2018 Range Rover Facelift Unveiled With New Plug-in Hybrid Variant

Following a leak earlier today, Land Rover has unveiled the 2018 Range Rover.

Looking instantly recognizable, the updated model has a new front fascia with a revised grille. The luxury off-roader has also been equipped with Pixel-laser LED headlights and new taillights.

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as designers added a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system that features two 10-inch touchscreen displays. The company didn’t stop there as they installed new 24-way power front seats, revised switchgear, and updated door panels.

The rear seats are also new as they can recline by up to 40 degrees and be set to one of 25 different massage programs. Other highlights include a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and several new charging ports.

Under the hood, there’s a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This setup enables the model to produce a combined maximum output of 404 PS (297 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. In terms of performance, the Range Rover PHEV can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds, hit a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h), and travel up to 31 miles (51 km) on electricity alone.

Customers looking for something more powerful can check out the upgraded SVAutobiography Dynamic which has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 565 PS (415 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, the model runs from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds

The 2018 Range Rover is currently available to order and U.K. deliveries are slated to occur late this year.

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  • Erzhik

    This thing is outdated, even as a facelift. Why do Range Rovers have such a long life span on models?

    • Mynameis Taylor

      you think it’s outdated? I think it’s timeless. When you have a good design, no need to fiddled with it so much

      • no25

        Agreed. The last gen is still a head turner in my opinion

        • donald seymour

          So true.

    • matrem

      It’s been out for like 4 years. Get a grip.

    • Matt

      That’s like saying the Jeep Wrangler looks outdated.

    • SteersUright

      Agreed. Looks old and tired. Once timeless design has been replaced with cheap, techno-forward looking, plasticky & gimmicky shape that, as expected, ages quickly. Not a fan of modern Land Rover design, outside of perhaps the Velar, but I have yet to see it in person. The others, like the Evoque, are downright cheap and awful looking.

      • exeptor

        Velar is one of the few cars which looks worse (in my eyes) in person than in the pictures.

    • Chris C

      Residual values. I worked at Land Rover 17 years ago working on leading edge Range Rover technology and this 2018 model is way ahead of that – not sure what else they can do! You also need to consider how they build it these days.

  • Nordschleife

    This blue just screams. I am better than you. LOL

    • donald seymour

      OH my Gosh, yes! It’s screams you pleasant!

  • THE FRONT END IS RATHER DRAB.

    • SteersUright

      Could not agree more.

  • donald seymour

    Is this a beautiful car? YES! BUT I am truly afraid of it’s reliability. This reminds me of a beautiful woman that is hollow.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It looks even more stunning with the modest changes!

  • mikelike

    pure and simple , ” Class ” !

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    velar’s design is crept in

  • Puddingpopper

    Its nice… but after the Velar it still looks dated

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Unlike others, I wouldn’t say it looks “dated” as much as it simply looks…settled. It’s been slightly updated to be a good big brother to the Velar. If the Sport hasn’t been updated yet, I imagine that may soon change as well. Though, I do hope the quality standards will increase some day -_-

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