It happens once in a long time, when a powerful line like the Range Rover brings a fresh girl to the party. Well, the 2020 Range Rover is definitely here and it appears to come in packs of 12. The news blog-breaking fact is the amazing 12 trims the Range roars in with, (It could have been easily 13, however the Range’s ultimate dream SUV, the SV coupe that would have cost about $300k, was scratched;) and that cater for every tech wizardry, interior style décor, and real life trucking power any Range lover can dream up. All of course is with the Queen’s royal blessings for a vehicle some would call the king of SUVs.
2020 Range Rover is Luxury SUV redefined
It is expected that there are some changes from previous models, but they are mostly of an engineering nature as the 2020 version looks a lot like its 2019 predecessor. This is in contrast to Land Rover claims that the 2020 Range Rover Evoque is 99% unique! The only sameness with the 2019 Evoque model? The door hinges!
The changes in the 2020 Range Rover of course are subtle, but are everywhere, especially in the engine. A radical departure from V6 for inline 6, the new engine powering up from 254 to 557 horsepower across trims. This represents the almost total dust binning of the dual 3.0L engines formerly in the base and HSE trims. Luxury rivals like the yet-to-be-released 2020 BMW X8 and 2020 Audi Q8 have their work cut out for them with this hydra-headed beast.
Trims powertrains include engines in any and every variation possible: fuel-electric hybrid, petrol, and diesel. The V6 as mentioned earlier is out, replaced by the 3.0L I-6 (also known as Ingenium straight six) with a belt powered generator that takes the place of a regular alternator, a turbo-charger, electric super charger, a 0.2-kWh lithium-ion battery, all electrics powered by a 48-volt subsystem.
Name the tech, the 2020 Range Rover has probably got it
Eight speed transmission is standard trim wide, and even the Hybrid has no difficulty fording 3 ft of flood water due to height adjustable air suspension systems. Off road capabilities include full-time four-wheel drive as well as a two-speed transfer case. However, let’s get to where the meat is and get into the trivia about special trims of the 2020 Range Rover.
Quite apart from the usual base, supercharged HSE and supercharged Autobiography trims, one of the real star trims is the HSE P400e plug in hybrid trim that effortlessly combines 4 cylinders 2.0L with a 114 hp electric motor that runs on a 13.1KWh battery. Of course the real triumph is the 31 mile with no emission at all feat.
Luxury is standard across all trims of the 2020 Range Rover
Diesel versions are no longer serialized as Td6 but are now D260 and the post commendable fuel economy, up to 28mpg. The turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 powers out 254 hp plus 443 lb-ft of torque. It must be noted that the D260 will require no recharging at night and DEF at oil changes. The same goes to the HSE.
With each trim configuration and version, the dollars keep climbing to as much as over $200K (~72.5 million naira) for HSE P525 with SVAutbiography Long wheelbase. You don’t like the finish? Repainting will cost you the price of a compact sedan like the Honda Civic. Hues available include Portofino Blue and Eiger Grey.
Some key trims are:
|P360 Hybrid||355 horsepower / 365 lb-ft of torque||$92,195 (~33.5 million)|
|395 horsepower /406 lb-ft of torque||$97,445 (~35.4 million)|
|HSE P400 Hybrid||398 hp/ 472 lb-ft of torque||$97,245 (35.2 million)|
|HSE P400e (Plug-in hybrid)||Turbo 2.0-liter inline-four & 114-hp electric motor on transmission, 13.1-kWh battery.||$131,595 (47.8 million) (Autobiography trim)|
254 horsepower / 443 lb-ft.
Turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
|$92,995 (33.7 million)|
|HSE P525||5.0-liter supercharged V-8Ramps 518 to 557 horsepower with SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase||
$107,245 (38.9 million)
$210,795 (76.5 million)
(with Long wheelbase)
The newly released Range Rover boasts of up to 12 different trims
Overall, this is a super luxury SUV with every stop pulled to assure a great an posh experience especially in the higher Autobiography trims. You may pre-order this car billed to launch sometime in the next year.