The full-size Land Rover Range Rover can go almost anywhere while delivering also great on-road ride and handling. The model provides also exceptional interior comfort and a wealth of high-end features. A number of customization options is also high and model possess also impressive powertrain lineup.
The current, fourth-generation Range Rover was initialized for the 2013 model year but the fifth-generation version isn’t too far from the arrival. As the latest reports indicate, the new-generation Range Rover will appear in 2021. In the meantime, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover will offer several minor upgrades. The model will get a new inline-6 engine combined with the mild-hybrid system to replace the current supercharged V-6. The Range Rover Astronaut version will be available but limited just to the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut program members. The new model year will also bring new wheel designs and revised color options.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover: Design
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover won’t change the way it looks or structurally. The fifth-generation model expected to appear in 2021 will switch from the current D7 platform to the new Modular Longitudinal Architecture which will debut on the new Land Rover Defender. The new architecture will allow an application of the battery-electric powertrain and should underpin the majority of the future Jaguar and Land Rover-branded models.
The next-generation Range Rover will also come with evolutionary exterior changes with the appearance that share the staying language initialized with the Range Rover Velar.
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover will, in meantime, offer new paint options and wheel designs. The new Astronaut version will sport a unique Zero Gravity paint job combined with unique badging.
The interior of the full-size Range Rover will return in the same form while those who can get the Astronaut version will enjoy in several unique features.
The cabin of the Range Rover Astronaut will include the carbon fiber front console with the “DNA of flight” graphic on it which will also appear on the rear leather-treated armrest. This version will also have a unique Virgin Galactic pattern on the front headrest and above the glovebox.
The Range Rover for the “ordinary” buyers will be available in short- and long-wheelbase configurations with the cargo space up to 75.6 cubic feet.
Every version will be well-equipped with the standard equipment that includes leather upholstery, power features, a sunroof, Meridian sound system, HD radio, twin-screen setup, navigation, adaptive dampers, keyless entry, etc. The standard safety gear will include lane departure warning, traffic sight recognition, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, emergency braking and parking sensors.
There will also be safety equipment upgrades including lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, surround view cameras, etc. Other available upgrades will include heated and cooled front and rear seats, four-zone climate control, wood trim accents, rear twin-screen entertainment, etc.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover: Powertrains
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover will swap the current, base supercharged V-6 engine for a more efficient and powerful inline-6 unit with a mild-hybrid system.
The new, base 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine combined with the mild-hybrid system will provide two different outputs. On the hand, the base P360 version will get 355 hp and torque of 365 pound-feet from the system. On the other hand, the application of the system available exclusively in the HSE trim will deliver 395 hp and torque of 406 pound-feet. A more powerful P400 guise will hit 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
The mild-hybrid system, in this case, is a starter motor which boosts the engine performance under high loads and powers also the electric compressor which improves pressure before the turbocharger engages. The new powertrain is also said to provide about 20 percent better efficiency than the current supercharged V-6 powertrain.
The 2020 Range Rover should also offer a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 producing 254 hp and torque of 443 pound-feet. The plug-in hybrid P400e version will combine a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine and 85-kW electric motor with 13-kWh battery. The system will produce combined power of 398 hp and torque of 475 pound-feet. It will ride 31 miles in all-electric mode.
The next generation Range Rover should however adopt a new plug-in hybrid powertrain with the inline-6 engine paired with two electric motors, one for each axle. The version with the battery-electric powertrain should also appear with the fifth-generation Range Rover.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover: Release, Price
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover will have an increased base price of $92, 195 with a $1, 295 destination charge included. The model will go on sale later in the year.