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2018 Range Rover gains more powerful V8, plug-in hybrid model

2018 Range Rover gains more powerful V8, plug-in hybrid model image

Jose Altoveros / Land Rover | October 11, 2017 11:23

Land Rover Range Rover P400e debuts, comes with updated styling

Earlier this month, Land Rover introduced their first ever plug-in hybrid vehicle in the form of the Range Rover Sport P400e. Together with its introduction, it also marked the debut of an updated model range, with improved exterior styling and more power for the SVR variant. Now, Land Rover has revealed the updated Range Rover along with a P400e plug-in hybrid model.

Land Rover debuts 2018 Range Rover, comes in plug-in hybrid form

Much like the Sport, the Range Rover P400e will also use a 2.0-liter Ingenium turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine which produces 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a ZF automatic 8-speed transmission, which also houses the electric motor along side the on-board charger.

Meanwhile the electric motor is rated at 116 PS, which combined with the gasoline engine pushes out 404 PS and 640 Nm of torque. Land Rover says, the power figure is enough to send their flagship model from 0-97 km/h in 6.4 seconds, with a restricted top speed of 220 km/h. On electric power alone, the 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery allows the Range Rover P400e to travel 50 km.

Moving to the cosmetic changes, Land Rover has been subtle with the design tweaks on the updated Range Rover. In fact from afar, one can easily mistake the it for the outgoing model. This is due to Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern saying that customers didnt want the Range Rover to change, but instead 'make it better'.

Land Rover debuts 2018 Range Rover, comes in plug-in hybrid form

Starting with the front fascia, Land Rover fitted a revised grill with new various mesh inserts as options. Though it appears to look the same, the Range Rover's front bumper has also been tweaked, which no sports widened vent blades. Coupled with the front bumper are refreshed lower side accents and vent graphics which can be had in two different style. Completing the restyled front fascia are new LED headlights.

At the rear, the bumper has been retweaked to sport two integrated round exhaust pipes. Completing the exterior makeover are six new wheel choices and new color options. There are also accent packages available to change the color of various exterior trim. 

Power for the SV Autobiography Dynamic models has also been improved. The supercharged V8 now produces 565 PS up from 557 PS.

Land Rover debuts 2018 Range Rover, comes in plug-in hybrid form

Step inside and a new 12-inch display greets the driver, which provides instrumentation and also displays various vehicle information. To keep passengers entertained, Land Rover has also installed their new InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which uses two screen displays on the center console. Much like the exterior, there are also new trim and design options available for the interior.

The updated 2018 Range Rover will be available in dealerships around the world by the end of the year. Those interested in the P400e will have to wait longer as Land Rover has yet to announce when it will be available. They have however, announced the P400e as 2019 model.