– 2018 Land Rover Range Rover facelift will go on sale in India in coming months.
– The SUV will come with revised styling, a new interface and consumer technologies.
– Engine setup of the car will remain unchanged.
– The new 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine will be tuned for generating 513bhp.
In India, the 2018 Range Rover facelift will continue to take on the Bentley Bentayga.
Land Rover’s highly-popular flagship model, Range Rover has reached at midpoint of its product cycle, and is ready to receive an update. While the India launch of the SUV will happen in coming months, the company has begun testing the vehicle in the country. First previewed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Range Rover 2018 facelift will see a series of changes including revised styling, a new interface and consumer technologies.
The powertrains, however, will be carried over from the current model – 254.4bhp, 3.0-litre TDV6 and the powerful 334.3bhp, 4.4-litre SDV8 engine. These motors will sit alongside the new-generation 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged and a 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged petrol engines. The former has been tweaked for improving power output from 503bhp to 513bhp. Globally, the British SUV maker will also introduce a plug-in-hybrid (P400e) model of the SUV in 2019. The Range Rover plug-in-hybrid is claimed to deliver high-level refinement combined with great off-road capabilities. Read About – Land Rover’s Most Advanced Range Rover SUV – Velar
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India recently announced its plan for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The plan outlines the launches of ten new products and the new Range Rover facelift is one of them. India launch of the SUV is also likely to happen in coming months. Though, no official word has been made on the same. As mentioned above, the Range Rover plug-in-hybrid model will also make its way to global markets in 2019. Read: Land Rover Discovery – All You Need To Know
|Minimum||Rs 1.70 crore|
|Maximum||Rs 3.65 crore|
Packed with a more powerful petrol engine and range of new high-tech features along with improved styling, the 2018 Range Rover will witness a minor price jump. While the current model is priced between Rs 1.66 crore – Rs 3.61 crore (ex-showroom, India), the updated model is likely to fall in range of Rs 1.70 crore – Rs 3.65 crore (ex-showroom). It will continue to take on the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q7. Video – Range Rover Velar Gets 5-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Crash Test
Under the hood, the 2018 Range Rover will receive no change. Engine setup of the SUV will include the same four powertrains – a 3.0L diesel, a 4.4L diesel, a 3.0L petrol and a 5.0L petrol. On the existing model, the 3.0-litre V-Type diesel motor delivers a peak power of 255bhp with 600Nm and the 4.4-litre diesel unit that generates a maximum power of 336bhp against 740Nm of torque. The SUV will also continue to use the 3.0-litre petrol engine producing a maximum power of 336bhp and 450Nm of torque.
On the other hand, the 5.5-litre petrol unit will be tuned for achieving high power output. While the existing motor generates power worth 503bhp against 625Nm, the updated unit will be capable to offer 513bhp. Interestingly, the Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 engine will also be calibrated to churn out a maximum power output of 557bhp from 550bhp of the current model. Pictures & Details – Land Rover Discovery SVX Off-roader
Taking inspiration from Land Rover’s most advanced SUV – Velar, the 2018 Range Rover will feature a new grille with gloss black surround and Atlas mesh, sportier bumper with widened vent blades and new LED headlamps with squarer design for the LED DRLs (daytime running lights) at the front fascia. The refreshed version will also get a new pair of twin five-spoke alloy wheels.
Similar to the global model, the India-spec version will come with six new alloy wheel designs alongside two new metallic paint colours – Byron Blue and Rossello Red. The lower side accents and vent graphics have also been revised. The updated rear bumper integrates the exhaust tailpipes. Read: Range Rover Evoque – Price & Details
Interior of the 2018 Range Rover offers a range of comfort-enhancing features. The front seats now come with 24-way movement feature, thanks to new seat frames with wider and deeper foams and heated arm rests. With Hot Stone massage technology within the seat backs, the SUV’s seats offer 25 massage programmes. The new air ionisation system – Nanoe – refines cabin’s air quality. For 2018 model year, the SUV also gets two HD 10-inch touchscreens with Touch Pro Duo. It’s the most advanced infotainment system developed by Jaguar Land Rover.
Other key features include an all-new 12-inch high-resolution Interactive Driver Display with single dial, dual dail and extended mode views, 4G WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices, new-generation Head-Up Display system, 10-inch rear seat entertainment display with touchscreens, remote intelligent seat fold technology, eight 4G Wi-Fi connections, etc.
Safety features such as rear camera, emergency braking, lane departure warning, cruise control, front and rear park distance control and speed limiter are standard across the 2018 Range Rover carline. The SUV will also be available with Drive Pack, Drive Pro Pack and Park Pack.
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