The Range Rover has received a mid-life update for 2018. It gets some visual and technological tweaks, but, the most prominent update is in the form of a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. The big daddy of the Land Rover family now becomes the second car with an electrified powertrain. Let’s have a detailed look at the new and updated Range Rover through a detailed picture gallery.
The update adds a redesigned radiator grille and new all-LED headlamps to the imposing fascia of the Range Rover. The front bumper now integrates wider air-vents compared to the older car.
The LED headlights have four lighting options – premium, matrix, pixel, and pixel-laser. The lightning signature is now akin to the Range Rover Sport which also received an update a few weeks ago.
On the sides, the trademark side gills of the Range Rover get two alternative design schemes – Satin body-coloured and Atlas accent finish. Customers can now choose from six new alloy wheel designs.
The LED tail lights also get a revised lighting signature. The revised bumpers now have integrated exhaust tips. Two design packages, Black Pack and Shadow Pack, further lend a personalised touch to the SUV.
There are noticeable changes on the inside. The seats are now wider and reclining with 24-way adjustability and massage functions for that sumptuous luxury. The instrument cluster is a 12-inch display with all the information a driver could ever need.
The SUV gets 17 connection points for USB, HDMI, and 12-volt plugs inside the cabin along with 4G Wi-Fi connectivity. The cabin also gets Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen.
The updated Range Rover carries forward the current powertrain without any changes. However, the range-topping SV Autobiography Dynamic now gets a supercharged V8 engine with 557bhp (15bhp increase).
But, the newest powertrain, the P400e PHEV, combines a 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol unit with an 114bhp electric motor. The total output is 398bhp, available only in the permanent four-wheel-drive system.
The PHEV Land Rover can accelerate to 100kmph in 6.8 seconds up to a top speed of 220kmph. The P400e, which is offered in both standard and long-wheelbase styles, replaces the SDV6 Hybrid Diesel powertrain.
The P400e comes with two driving modes – a default Parallel Hybrid and EV. The 13.1kWh battery pack eats up some of the boot space. The PHEV also features a Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function.
A full charge can take as little as two hours and forty five minutes via a special home wall box. A standard charge, however, takes over seven hours. The charging point is situated behind the Land Rover badge on the right side of the front grille.
The new 2018 Range Rover will arrive in India as a CBU. We can expect Land Rover to showcase the all-new Rangie at the Auto Expo in February 2018.