Almost exactly a month ago, still fresh from its South African preview, Land Rover officially released the price and technical details of the all-new, fifth-generation Range Rover.
The first completely new model in almost a decadethe MLA Flex-assisted Range Rover, known internally as L460, lands in standard and long-wheelbase guises, with the latter offering the option of five or seven seats.
The L460, which is largely made of aluminum, has an overall length of 5 052 mm and a wheelbase of 2 997 mm or 3 197 mm in the case of the long wheelbase.
Measuring 1,870mm high and 2,209mm wide with a claimed ground clearance of 295mm, or 294mm in the case of the long wheelbase, the lineup for South Africa includes a record 19 models with a choice of three engines. A now toggle-operated eight-speed automatic transmission is tasked with directing the amount of twist to all four corners.
Offered in four trim levels; HSE, Autobiography, the limited-run First Edition and the top-spec SV, the all-new D350 serves as the entry-level engine and sole diesel.
Replacing the previous Ford-produced six-and-eight-cylinder oil burners, the in-house developed Ingenium 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder produces 257 kW/700 Nm, while the alternative comes in the form of the now BMW-sourced 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 Which replaces the venerable AJ 5.0-liter supercharged V8†
Nicknamed P530, but without the diesel’s 48-volt mild-hybrid system, the downsized Bent-Eight delivers 390 kW/750 Nm, while Land Rover claims a top speed of 250 km/h and 0-100 km/h. u in 4.6 seconds with launch control engaged.
Coupled with a 38.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that powers a 105 kW electric motor, the configuration delivers a combined 275 kW, with Land Rover claiming a 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.6 seconds and an all-electric range of 113 km.
On sale from the middle of this year, the entire range will be covered by a five-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.
- D350 HSE – R2 861 000
- D350 Autobiography – R3 310 000
- D350 Autobiography LWB – R3 392 000
- D350 Autobiography LWB 7 Seater – R3 422 000
- D350 First Edition – R3 434 000
- D350 First Edition LWB – R3 516 000
- D350 SV – R3 857 000
- D350 SV LWB – R4 279 000
- P530 HSE – R3 026 000
- P530 Autobiography – R3 475 000
- P530 Autobiography LWB – R3 557 000
- P530 Autobiography LWB 7 Seater – R3 587 000
- P530 First Edition – R3 581 000
- P530 First Edition LWB – R3 663 000
- P530 SV – R3 920 000
- P530 SV LWB – R4 343 000
- P510e Autobiography – R3 527 000
- P510th First Edition – R3 582 000
- P510e SV – R3 962 000