New Range Rover Launch
Range Rover is making a lot of noise about its ultra-quiet new SUV flagship!
The Range Rover is traditionally a benchmark for super-car refinement and performance and the maker has pulled out all the stops to be number one again at a time of intense competition.
Despite a staggering array of tech and powerful engines, one thing is missing – an electric version.
One is planned for 2024. Meanwhile, there are plug-in hybrids as well as mild-hybrid petrols and diesels.
There is a choice of plug-ins: the P440e and P510e. There is also the latest mild-hybrid (MHEV) P360 as well as the P400 Ingenium petrol and D250, D300 and D350 diesel engines. The 510PS and 440PS plug-ins have a claimed pure-EV range of up to 100km and sub-30gkm emissions. A new petrol flagship, the P530 Twin Turbo V8 (0-100kmh in 4.6 seconds), also joins the range.
This fifth generation of the SUV has standard and long wheelbase body styles with four, five or seven-seat interiors. There will be SE, HSE and Autobiography spec as well as a First Edition.
Inside the cabin there is a huge 13.1-inch curved, ‘floating’ touchscreen while the Pivi Pro sysyem works with a new 13.7-inch interactive driver
Amazon’s Alexa is coming along for the ride too in what Range Rover says is a major effort to reduce distractions by recognising verbal commands for music, navigation etc. Alexa works in addition to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Then there is the Active Noise Cancellation system. It generates cancelling signals to sounds transmitted into the cabin through the system’s 35 speakers.
Meanwhile, the cabin air purification system combines dual-nanoeX technology for allergen reduction and pathogen removal.
The advanced electronic air suspension and pre-emptive set-up uses eHorizon Navigation data to read the road ahead. The technology also works with Adaptive Cruise Control to smooth out body movements.