You may have heard that Land Rover is overhauling its product lineup.
In fact, did you know that every Land Rover SUV model will have a fully electric option by the year 2030?
By then, Land Rover expects electric models to comprise a full 60 percent of its vehicle sales.
So the introduction of the Range Rover EV, which joins the company’s lineup in 2024, marks the introduction of the first all-electric model and heralds a new era for the British automaker.
Here’s a look at what we know about the Range Rover EV so far.
The 2024 Range Rover EV will be the first all-electric Land Rover ever. It will be followed by the Range Rover Sport EV and an EV version of the Defender.
Three more Land Rover EVs will join at a later date.
Range Rover is moving toward the MLA Flex platform. That’s a platform that is designed to accommodate gas, hybrid, and full-electric powertrains.
The Land Rover EV is expected to use a specific dual-motor AWD system and surpass the 523 hp and 553 lb-feet of torque of the current Range Rover V8. It’s also been estimated that it will deliver between 275 and 300 miles of range.
According to the British automaker, the all-new Range Rover is an “evolutionary upgrade” from the fourth-gen model in terms of design.
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Its silhouette looks nearly identical to the outgoing model. Jaguar Land Rover says it has refined the globally lauded design with a slightly different expression for the new decade.
The JLR design team has retained the Range Rover’s signature features like the clamshell hood, straight lines, clean and elegant surfaces, and the distinctive taper to the bodywork at the rear.
Can’t wait for the EV?
The 2023 Range Rover is no slouch. In fact, it’s being called the most desirable Range Rover ever created.
It features a new streamlined exterior design that is breathtakingly modern, yet classic.
You’ll love the modern and sophisticated interior, underpinned by exquisite detailing and an intuitive approach to relevant technology. Choose from a range of graded leathers, all with the luxury and refinement you would expect of this British classic. You can tailor the interior to your personal style and taste with a selection of fine veneers and a range of exclusive materials and finishes.
Whether you’re hitting the slopes or finally taking that cross-country trip of your dreams, choose the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover for the adventure of a lifetime – and you won’t lack for anything. A longer wheelbase enables a three-row model and opens the door to a future plug-in hybrid with a meaningful range as well as a full battery-electric version.
Technology is as intuitive and relevant as the overall design. You can opt for the luxurious alternative materials such as KvadratTM Premium textile and UltrafabricsTM that provide soft materials with a modern look. And you can personalize everything in the cabin to your own style, choosing veneers and a range of finishes to suit your active life.
It goes without saying that the Range Rover is always sturdy and powerful. You can choose either a 395-hp turbocharged inline-six with a 48-volt hybrid system that will get you from zero to 60 in 7.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph – or you can choose a new 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that takes you from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 176 mph. The entry-level hybrid powertrain is available only on the SE, but a V-8 is optional on the SE and standard on the Autobiography and First Edition models. Starting at $104,500, the 2023 Range Rover has solid blue-collar roots with all the luxury you want and need.
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Features you’ll love in the 2023 Range Rover:
- Refinement. Refinement lies at the heart of the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover, providing luxury travel and comfort for up to seven adults. And its technology is designed to make your life easier, from a host of driving features to our award-winning infotainment system, Pivi Pro16.
- Plenty of legroom. Both the standard and extended wheelbase versions have had their wheelbases stretched by about three inches: from 115.0 to 118.0 inches in the case of the former and 122.9 to 125.9 for the latter. You enjoy a 1.1-inch increase in rear-seat legroom for the standard and about 1.2 inches for the extended. The extended wheelbase now offers three-row seating for the first time.
- It’s loaded with cutting-edge tech. A suite of capability technologies for comfort and confidence includes All-Wheel Steering and Terrain Response® 2 as standard.
- New suspension. The rear suspension has been changed from an “integral link” multilink with a complex lower arm to a true five-link setup. This new suspension setup makes rear-wheel steering possible, and this new standard feature cuts some five feet off the turning radius despite the elongated wheelbases.
If you work in Los Angeles, owning a hybrid or electric vehicle such as the Range Rover EV is a smart move. That’s because LA commuters spend an average of 119 hours a year in their car and they spend an average of just under an hour a day driving.
The state of California’s efforts to phase out sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 10 years is a major step in driving the United States toward an all-electric future and reducing air pollution.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales. It’s also setting new standards for EV’s range of travel and incentives for automakers to sell EVs more inexpensively. It all adds up to a major shift for the nation’s most populous state – one that is the country’s largest car sales market.
“This is the most significant change since we went from horses to vehicles 125 years ago,” Brian Maass, president of the California New Car Dealers Association, told the media recently.
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