2022 Range Rover spied

The new Range Rover is taking shape, with a new architecture cloaked under a body that evolves the breed.

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It’ll be all-new under the skin, but the 2022 Range Rover will still look like a Range Rover.

New photos of the 2022 Range Rover reveal a bit more about its front end.

Like before, it’ll be a bluff beast up front, but the headlights will be slimmer in keeping with cars like the Velar and Evoque. They’ll blend into a classic Range Rover grille, complete with the Land Rover badge in its lower corner.

The detailing will vary from model-to-model, but this tester gives us a look at the upper grille and lower bumper sections that will feature on some Range Rover models.

In profile, the new model will have a classic floating roof and upright rear.

The eponymous head of the Range Rover sub-brand is moving to the new Modular Longitudinal Architecture Flex (MLA Flex) platform.

The new platform supports mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

While JLR’s Ingenium inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are likely to be available, the range may be topped by a turbocharged 4.4-litre petrol V8 engine sourced from BMW.

In the latest BMW M5 Competition, the V8 produces 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque, but there are less powerful versions, such as the 390kW/750Nm one used in the X5 M50i.

The new Range Rover won’t have much company on the new MLA Flex platform, with Jaguar Land Rover scrapping an MLA-based Jaguar XJ sedan at the eleventh hour.

Also scuttled was a flagship crossover for the Jaguar brand, expected to wear the J-Pace name.

The current Range Rover debuted at the 2012 Paris motor show.

Since then, the upper-large luxury SUV segment has grown markedly, with new entrants including the Aston Martin DBXBentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

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