We will be saying hello to the all-new Range Rover next week. This was confirmed by Land Rover after they announced that all will be revealed on October 26, 2021.
To show that they are ready to reveal the upcoming SUV, Land Rover released a lone teaser photo of the new Range Rover. But other than that, the automaker has not yet shared any new details regarding the flagship SUV.
However, Land Rover's plans to keep everyone in suspense have been foiled after leaked images of what appears to be the all-new Range Rover have made their way onto the web. Some of the pictures came courtesy of a French forum website called 'Worldschoop' which is dedicated to photos of unreleased cars.
If the images are to be believed, the next-gen Range Rover will look relatively the same as before. It does get some minor tweaks here and there, however, which include a revised front grille, a cleaner horizontal intake in the lower bumper, and updated headlights. The side profile also remains unchanged but it does come with what look to be door gills, and flush-fit door handles derived from the Evoque and Velar.
But what could be the most striking change on the Range Rover is its rear. Instead of having large LED taillights, it gets vertical lamps that appear black when not illuminated. It also gets a unique black centerpiece which “connects” the two light clusters.
Aside from the exterior, we also managed to get a glimpse of the Range Rover's new cabin. Based on the photos, the Range Rover will get a new two-spoke leather steering wheel, an updated touchscreen infotainment system, a touchscreen for the automatic climate control, and what could be a new TFT screen for the instrument panel.
Details about its chassis and powertrain remain a mystery. But despite having a similar design, the new Range Rover will supposedly be underpinned by the company's new MLA Flex platform. It is said that the new platform has been engineered to work with plug-in hybrid setups and fully electric powertrains.
With Land Rover no longer offering its 5.0-liter V8, the 2022 Range Rover could come with the following engines; a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, a 2.0-liter hybrid derived from the Defender P400e, and maybe a 4.4-liter turbo V8 borrowed from BMW.