After announcing the prices of the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover back in January, the company has finally brought in the updated flagship to India today. The Tata-owned company will offer the updated SUV in multiple trims, starting from Rs 2.38 crore, going all the way up to Rs 3.51 crore (ex-showroom).
While customers can choose between four, five and seven-seat configurations, the 2022 Range Rover will be offered in two body designs – regular and long-wheelbase. It’ll also be offered in three engine options, and four trim levels – SE, HSE, Autobiography and First Edition.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty of what’s new, let’s start with the basics. The three powertrains on offer here will consist of a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, working in tandem with either a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol (349PS/550Nm) or diesel (346PS/700Nm) engine option. The third motor available here is a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 mill, which makes 523PS of power and 750Nm of torque.
All engine options of the new Range Rover get an 8-speed all-wheel drive torque convertor automatic transmission as standard.
Now coming to the design, we had the opportunity to check the new Range Rover in person and let’s just say, it is big with a capital B. Based on JLR’s MLA-Flex architecture, the SUV measures a whopping 5 metre in length, which can be extended up to 5.25 metre if you opt for the long-wheelbase model. And yes, before you start sweating, rear-wheel steering comes as standard here.
When it comes to the extent of updates, the SUV gets a redesigned front bumper, along with a new grille. It is flanked by Digital LED headlights with DRLs. A closer inspection will reveal that the gills have also been reshaped a bit, along with the flush-fitting door handles. Wheel sizes now range from 21-inches to optional 23-inches. A major update can be seen at the rear, with the SUV getting LED brake lights which neatly blend into the glossy black panel.
The inside though features a major extent of updates, with a completely new dashboard and an upgraded infotainment system. There are now two digital displays here – a 13.1-inch curved, floating panel and a 13.7-inch full-digital instruments display, with a head-up display (optional). Being mostly a chauffeur-driven car, rear passengers now get physical climate control buttons, a full-size panoramic sunroof and 11.4-inch entertainment displays on either seat.
In terms of rivals, the Land Rover Range Rover goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7 and Audi Q7. If you do opt for the V8 trim, the competition here will feature Mercedes-Maybach GLS, BMW X7 M-Sport, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga.