Land Rover has introduced the facelifted 2018 Range Rover. The awesome SUV hosts a range of small changes, which will make it better in every way. Still, the biggest news is an all-new powertrain beneath the hood. This so-called P400e model will use an amazing plug-in hybrid system, though it’s going to be added to the U.S. model with the 2019 model year.
All-new plug-in hybrid and more power for the SVAutobiography Dynamic
In any case, the 2018-2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV will use a perfect combination of a 2.0-liter Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder and an electric motor. The system will deliver 398 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of twist. By using a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, the 85-kW motor will enable an electric-only range of exactly 31 miles, which is not bad at all. The battery is stored under the trunk floor.
As for the regular non-electric models, the 2018 Range Rover offers familiar options. The oil-burner model will get motivation from a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel with 254 hp. The standard gasoline unit will use a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 capable of producing 340 horsepower. The topper will use a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out a whopping output of 518 horsepower.
In contrast to the aforementioned units, which are basically carried over, the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic will host a few additional ponies in the future. According to the carmaker, the flagship will get a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with 557 horsepower. These 7 ponies of extra power will speed-up the SUV’s 0-60 sprint to 5.1 seconds.
It’s important to say that the every 2018 Range Rover features standard air suspension. Plus, there is a new transfer case design with a smart actuator. Aside it reduces weight for 3.3 pounds the system is controlled by a multi-plate clutch, providing a 50:50 torque split together with a gear center differential.
It’s the best office we ever saw before
Most of the styling changes are insipid by the new Velar. The SUV lost its analog instrument cluster. Instead, there is a 12.0-inch digital unit. In addition, there are two 10-inch touchscreen displays, so in case you like physical buttons, we suggest you stick to the steering wheel because this is the only place where you can find them. We won’t say anything regarding the rear seats, but tell us have you ever seen any better office? No way. This one supports everything with its 17 to 18 connection points, including USB, HDMI, a home power socket, and a 12-volt socket. Plus, the new 4G Wi-Fi hotspot connects up to eight devices. The Truly amazing office we say.
Though, it’s an attack on massage salons as well, because it hosts reclining seats with 25 massage programs.
Of course, the front-seat passengers will get the same massage treatment, plus 24-way adjustable seat with heaters. Not to mention a gesture-control for sunblind or Active Key feature. As for the sunblind, it operates easily with a forward and rearward hand gestures.
Outside changes are really minimal
Exterior changes are mostly positioned in the front. There is a restyled grille with new patterns and a smoother bumper. There are new LED headlights along with squarer daytime running lamps.
Land Rover released pricing information already. Of course, there is no cost for the 2019 Range Rover P400e PHEV because it’s coming later. See prices below and choose your favorite.
SE (V6): $87,350
HSE (V6): $94,050
SE Td6 (diesel): $89,350
HSE Td6 (diesel): $96,050
Supercharged (V8): $104,850
Supercharged LWB (V8): $108,895
Autobiography (V8): $141,995
Autobiography LWB (V8): $148,295
SVAutobiography Dynamic (557-hp V8): $177,200
SV Autobiography LWB (557-hp V8): $207,900