The Range Rover gets some minor updates for 2018, because according to Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern Range Rover customers don’t want the flagship model to change, just get “better.”
There are some subtle tweeks to the exterior, such as a revised grille, new LED headlamps a new front bumper with widened vent blades. The rear bumper gets integrated exhaust tips and there’s a choice of six new alloy and two new colour options. Inside the cabin the rear has been completely redesigned and the front seats are wider and deeper. There have been tech updates such as a ‘gesture sunblind’ and 17 connection points for USB, HDMI, and 12-volt plug and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is available for up to eight devices to connect to.
The luxury SUV also features Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which uses two 10-inch touchscreen displays on the center console for driver and passengers to interact, allowing you to swipe information across from one screen to the next.
Just as with the new Range Rover Sport models, Land Rover has added a plug-in electric hybrid model to the line-up of Range Rovers. The new Range Rover P400e that is expected to debut next year as a 2019 model. It uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 222kW combined with an 85kW with a motor, turning all four wheels mated with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The combined power rating is 297 kW and 640Nm. The P400e can travel 50km on electric power alone.
Land Rover SA says the new Range Rover will be coming to South Africa, but it has yet to confirm pricing and launch dates.