The All-New Range Rover Is Finally in the Philippines
Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), the country’s sole authorized distributor of Land Rover locally, has unveiled the fifth generation Range Rover in the Philippines after its global launch late last year.
The new Range Rover continues to have its distinctive falling roofline, a strong waistline and lower rising sill as it has been designed in previous generations. Its short front overhang not only gives better balance and handling but gives it a better approach angle when off-roading. The new design still maintains its familiar formal front end and upright windscreen and it now has an even more distinctive boat tail rear that gives it a very stately and elegant stance on or even off-road.
CMC President Chris Ward and VP for Aftersales James Knowles wit the all-new Range Rover
What is new are the flush elements and tight tolerances throughout the whole exterior, which includes a flush glazing, a hidden waist rail finisher, and seamless laser-welded roof joints. The new Range Rover is also the first model to use Land Rover’s new flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex), and uses the brand’s most advanced technology and innovations into this flagship SUV model.
Land Rover says the MLA-Flex can accommodate internal combustion, plug-in hybrid, and even 100 percent electric powertrains. It represents the next step in Land Rover’s simplified architecture strategy as part of the move to deliver greater powertrain flexibility and set new quality benchmarks.
The new generation Range Rover also carries a suite of innovative technologies, including the next generation Active Noise Cancellation technology. That means it has one of the quietest cabins of any vehicle in its class. Its hushed and sealed body architecture uses microphones strategically positioned on the outside of the vehicle and headrest speakers on the inside to create personal quiet zones for the cabin occupants, which work like high-end active noise cancelling headphones.
For air quality, its Cabin Air Purification Pro uses dual-nanoe X technology for allergen reduction and pathogen removal to help significantly reduce odors and viruses, while having CO2 Management and PM2.5 Cabin Air Filtration enhance air quality. Advanced nanoe X technology has been scientifically proven to significantly reduce viruses and bacteria including the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The all-new fifth-generation Range Rover has been designed, developed, and engineered in the U.K. and will be produced exclusively at Land Rover’s Solihull Manufacturing Facility, which is the historic home of Range Rover, using a new state-of-the-art production line.
Locally, the Range Rover will be offered in two variants: the HSE and Autobiography. There are also two body design options, the standard and the long wheelbase and in different engine sizes with PHEV (plug-in hybrid), diesel, and petrol engines. By 2024, it will introduce its pure-electric Range Rover, which will be the first all-electric Land Rover. Jaguar Land Rover will also have a pure-EV option for every nameplate by 2039.
The PHEV variants are probably the most interesting because aside being the most fuel-efficient, its CO2 emissions are below 30g/km, and it has a WLTP certified pure-electric driving range of up to 100km and has an expected real-world pure-electric driving range of up to 80km, which is sufficient to complete up to 75 percent of trips using electric power only.
The PHEV variant is also the most affordable in the entire range, priced at P15.99 million. There are three diesel variants at P16.99 million, P17.39 million, and P21.39 million, while the gas or petrol variant is priced at P21.39 million.
Check out the new Range Rover at the All British Cars showroom in EDSA Greenhills and at the BGC Boutique Showroom in 5th Ave. cor. 24th Street. Land Rover PH recommends that clients set an appointment before visiting the showroom or book a virtual appointment by contacting (02) 8784 5003 | 0919 083 6397 for Greenhills or (02) 8424 4200 / 0919 083 6726 For BGC.