Whether driving or being driven, the new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury travel. The Range Rover continues to be a peerless luxury SUV thanks to continuous evolutions that have highlighted its existence ever since it was conceived five decades ago.
More than ever, technology drives the new Range Rover. To begin with, the new model marks a major step in terms of efficiency thanks to the plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. In addition to better efficiency, the new Range Rover also sets the benchmark in terms of desirability and refinement.
Besides the improved performance specs, the design of the new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover grows its boundaries.
The exterior design cues have evolved, whereas the cabin now offers new consumer technologies and heightened comfort. It goes without saying that comfort-enhancing functions will arguably transform the driver- and passenger driving experience.
For example, the front seats have up to 24-way adjustability. The arms have heating functions, and the seats not only have deeper foams but are also wider than before. Furthermore, the seating layout in the rear has completely been redesigned. No compromises have been made to the rear load space even while passengers have the options to configure it to create a tranquil sanctuary for themselves.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Interior Redesigns & Facelifts
Thanks to the seamless integration of the most advanced infotainment system yet created by Jaguar Land Rover, the interior has been elevated to new levels of elegance. At the center of the dashboard are two high definition ten-inch touchscreens code-named ‘Blade’. In order to make the layout engaging and as intuitive as possible, the dual touchscreens feature unrivaled functionalities. For instance, users are able to swipe information from one screen to the other.
Next in the raft of changes offered by the new 2018 Range Rover is maxed out interior space. Unlike before, there’s better head, shoulder, hip, and legroom. And to make ingress and egress as effortless as possible, the front passenger seats are now asymmetrically wider on the outside.
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The richly luxurious designs feature leathers, lines, and layers of deep cushioning that work harmoniously to create a lounge-like environment. For world-class comfort, high quality leathers have been specially selected.
For convenience, seats’ controls have been relocated to the new door panels. Also, rear seat passengers have control of the front seats from the rear switchback. Instrumentation too has been configured to offer higher convenience levels. An all-new twelve-inch high-resolution Interactive Driver Display with three modes is available. The modes are – single dial, dual dial, and extended mode. In addition to these, media, navigation, and phone settings can also be managed using the new innovative new cluster.
Besides convenience, the new Range Rover design also tags along improved connectivity functions. For example, there’s a voice recognition system. According to the automaker, it is tailored to ensure instant feedback besides being able to deal with more conversational interaction in Chinese Mandarin, and English (US and UK).
Peerless design has been one constant in almost five decades of Range Rover’s history. The exterior design represents a sophisticated evolution of the SUV’s effortless elegance. For 2018, the redesign changes effected by the design team over at Land Rover give it an even more prestigious appearance and presence.
To start off the exterior redesign changes are two design packs. The first one is called Black Exterior Pack. It changes key components to Narvik Black, including the tailgate finisher, accent graphic and side vent graphic, door mirror caps, front two eye cover, grille mesh and inner surround, and bonnet and tailgate lettering. Next is the Shadow Exterior Pack. Features similar set of facelifts except the tow eye cover and door mirror caps but makes use of Shadow Atlas as its accent color.
To provide superior illumination, the new 2018 Range Rover’s design team introduced a new LED headlight technology. The LED options on offer include Premium, Matrix, Pixel, and Pixel-Laser. They’re sharper and thinner than before. Furthermore, Land Rover says they’ve been designed not only to make night driving as less tiring as possible by providing light bright as daylight but are also designed to last a lifetime.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Specs for Engine
Beneath the hood, the new Range Rover sees some power improvements. To better illustrate this, the supercharged V8 engine gets improved power. Land Rover says users should now expect 550- and 557 horsepower depending on the model.
But that’s not even the news, the Range Rover P400e PHEV is the news. This notoriously efficient model provides sustainable performance through the linking of a 2L four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor. The result is an output rated at 404 horsepower and 640Nm of torque.
The automaker says the Range Rover 0-60 mph should be delivered in 6.4 seconds. Maximum speed is 137 mph.
For the first time, customers opting for the Range Rover P400e PHEV can experience zero-emission driving. Range for all-electric driving is 31 miles. Besides, the P400e offers uncompromised off-road capability and whisper-quiet refinement.
Two driving modes are offered to drivers of the new PHEV model. The default driving mode is the Parallel Hybrid mode. This combines electric and petrol drive to optimize fuel economy. The other is the EV mode. This one only limits the vehicle to using the energy stored in the battery.
During rapid charging using the 13.1kWh high voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be had within 2hrs 45 min using the dedicated 32 amp wall box. Likewise, the 10 amp home charging cable can fully charge the battery in 7 hours 30 min.
Price & Release date - 2018 Land Rover Range Rover
On-sale dates are yet to be announced. However, they should reflect those of the Range Rover Sport, which should be expected to go for sale sometime in early 2018, with the electric model following in the summer. Pricing is confirmed and is as follows: Range Rover Sport SE - $87,350 (V6), HSE (V6) - $94,050, SE Td6 (Diesel) - $89,350, Supercharged - $104,850, HSE Td6 (Diesel) - $96,050, Supercharged LWB (V8) - $108,895, Autobiography (V8) - $141,995, Autobiography LWB (V8) - $141,995, SVAutobiography Dynamic -$177,200, and SV Autobiography LWB - $207,900.
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