After almost a year since its global reveal, the 2022 Range Rover has finally arrived in the Philippines.
Coventry Motors Corporation, the official distributor of Land Rover in the Philippines has taken the covers off Land Rover's newest flagship SUV showing an evolutionary redesign of the iconic luxury 4x4.
Featuring smoother lines from its headlights, fenders, doors, and wheel arches, the luxury SUV's exterior now appears more elegant than before. While the design still looks familiar in front and on the sides, the all-new Range Rover gets a revised rear section.
The back of the SUV now has a pair of vertical LED taillights connected to a piano black garnish plate that completes a look normally associated with concept cars. The complete redesign of the rear has improved the SUV's aerodynamics, lowering its drag coefficient to just 0.30 cd.
For the Philippine market, the all-new Range Rover is available in two body styles thanks to the new Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex). There's the standard HSE five-seater and the new long-wheelbase version (LWB) with the optional third-row seats, allowing more passengers inside to experience the luxurious SUV.
Step inside the first-class lounge and you're immediately greeted by two massive screens in front – a 13.7-inch digital instrument panel for the driver, and a slightly smaller 13.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display using Land Rover's latest Pivi Pro interface with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In addition, the second-row seats get their own 11.4-inch displays. For the full-option Autobiography with Executive Class rear seats, there's an additional 8-inch touchscreen display on the center armrest. Aside from the abundance of screens inside its opulent cabin, the all-new Range Rover has a 35-speaker, 1,600-watt Meridian Signature sound system with a noise-canceling system in the top-spec Autobiography variant.
For its engine options, the all-new Range Rover is being offered with two diesel, one gasoline, and a plug-in hybrid variant, with all powertrains paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The HSE D300 has a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel that puts out 300 PS and 650 Nm of torque, while the HSE D350 and the LWB Autobiography D350 variants make more power at 350 PS and 700 Nm.
Meanwhile, the pure gasoline-powered variant comes in the top-spec LWB Autobiography P530 with the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 530 PS and 750 Nm of torque. Lastly, the plug-in hybrid variant - the HSE P440e, has a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo paired to a 48-volt hybrid system that has a combined output of 440 PS and 620 Nm of torque.
All variants of the all-new Range Rover now come with an all-wheel-drive system instead of the full-time four-wheel-drive from previous years. The new AWD system disconnects the front axles from receiving power when not needed, such as in normal highway and city driving to achieve better fuel economy and reduce drivetrain wear and tear.
The adaptive air suspension has been retained for the all-new Range Rover and comes as standard equipment in all variants. There are electronically adjustable anti-roll bars, and the new five-link rear axle utilizes the navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and steering assist to scan the road ahead for bumps and other road imperfections to always keep a smooth and comfortable ride.
To aid the large SUV's agility, the all-new Range Rover now has rear-axle steering. The system can electrically turn the rear wheels up to 7.3 degrees to reduce the turning radius and improve maneuverability.
In terms of its safety systems, the all-new Range Rover offers a host of modern driver-assistance features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, aforementioned adaptive cruise control, active lane control with lane departure warning and lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high-beam, among others.
The price of the 2022 Range Rover are as follows:
HSE P440e PHEV – PHP 15,990,000
HSE D300 Diesel – PHP 16,990,000
HSE D350 Diesel – PHP 17,390,000
LWB Autobiography D350 Diesel – PHP 21,390,000
LWB Autobiography P530 Gasoline – PHP 21,390,000
Thinking of getting one for yourself? The first 25 units have all been sold out according to Land Rover. So if you order one now, you can expect it to arrive in August 2023. That's because the production of the all-new Range Rover will begin in February 2023 while delivery to the Philippines starts in August of next year. Don't even bother trying to get a price on the launch units as those have been spoken for as well.