2022 Range Rover revealed | New Release - Car News Nov 2021

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11:32 Tuesday 02 Nov 2021

This is the new 2022 Range Rover – it'll be your go-to car if you want to combine luxury with the ability to go almost anywhere. It's on sale priced from £94,000, going all the way up to £200,000 for an uber-posh SV model.

It's worth pointing out that this is indeed the new Range Rover because, as you can see, it looks rather like the old one. 

It's larger – the wheelbase has increased by 75mm and long-wheelbase models are 200mm longer again – but you'd only notice if you parked old and new cars side-by-side.

If you don't have that luxury – tell-tale signs include the car's neater design, flush door handles and rear lights hidden behind a smoked-glass valance. 

The new interior is much easier to spot thanks to its massive infotainment screens and use of new materials such as wool upholstery and ceramic trims. The Range Rover is available with seven seats – all big enough for adults – for the first time.

Prefer palatial levels of room? Then you can have a four-seater model with rear seats and La-Z-Boy style chairs which you can fine-tune to your ideal seating position. All models also come with Range Rover's split tailgate, which gives you somewhere to sit that's sheltered from the rain. 

An unerring amount of tech is a given, and highlights include power-close doors, a noise-cancelling stereo and a ventilation system that filters out germs. 

The powertrains are also a bit of a tech-fest. You can choose from mild-hybrid petrols and diesels, two plug-in hybrid petrols with an electric range of up to 60 miles and a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol that's not far off supercar fast, but costs about the same to run. A pure-electric model joins the range in 2024.

For now, we would recommend the D350 diesel, which delivers plenty of performance – 350PS, 700Nm of torque and 0-62mph in less than 6.1 seconds – and fuel economy of close to 40mpg. 

Whichever version you go for, the new Range Rover comes with air suspension as standard that gives the car a pillow-soft ride but also means it can raise its body for off-roading.

Four-wheel drive comes as standard and it's hooked up to an electronically controlled rear differential and Land Rover's Terrain Response2 system that can automatically set the car up for any terrain. 
Factor in hill descent control, which can lower the Range Rover down steep banks with no fuss, and you have one capable four-wheel-drive.

This should also be the most capable Range Rover yet on Tarmac. It's available with a 48V roll control system that can keep the car level in bends. Rear-wheel steering, meanwhile, is standard and gives the big SUV the turning circle of a much smaller car and makes it more agile at speed.

All of which should return the Range Rover to the top of an SUV pack that includes models such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7, Audi Q7 and uber-posh models like the Bentley Bentayga and Roll-Royce Cullinan. 

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