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All-new Range Rover to land in 2021 with electrified powertrain lineup

by Drew Johnson

The 2021 Range Rover will be the first in a series of new products for Land Rover.


New details have emerged on Land Rover's next-generation Range Rover SUV. The all-new Range Rover is expected to make its global debut sometime in 2021.

The next Range Rover, which will represent the nameplate's fifth-generation, will ride on a new platform known internally as MLA. The new MLA platform will be even lighter than the aluminum chassis that underpins today's Range Rover, and it will also accommodate full electrification.

That's right -- Land Rover is planning an all-electric version of its flagship SUV, according to Autocar. Details about the all-electric Range Rover are scarce at this point, but the electric SUV is expected to make up just a fraction of overall sales.

The mainstream version of the 2021 Range Rover will take the form of a plug-in hybrid. It'll use Land Rover's new inline-six engine and an electric motor at each axle. Electric range is expected to come in at about 40 miles.

Land Rover's recently introduced mild hybrid system will also be offered on the next-generation Range Rover. That system is currently offered in two different flavors -- an entry-level version with 355 horsepower and an up-level model with 395 horsepower. It remains unknown if Land Rover plans to offer both systems in the new Range Rover.

The next-generation Range Rover should be unveiled sometime in 2021. A new Range Rover Sport model will arrive about a year later.

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