LAND ROVER has revealed the first images of its new Range Rover luxury SUV ahead of the model’s world premiere next week.
The images include a blurred profile shot and a tight shot of the Range Rover’s bonnet lettering and grille, depicting finer and more modern detailing similar to that of the latest Velar.
As is the case with the current fourth-generation Range Rover, the new model is expected to be offered in both short and long-wheelbase configurations and with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
The upcoming Range Rover is the first all-new model in almost a decade with the shape and size expected to adhere closely to the brand’s tried and tested formula.
“The New Range Rover is a vehicle with a peerless character, from the impeccable restraint of its exterior to the flawless tranquil sanctuary of its cabin,” Jaguar Land Rover chief creative officer Gerry McGovern said.
“Informed by creative intellect and a desire for perfection, it doesn’t follow fashion or trend, but by a modernist design philosophy, combined with over 50 years of evolution, it is quite simply the most desirable Range Rover ever created.”
It is expected the 2023 Range Rover will feature plenty of technological and comfort enhancements over the previous model in the face of growing competition in the segment.
A comprehensive infotainment update is also expected, including JLR’s new Pivi Pro and Touch Pro Duo touchscreens coupled with Meridian Premium audio systems available elsewhere in the portfolio.
Though we’re yet to see inside the Range Rover, it’s anticipated high quality timber, leather, aluminium, and carbon fibre elements will again be incorporated, joining the luxury SUV’s high-set seating position and upright glasshouse.
Land Rover Australia is expected to announce further specification and pricing details for its next Range Rover closer to the model’s local launch next year.
The current range retails from $200,876 for the entry-spec Range Rover D300 short wheelbase and is topped by the P565 SV Autobiography long wheelbase at $408,568 (plus on-road costs).
Land Rover has sold just 147 examples of the Range Rover in Australia so far this year. The Upper Large SUV over $100,000 segment is current topped by the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class with 751 year-to-date sales to the end of September, ahead of the BMW X7 (560), Mercedes-Benz G-Class (475), Land Rover Discovery (474), Lexus LX (287), and Audi Q8 (207).