The all-new 2023 Range Rover has finally made its debut in the Philippines. The flagship of the Land Rover brand brings with it an entirely new level of luxury and opulence that is never before seen in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
Land Rover’s designers are treating the 2023 Range Rover similarly to the Porsche 911. The shape of the SUV is already instantly recognizable, so why mess with a winning formula, right? The evolutionary exterior design carries a lot of the previous model’s design characteristics, including its iconic silhouette and side door gills. Upfront, the grille is now flushed and shallower into the car’s fascia, while the matrix LED headlights retain their signature design graphic.
The side profile looks very similar to the previous model, but the design team further modernized the vehicle to fit into these ever-changing times. Apart from the aforementioned side gills, the all-new 2023 Range Rover now adopts the pop-out door handles from the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar.
The rear, on the other hand, is what features the most radical redesign. The LED taillights with their square-shaped elements have now been replaced by a slender LED bar that looks like a piano black trim piece when not illuminated. This is integrated cleanly into the gloss black tailgate trim piece.
Dimensionally, the 2023 Range Rover is ever-so-slightly longer than its predecessor. The standard-wheelbase model measures from 5,000 mm to 5,052 mm, while the long-wheelbase model adds 200 mm to the vehicle’s length. All of that stretch is dedicated to the rear seats, which we’ll get into a bit later.
Standard on all variants is all-wheel steering, which should help in maneuvering the vehicle in tight spaces. The rear wheels are able to turn by up to seven degrees in the opposite direction as the front wheels at low speeds. As a result, the turning radius is reduced to just 11 meters. Yes, Land Rover’s longest SUV also now has the smallest turning radius in its lineup.
While the interior design of the all-new Range Rover is also an exercise of restraint, the overall vibe is more opulent and luxurious than ever before. Material quality and fit-and-finish are definitely top of the class. A 13.7-inch fully-digital gauge cluster comes as standard, along with a 13.1-inch curved glass touch screen, both of which run Jaguar Land Rover’s Pivi Pro operating system. The long-wheelbase version takes things further up a notch with its optional power-adjustable captain’s chairs, while other options that can be specified across all variants include two 11.4-inch rear screens, and a permanent rear center console with folding tables, just to name a few.
Four engine choices are available across five variants. The range kicks off with the P440e, which is a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo gasoline engine mated to a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) system. This has a combined output of 440 hp and 620 Nm of torque, as well as a pure electric range of 100 km when fully charged. There’s also a pair of 3.0-liter straight-six turbo diesel engines, with the range kicking off with the D300 that produces 300 hp and 650 Nm of torque. The next one is the D350, which has a higher state of tune of 350 hp and 700 Nm of torque.
The flagship of the engine range is the P530, which uses a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that produces 530 hp and 750 Nm of torque. Regardless of engine choice, all are mated to an 8-speed automatic, driving all four wheels.
As for its suite of advanced driver-assistance tech, all 2023 Range Rovers come with lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and Clear Exit Monitor (which prevents accidentally opening the doors if there’s an oncoming vehicle or cyclist). Higher variants then benefit from adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and automatic emergency braking, just to name a few.
The 2023 Range Rover is now on sale across Land Rover’s dealerships in the Philippines. The following prices are listed below, but since every Range Rover is made-to-order, these do not include any optional extras that the customer would want to add.
- HSE P440e: P15,990,000
- HSE D300: P16,990,000
- HSE D350: P17,390,000
- LWB Autobiography D350: P21,390,000
- LWB Autobiography P530: P21,390,000