2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia (JLRM) today launched the all-new Range Rover, which arrives in Standard Wheelbase guise and with V8 power. The fifth generation of Land Rover’s flagship model – codenamed L460 – first made its debut back in October 2021 and replaces the fourth-generation L405 that has been around since 2012.

Built on the Flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex) platform, the latest Range Rover boasts 50% greater torsional rigidity than its predecessor with a static rigidity of 30,000 Nm per degree. The new chassis also features a steel front bulkhead with a closed-section arrangement that helps reduce transmission of noise and low-frequency vibrations from road surfaces into the cabin by as much as 24%.

In SWB form, the L460 has a wheelbase of 2,997 mm and measures 5,052 mm long, 2,047 mm wide and 1,870 mm tall. The L405 is smaller by comparison, coming in at 4,999 mm long, 1,984 mm wide, 1,835 mm tall and with a wheelbase spanning 2,922 mm.

While not available at launch here, the L460 is also offered as a Long Wheelbase that adds 200 mm to both its overall length (5,252 mm) and wheelbase (3,197 mm), while also maintaining roughly the same width (2,048 mm) and identical height (1,870 mm). As you’d expect, these figures exceed the L405’s LWB equivalent.

2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

In terms of styling, the fifth-generation Range Rover is an exercise in refinement rather than being a radical overhaul. While the SUV’s general shape is familiarly regal, there are notable cues that make it instantly identifiable as the newer model.

The most obvious is at the rear, where the Range Rover sports hidden-until-lit taillights linked by a black trim that carries the model script and integrates the turn signals. The latter resides on the top half of the trademark split tailgate, while another identifier are the dual shark fin antennas on the roof.

In profile, you’ll notice the gently sloping roofline and new waistline, the latter giving the impression that the glass flows into the bodywork. This, along with the flush door handles and more simplistic door décor, help to improve aerodynamics – the design results in a drag coefficient of just 0.30.

As for the front, there are new Digital LED headlamps and an updated DRL signature, and these flank a reasonably sized grille with a thicker surround and new mesh insert. Meanwhile, the lower apron has a wide-width intake that integrates the LED fog lamp strips to match the cleaner look.

2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

This approach extends to the interior, which has a pared back design compared to the L405. For instance, the air vents are more inconspicuous by blending into the dashboard, as is the cowl over the 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display.

On the mention of displays, the dual screens of the previous model have been replaced with a sole 13.1-inch curved, floating glass touchscreen with haptic feedback. This is linked to the Pivi Pro infotainment system and is joined by a dedicated control panel for the climate system, with adjustments made being displayed on the former screen.

Elsewhere, the centre console houses the gear lever, engine start button, a media volume dial and the Terrain Response 2 controller for off-road modes. In SWB form, the Range Rover comes with a five-seat layout, with the rears offering up to 12 degrees of powered recline as well as heating and cooling functions.

JLRM has already confirmed the Range Rover will be offered with the P530 powertrain, which features a 4.4 litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine co-developed with BMW that delivers 530 PS (523 hp or 390 kW) and 750 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.

2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

Four-corner air suspension is standard for the chassis that uses a double-wishbone front and five-link rear setup. The L460 is also the first Range Rover to get rear-wheel steering – up to 7.3 degrees of rear-wheel steering angle at speeds below 50 km/h – which helps bring the turning circle down to 10.95 metres.

If you’re brave enough to take the Range Rover off-roading, the new model is more than up to the task by offering 295 mm of maximum ground clearance, an approach angle of 34.7 degrees, a departure angle of 29 degrees and a breakover angle of 27.7 degrees. Other vital statistics at their maximum is a wading depth of 900 mm, incline of 45 degrees, towing capacity of 3,500 kg and roof load rating of 100 kg.

In Malaysia, the SUV gets the HSE (High Specification Equipment) specification, with driver instrumentation being presented on a 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display, while the Pivi Pro infotainment system is linked to a 13.1-inch central touchscreen as well as a Meridian sound system with up to 1,600 watts of amplification.

Other features mentioned include 22-inch alloy wheels, semi-aniline leather seat upholstery, three-zone climate control, 30-colour ambient lighting, an electronically active rear locking differential, a head-up display as well as powered front seats with heating and ventilation functions.

2023 Range Rover now in Malaysia – fifth-gen L460 arrives in SWB form with 4.4L V8; from RM2.488 mil

Also on is Active Noise Cancellation that uses sensors monitor wheel vibration, tyre noise and engine noise entering the cabin and generating a cancelling signal played through the sound system. The active safety systems included are autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, driver attention monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, assisted parking and traffic sign recognition.

Of course, there are no shortage of personalisation options available to customers, including the Rear Seat Entertainment package and an entire catalogue of trim finishers, upholstery and exterior paint colours to pick out. Even the wheels can be upsized to 23 inches, which are the largest ever fitted to a Range Rover.

All this luxury (and accompanying off-road capabilities) will cost you RM1.268 million before any options, but keep in mind that this is the base duty-free figure. With duty paid, the price goes up to RM2.488 million without insurance. Each purchase is accompanied by the Land Rover Care programme, which consists of a five-year warranty, five years of free service and three years of roadside assistance.

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  • Mike Tee on Feb 13, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    SWB RR L460 or Mercedes S580e + AMG G63 for exactly the same money. Tough choice eh?

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  • Kambeng on Feb 13, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    I hope there’s been some miscommunication with the pricing, RM1.3mil for a p530 before options & duty is twice the European price tag…

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  • Sorry Naik Lorry on Feb 13, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Too overpriced. If give discount 10% I will consider.

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  • Riddle me this on Feb 13, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Let me see UK start at 100k paun, 520k convert , Malay start at 1.25m before tax, something doesn’t add up

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    • hello on Feb 14, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      move to uk, then dont need to convert.
      its made in uk, does it ring some bell about ckd?
      pretty sick of all these why is more expensive here compared to US/EU/UK whatever. Go ask LHDN.

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      • Replier on Feb 16, 2023 at 12:55 am

        It’s not about more expensive, it’s the pricing structure doesn’t follow the other Land Rovers and CBU cars.

        A Velar costs about half of this in every other market, but in this market it costs 1/4. That’s the inconsistency that is the problem.

        Pretty shocking how confident you sound for someone so uninformed and clueless about what he’s talking about.

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      • stasta on Feb 18, 2023 at 7:16 pm

        for same amount of money in Malaysia better buy rolls royce which comes with v12 engine instead of this outdated bmw v8. land rover in Malaysia really greedy and over priced

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      • Reply to Hello on Feb 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

        Yeah. Move to Uk? You’re pretty sick of all these eh his more expensive here? Did this guy not read what people commented? SMH and do the math first.

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  • anonymous on Feb 13, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    i know the rims are 22” but this design makes it looks smal. oh and it’s not the nicest looking.

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  • Made In China on Feb 13, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Unreliable brand.

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  • FudgeMeSideways on Feb 13, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Cheap…can buy one for maid.

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  • Dear JLRM,
    I would like be the luckiest person in the world to have a brand new L460 land rover range rover 4.4 hse for absolute free of charge. Thank you

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  • This car didn’t mean to sell here, it’s only meant to show off the selling price. It’s now become URus rival.

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  • Johnny on Mar 01, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    For that price it better be the most comfortable ride ever. Bring me to my destination safely. Take care of my grandchildren when I’m gone. Cook for my family.

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