Get An Up-Close Look At The 2022 Range Rover Flagship Luxury SUV
The next-generation Range Rover has been spotted once again in fully-camouflaged prototype form, this time near the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Yes, the 2022 Range Rover has arrived in Germany for dynamic testing and, while it continues to be fully disguised, these photos of a parked prototype taken from a short distance enable us to take the best look yet at the upcoming flagship luxury SUV.
The close up shots reveal details like the pop-out door handles, parts of the LED headlights and taillights, as well as a view of the SUV’s underbody. We can see that this particular prototype features real quad exhausts that suggest it features the range-topping V8 engine.
We also get a peek inside though there’s not much to talk about as the dashboard is covered by a cloth. Only the multifunction steering wheel is partially exposed but it’s pretty clear it’s a work in progress.
In the looks department, it’s obvious that the 2022 Range Rover will remain an imposing SUV – for reference, just look at the photo in which a Mercedes-Maybach GLS appears next to it. The styling will be evolutionary, with many design cues picked up from the Range Rover Velar. The interior is expected to be more high-tech and luxurious than ever before, with at least three digital screens (for the instrument panel, infotainment system and climate control) dominating the dashboard.
While its distinctive shape will carry over, the fifth-generation Range Rover will switch to an all-new platform, the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) shared with the next-generation Range Rover Sport and the upcoming Jaguar XJ.
The aluminum-intensive platform will help the Range Rover shed a significant amount of weight as well as get up to speed with the latest technological advancements. The flagship SUV is expected to offer mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants, including a PHEV with an all-electric driving range of around 31 miles (50 km).
The fully-electric Range Rover should debut at least one year after the launch of six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains. Speaking of which, a BMW-supplied 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol will reportedly replace the supercharged 5.0-liter V8. Rumor has it the Bavarians will offer other engines and electric drive units too.
The all-new Range Rover should arrive in dealerships sometime in 2021, which means the auto show debut could happen towards the end of this year.
Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops
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