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THE NEW RANGE ROVER: Effortless Exemplary

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Combining serene comfort with composure and an all-conquering capability, Range Rover is the original luxury SUV with over 50 years on its curriculum vitae. The New Range Rover redefines the spirit of luxury, technological sophistication, and aesthetic grace.

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The Royal Opera House in London bore witness to a historic moment on 26th October 2021 when it played host for the unveiling of the New Range Rover. This fifth-generation luxury SUV takes Land Rover’s modernist design philosophy to the next level, offering a suite of efficient mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains as well as a pure-electric variant. Range Rover is now set to join the line-up of its already impressive compadres with a choice of four, five or seven-seat interiors available across Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs. The New Range Rover is the master of any environment.

With a contemporary interpretation of its trademark profile, the New Range Rover is defined by three lines that can trace their origins back through the generations; the falling roofline, strong waistline, and rising sill line. These trademark features combine with a characteristically short front overhang and a distinctive new boat tail rear complete with practical split tailgate to create an elegant profile that conveys Range Rover’s peerless presence. The sophisticated surfaces provide a clean and contemporary appearance and contribute to less drag coefficient, making this the most aerodynamically efficient luxury SUV in the world. The luxurious interior is underpinned by modern, intuitive, and purpose-built technologies, designed to work harmoniously with innovations to create a calm sanctuary for all occupants, turning every trip into an experience to savour.

The New Range Rover is available in SE, HSE and Autobiography models. A First Edition will be available throughout the first year of production, based on the Autobiography and featuring a unique specification including Sunset Gold Satin finish among a choice of five exterior colours. Both Standard (SWB) or Long Wheelbase (LWB) layouts are available with five seats, while the New Range Rover LWB model is available with a third row fitting for up to seven adults.

Advanced speaker technology is provided by the MLA-Flex platform to deliver a serene cabin, ensuring a first-class experience for passengers. It uses the 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System to create one of the quietest vehicle interiors on the road with the additional 20W speakers in the four main headrests delivering the most immersive sound experience. Fully independent suspension underpins the luxurious ride and features Land Rover’s first ever five-link rear axle, which isolates the cabin from surface imperfections more effectively than ever using advanced air springs. The intelligent technology also works in conjunction with the Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist to smooth out body movements resulting from sudden changes in speed.

Fully independent air suspension isolates the cabin from surface imperfections more effectively than ever for serene composure at all times. It combines industry-leading air spring volumes with twin-valve dampers – all managed by in-house-developed Adaptive Dynamics control software. The intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) transmission is controlled by Land Rover’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) system, which monitors grip levels and driver input 100 times a second to predictively distribute torque between the front and rear axles, and across the rear axle, for optimum traction on and off-road. Its unrivalled dynamic capability is assisted by Land Rover’s Integrated Chassis Control, an advanced electronic control system that tailors the vehicle dynamics to suit every mile of every journey, fine-tune the driving characteristics at a moment’s notice.

Every New Range Rover features All-Wheel Steering for an effortless drive with heightened high-speed stability and improved manoeuvrability at low speeds, ensuring it is equally at home on the open road and negotiating tight urban streets. The New Range Rover is also the first Land Rover to feature Dynamic Response Pro. The powerful new active 48-volt electronic roll control system is faster-acting and more efficient than a hydraulic set-up, with a torque capacity of up to 1,400Nm fed into the anti-roll bars to keep body movements under control. The New Range Rover also features an Active Locking Rear Differential. A system which optimises traction from the rear axle during high-speed cornering, on slippery surfaces, and during off-road wheel articulation, delivering enhanced capability and driver confidence.

All of this technology feeds into Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain Response 2 system, which harnesses the various chassis systems to automatically provide the perfect settings for the surroundings from a choice of six driving modes to minimise driver workload across all terrains. Alternatively, the driver can select the most appropriate setting manually or use the Configurable Terrain Response to create a bespoke chassis set-up.

Staying true to its legacy of technological innovation and pioneering design to smoothly enhance ride convenience, efficiency and safety, Land Rover’s latest Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) is the enabler-in-chief and includes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates for more than 70 electronic modules, meaning the New Range Rover will constantly evolve, improve, and remain up to date by usage. The New Range Rover improves Land Rover’s award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment technology with its largest ever touchscreen. The 13.1-inch curved, floating screen embodies the architectural lightness of the interior with a minimalist frame design, providing intuitive control of all the major vehicle functions using the latest consumer technology to deliver a smartphone-inspired interface without sacrificing the convenience of hard switches for the climate control.

A new Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system is available to improve passenger comfort, providing adjustable 11.4-inch HD touch screens mounted on the rear of the front seat. The RSE can be operated independently and supports most devices connected with an HDMI port, while using Wi-Fi hotspot capability means rear-seat passengers can enjoy smart TV entertainment on the move. The eight-inch Rear Seat Touchscreen Controller10 mounted in the centre armrest of Executive Class Rear Seats provides quick and intuitive control for the perfect seating position, underlining the luxurious rear-seat experience.

Efficient and powerful all-LED lighting is equipped on every New Range Rover, with the new high-definition Digital LED Headlights providing a beam range of up to 500m. They create an exceptional design detail and feature Signature daytime running lights, animated indicators, Adaptive Front Lighting, and Image Projection technology on start-up, making them the most advanced headlights ever fitted to a Land Rover.

The New Range Rover is a perfect combination of powerful features and beautiful design that captivates you at first sight. It is not just a car, but an entirely new experience adorned with breath-taking modernity, peerless refinement, and unmatched capability. The New Range Rover will arrive in Indonesia by the second quarter of 2022, and customers can place their orders through the authorised retailer of Land Rover Indonesia, PT Indomobil Trada Nasional.

Aditya Purwanto
Aditya Purwanto
A jack of all trades and master of none. He entered the workforce as a trained graphic designer but one day, he’s asked to write about cars since he couldn’t stop talking about them and he’s been doing so ever since as well as other topics such as food (yum) and interesting places.