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Range Rover 2022 price and features: Australian launch of new BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS rival locked in

The cheapest petrol Range Rover has jumped up nearly $20,000 to $225,500 before on-road costs.

Land Rover has gone official with its new-generation Range Rover that leaked online last week, confirming price and specification for Australia, as well as a seven-seat version for the first time.

The all-new fifth-generation model is available to order from tomorrow, with deliveries expected in June 2022 to take on other large luxury SUVs like the Audi Q8, BMW X7, Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Orders for the new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and range-topping SV grades however, will open in late January for delivery in the second half of next year.

Opening the 2022 Range Rover line-up is the D300 SE, priced at $220,200 before on-road costs – a significant $19,324, or 9.6 per cent, jump in price compared with last year’s entry-level grade.

The SE trim is also available with the P400 engine for $225,500, a $19,331 increase compared with the outgoing P400 Vogue that was priced at $206,169.

Those after the higher HSE trim level will also need to opt for the more potent D350 and P530 engines, priced at $241,400 and $259,500 respectively, while the Autobiography grades with the same powertrains are available for $279,600 and $297,600 each.

A five-seat long wheelbase version of the Autobiography is also available, and adds $5500 to the asking price, while the seven-seat variants are priced at $286,600 (D350) and $304,700 (P530).

Based on the short wheelbase Autobiography with added extras and only available in the first 12 months of production, the D350 and P530 First Edition variants are positioned at $298,800 and $312,500 – $19,200 and $14,900 more expensive than their donor cars.

As before, the D300 is powered by a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, producing 221kW/650Nm, while the P400 makes use of a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 294kW/550Nm outputs.

The D350 engine however, is the same size as its D300 sibling, but tuned to 258kW/700Nm.

The P530 is a new engine to the Range Rover line-up, rumoured to be sourced from BMW’s M division, and is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 punching out 390kW/750Nm.

All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to all four wheels, and the D300, D350 and P400 variants feature 48-volt mild-hybrid technology.

Headlining the exterior changes is a sleeker overall look, with flush door handles (as seen on the Velar), slimmer headlights and a rear end with vertical tail-lights that connect behind the Range Rover badge.

The glasshouse also sits nearly flush with the body, giving the sense that the new Range Rover is milled from a single piece of metal, according to the brand.

Inside, the 2022 Range Rover scores a new two-spoke steering wheel with touch controls and redesigned climate controls, as well as a gear shifter in lieu of the outgoing model’s rotary knob.

A digital instrument cluster, redesigned seats, synthetic leather trim and open-pore wood finishes are also available across the new Range Rover line-up.

Handling multimedia duties is a new 13.1-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen system with minimal bezels. Satellite navigation, over-the-air updates, digital radio and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are on offer, while the screen also supports pinch, swipe and zoom gestures – as well as haptic feedback – to make it feel more like a smartphone.

As an option, a rear-seat entertainment system can be fitted, which features two 11.4-inch floating screens with integrated soundbars, as well as a folding armrest with buttons for seat adjustment, climate controls and more.

As before, an executive two-seat second-row option is available.

With the seven-seats available exclusive to the LWB Range Rover, the space in the third-row measures 600mm wide, and the seats are power-folding, and feature heating, air vents and USB-C charging points.

Land Rover claims 864mm of legroom in seats six and seven, and says they will accommodate a six-foot-tall passenger comfortably.

Built on Jaguar Land Rover’s new MLA-Flex architecture, the new-generation Range Rover has also been developed with electrification in mind, with a plug-in and full-electric version in the pipeline.

The former, known as the P510e, will launch in the latter half of 2022 and feature a larger 38.2kW battery positioned beneath the floor, paired with a 105kW electric motor and six-cylinder petrol engine for around 80km of emissions-free driving range.

Launching in a similar time will be the top-spec-for-now SV, which Land Rover describes as “an exquisite interpretation of Range Rover luxury and personalisation”.

However, it will be another few years in 2024 before the all-electric Range Rover surfaces.

2022 Range Rover pricing before on-road costs

D300 SEAutomatic$220,200
P400 SEAutomatic$225,500
D350 HSEAutomatic$241,400
P530 HSEAutomatic$259,500
D350 AutobiographyAutomatic$279,600
P530 AutobiographyAutomatic$297,600
D350 First EditionAutomatic$298,800
P530 First EditionAutomatic$312,500
D350 Autobiography LWBAutomatic$285,100
P530 Autobiography LWBAutomatic$303,100
D530 Autobiography seven-seat LWBAutomatic$286,600
P530 Autobiography seven-seat LWBAutomatic$304,700