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2018 Range Rover spotted testing in Mumbai

April 23, 2018, 05:02 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
2018 Range Rover spotted testing in Mumbai

- Range Rover camouflage mule was spotted testing in Mumbai, hinting at an imminent launch.

- This is the mid-cycle facelift of the fourth generation Range Rover which was introduced globally at 2017 Los Angeles Motor Show.

- The test mule spotted was the Vogue trim in the LWB guise.

CarWale reader Devashish Kadam spotted a test mule of the 2018 Range Rover in Matunga, Mumbai. The test mule was the Range Rover Vogue LWB trim. The British marque has been testing the refreshed Rangie in the country for a month now. This means that Land Rover will launch the Range Rover facelift in India soon.

This mid-cycle update to the Range Rover was revealed last year at the Los Angeles Motor Show. It gets some visual and technological tweaks, but, the most prominent update is in the form of a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. We have driven the PHEV variant and you can read all about it over here. 

The primary design change comes in the form of a new radiator grille and new all-LED headlamps. The front bumper now integrates wider air-vents compared to the older car. The lightning signature is now akin to the Range Rover Sport. The trademark side gills of the Range Rover also has two alternative design schemes. At the rear, the LED tail lights also get a revised lighting signature and the bumpers have integrated exhaust tips. 

On the inside, the seats comes with 24-way adjustability, reclining and massage functions. The instrument cluster is a 12-inch digital display. 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.

When launched in India, the updated Range Rover will carry forward the current powertrain. But, the P400e PHEV might also be available. It is powered by a 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol unit combined with a 114bhp electric motor.  The total output of 398bhp is sent to the permanent four-wheel-drive system.

The new 2018 Range Rover will arrive in India as a CBU. We expect the Range Rover to cost around Rs 20-25 lakhs more than the current car considering the additional features and upgrades. The direct competitor will be the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne or the Lamborghini Urus.

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