The new Land Rover Range Rover facelift might hit the Indian shores early next year.
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. The new Range Rover 2018 facelift will see a series of changes including revised styling, a new interface and consumer technologies. Though, the powertrains 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.
While India launch of the new Range Rover facelift will happen early next year, the SUV has been completely revealed in a new official video. The video not only shows exterior and interior design elements, but explains its high-tech features as well. 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
In International markets, the new Range Rover facelift will see a release by early next year. India launch of the SUV is also likely to happen in the first half of 2018. Though, no official word has been made on the same. 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 1.60 crore|
|Maximum||Rs 3.50 crore|
Packed with a more powerful petrol engine and a range of new high-tech features, the 2018 Range Rover will see a minor price hike. While the current model is priced between Rs 1.59 crore – Rs 3.44 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), the updated model might come in the range of Rs 1.60 crore – Rs 3.50 crore (ex-showroom). Video – Range Rover Velar Gets 5-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Crash Test
Engine setup for the 2018 Range Rover will remain unchanged. The SUV will continue to come with four powertrain options – 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 engine makes 255bhp with 600Nm and the 4.4-litre diesel motor develops 336bhp with 740Nm. The SUV will also continue to use the 3.0-litre petrol mill churning out a peak 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 develops 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 deliver 557bhp from 550bhp of the current model. The Range Rover plug-in-hybrid version, which is scheduled to launch in 2019, will feature a 2.0-litre Ingenium turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor making 295.8bhp with 400Nm and 114.4bhp with 275Nm respectively. 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 daytime running lights at the front fascia.
The lower side accents and vent graphics have also been revised. The updated rear bumper integrates the exhaust tailpipes. Land Rover will offer six new alloy wheel designs alongside two new metallic paint colours – Byron Blue and Rossello Red. 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, 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.