With the recent arrival of super luxury SUVs, like the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Range Rover is getting ready for a battle. Land Rover is reportedly going to move the fifth generation Range Rover even further up market in 2021 to keep it ahead of its rivals.
According to Autocar, the 2021 Range Rover will move to a new platform, which will make it significantly lighter than the current model. The new aluminum platform, called Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) will eventually be used by all future Jaguar Land Rover models. The lighter platform will also help alleviate some of the extra weight that will be added by the batteries for the upcoming electric and hybrid models.
Even though the MLA platform can fit an electrified powertrain, it’s being reported that the next Range Rover will not initially be offered with a fully electric version. It’s rumored that Land Rover wants the first fully electric Range Rover will be a standalone model.
Even with the new platform, don’t expect the next-generation Range Rover to look too different. The next Range Rover is expected to get an evolutionary redesign. Even its exterior dimensions will stay about the same as the current model.
Inside the next Range Rover will not only be more luxurious, but Land Rover will also update its tech features. The next Range Rover will get a new version of the Touch Pro Duo system and the ‘self-learning’ Smart Settings technology that was recently added to the Jaguar E-Pace. We can also expect the autonomous driving technology to be offered as well.