Land Rover is making its Range Rover sleeker, spiffier and more sophisticated tech-wise for 2022. And while the changes being brought to the model are notable, the more exciting news might be confirmation a PHEV version will join the fray in 2023, and an all-electric variant the year after.
Anyone expecting a radical departure from Range Rovers past doesn’t know the brand and its way of doing things. The 2022 is thus well within tradition for the model, even if there are some changes here and there. The taillights are new, for example, and they frame a tailgate featuring tweaked lettering up top and tailpipes below that disappear into the rear valence.
For 2022, the brand’s flagship SUV is built on the company’s new flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture, or MLA-Flex. It works with Land Rover’s Integrated Chassis Control to ensure a velvety smooth ride, the automaker promises. There are pre-emptive suspension features to anticipate road bumps and adaptive cruise control to help eliminate sudden jerks. Also included is all-wheel steering, by which the rear axle can give its wheels up to 7 degrees of leeway. This big SUV thus gets the smallest turning radius of any Land Rover model.
The 2022 Range Rover comes in two body styles, Standard Wheelbase and Long Wheelbase, and depending which you choose you can get a four-, five- or seven-seats configuration.