The 2021 Range Rover lineup has been updated with new mild-hybrid diesel engines and special editions.
While we wait for the all-new next-generation Range Rover to arrive, Land Rover has given the luxury SUV a comprehensive update for the 2021 model year, adding new mild-hybrid engine options and some swanky special editions. Joining the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover family are three special edition variants, including the Range Rover Fifty that was unveiled last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover. Starting at $148,500, the Range Rover Fifty is limited to 1,970 examples to mark the year of its debut. Special exterior enhancements include retro-inspired paint options, 22-inch wheels, and unique badging.
Based on the HSE trim and starting at $103,500, the new HSE Westminster Edition is distinguished by Atlas exterior accents and 21-inch diamond turned alloy wheels. It's also available in a range of solid, metallic and premium metallic finishes. Inside, the cabin is appointed with Shadow Walnut veneers, 20-way heated and cooled front seats, refrigerated front center console, soft close doors, and an 825-watt surround sound system.
Completing the trio of special-edition 2021 Range Rovers is the SVAutobiography Dynamic Black Edition, which combines Santorini Black Metallic paint with Narvik Black gloss exterior accents, 22-inch gloss black forged wheels, and branded illuminated treadplates. It also includes black brake calipers and Ebony seats with Pimento stitching inside the cabin. The SVAutobiography Dynamic Black Edition starts at $183,000.
Several special edition models also join the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport range. Starting at $78,500, the HSE Silver Edition features a Shadow Atlas finish on the front grille surround, hood vent inserts, door handles, and Range Rover lettering on the hood and tailgate. It rides on 21-inch five split-spoke gloss black alloy wheels with a contrasting Diamond Turned finish. Exterior color options include Fuji White, Santorini Black, Firenze Red, Eiger Grey, Lantau Bronze, Hakuba Silver and Carpathian Grey.
The SVR Carbon Edition, on the other hand, is a more aggressive take on the flagship Range Rover Sport SVR, featuring an exposed carbon fiber hood center section, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, along with other carbon accents, carbon fiber interior trim finishers, a carbon-fiber engine cover. and 22-inch gloss black forged alloy wheels. The SVR Carbon Edition starts at $130,000, making it the most expensive Range Rover Sport by a significant margin.
For 2021, the personalization options for the Range Rover Sport P525 HSE Dynamic have expanded with the new Premium Black Pack, which applies gloss black detailing to the hood, tailgate lettering, grille mesh and surround, fender and hood vent surrounds and mirror caps. Elsewhere, there's a black contrast roof and a choice of 21- or 22-inch wheels finished in gloss black. Inside, the Premium Black Pack features an Ebony interior with Ebony headliner and Grand Black veneer.
As for engine options, the 2021 Range Rover and 2021 Range Rover Sport gain new 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engines incorporating 48V mild-hybrid technology with outputs of 355 hp and 395 hp. The most powerful Range Rover models are powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gasoline engine with 518 hp or 557 hp, with the latter variant enabling the 2021 Range Rover to hit 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 130 mph.
A more powerful 575-hp 5.0-liter V8 is reserved for the flagship Range Rover Sport SVR. Both the 2021 Range Rover HSE and Range Rover Sport HSE are also available with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel producing 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, the P400e plug-in hybrid variant combines a 296-hp turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 114-hp electric motor for a total output of 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.4 seconds and max out at 137 mph.