LONDON -- The new Range Rover SUV will be sold with the option of full-electric drivetrain and seven seats for the first time.
Land Rover's flagship model, unveiled on Tuesday, is evidence of the brand's desire to create "the world's most desirable luxury vehicles," Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bollore said a statement.
The design of the fifth-generation Range Rover closely follows the current model, but it is now underpinned by JLR's new MLA (modular longitudinal architecture) platform designed to accommodate full-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid drivetrains.
Land Rover's desire to push the Range Rover more upmarket is reflected in the starting price of 94,400 pounds ($130,140) in its UK home market, a 13 percent rise from the current base price of 83,525 pounds and 28 percent higher than its 2015 entry price of 73,950 pounds.
JLR did not say how much the most expensive version of the new Range Ranger will cost. The full-electric version will go on sale in 2024, two years after deliveries of the rest of the range start next year.