly worth a closer look.
One of the bigger changes coming for 2022 is the first-ever three-row version of the iconic model, which will undoubtedly help the new Range Rover be more competitive with its chief rivals, including the Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and BMW X7. The three-row variant is strictly limited to the long-wheelbase model, however. Both the regular- and long-wheelbase Ranger Rovers take an evolutionary approach to exterior design but feature more flush-fitting elements for a cleaner overall look and improved aerodynamics.
On the inside, the 2022 Ranger Rover features a 13.1-inch infotainment screen, a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster, and a variety of luxurious amenities, depending on trim. Amazon Alexa integration and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the range, but a 1600-watt Meridian sound system with 35 speakers and active noise cancellation is reserved for Autobiography and First Edition trims. There’s even an optional cabin air purification system capable of filtering out SARS and COVID pathogens.
The new Range Rover rides on Land Rover’s brand new MLA-Flex architecture, which is reportedly significantly stiffer and lighter than the outgoing model, while four-wheel steering is now standard. Powertrain options consist of two major offerings, for now. The base powerplant is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with a 48-volt hybrid system that produces 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Moving up from there, Land Rover’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
The big news in the powertrain department is the 2023 model year will bring about a plug-in hybrid option that combines a six-cylinder engine with a 38.2-kWh battery and 105kW electric motor that produces 434 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque and provides up to 62 miles of electric-only driving range.
The 2022 Range Rover is available to order now, with deliveries expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Pricing ranges from $104,000 for the base P400 SE all the way up to $163,500 for the long-wheelbase P530 First Edition.