Land Rover has updated its flagship Range Rover for the 2018 model year, while a PHEV variant will join later as a 2019 model.
The SUV gets pixel LED headlamps we saw in the updated Range Rover Sport, new grille, new front bumper with widened vent blades, and a longer clamshell hood.
Interiors get dual touchscreen, a total of 17 connection points, Audi’s virtual cockpit-like digital instrument cluster, Meridian audio system and a host of technology and comfort features. Watch the official video below to know more.
The engine range starts from 340 hp 3.0 supercharged V6 petrol in the entry-level SE to 557 hp 5.0 supercharged V8 in the top-spec SVAutobiography Dynamic. Transmission is an 8-speed ZF.
Land Rover said that the four-wheel drive capability of the new Range Rover is managed by a new transfer case design, which has a smart actuator rather than a separate motor and ECU. This results in a 1.5 kg reduction in weight.
All 2018 Range Rover models come with air suspension as standard. When cruising at a sustained speed of 65 mph, the suspension lowers the vehicle by 0.6-in (15 mm) to reduce drag. Access Height lowers the vehicle by up to 2.0-in (50 mm) to help passengers enter and exit the vehicle.
The plug-in hybrid variant comes with the exact same powertrain as the Range Rover Sport P400e PHEV. It combines a 296 hp 2.0 4-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with a 114 hp (85 kW) electric motor powered by a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total system output is 398 hp.
The 2018 Range Rover model range starts from $87,350 and goes all the way up to $177,200 for the SVAutobiography Dynamic.
Pricing for the PHEV variant will be announced at a later date.