2022 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots and video

Land Rover has been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Range Rover.

The new mid-size luxury SUV is expected to debut alongside a redesigned version of the stretched Range Rover Long Wheelbase sometime next year, which means we’ll likely see it arrive as a 2022 model. A new Range Rover Sport should also be coming, likely one year after the Range Rover.

Land Rover only last year introduced an updated Range Rover that offered a new inline-6 engine and mild-hybrid system as the base powertrain. But the current generation dates back to 2013 so it makes sense the redesigned, fourth-generation model is coming up soon.

Compared to the current Range Rover, Land Rover’s design team looks to have implemented a slightly less boxier shape for the redesigned model’s cabin. The wheel arches also appear to be a bit more pronounced. Finer details, like the accents in the lights, are similar to what we see on the redesigned Defender introduced for 2020.

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2022 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Underpinning the vehicle is Land Rover’s MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform that debuts this year in a redesigned Jaguar XJ. It was previously thought the platform would debut in the redesigned Defender but Land Rover went with an evolution of the D7 platform instead for the off-roader. The D7 platform underpins the outgoing Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, as well as the Discovery.

The new MLA platform has been designed to fit battery-electric powertrains and will eventually underpin most models from the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. The platform will also be lighter than the aluminum-intensive D7 platform.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

When it comes to powertrains, a mild-hybrid setup will remain the base option, while a new plug-in hybrid setup featuring an engine mated to an electric motor at the front axle and a second electric motor powering the rear axle is expected to replace the current Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid’s single-electric motor setup. A battery-electric powertrain will also be offered and targeted at buyers in urban areas.

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It isn’t clear if a V-8 will still be on offer, though a deal with BMW Group could potentially make it happen. Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group are already poised to share some engines and electric powertrains, and hopefully a V-8 is on the cards. Jaguar Land Rover’s current 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 is expected to be phased out at the end of 2020.

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