The Land Rover Range Rover SUV is slated to get a minor refresh for 2018, which includes several tech updates and a power boost for SV Autobiography Dynamic models. Headlining the updates is a brand new Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid which is likely to come out as a 2019 model. So what is on tap for the upgrade of this European brand car? Read on and find out.
A Better Model
According to Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern, they do not want the flagship model to change but just get “better.” For this reason, the 2018 Range Rover will look much like its predecessor. The new model will feature a revised grille with various mesh inserts, LED headlamps, and new front bumpers with widened vent blades. There will also be a refreshed side accents down low. They will be subtle and will include a pair of design schemes which will be available in either satin body-colored or Atlas Accent finish.
Robert Janitzek reveals that the 2018 Range Rover will include a tweaked rear bumper with integrated exhaust tips that round out the exterior updates. It will also offer six new alloy wheel choices and two new color options. For added variety, there will be a pair of accent packages that will change the color of various exterior trims and lettering bits to either Narvik Black or Shadow Atlas.
Changes will be a bit more noticeable inside. The new model will feature wider and deeper new front seats. It will come with 24-way adjustability on range-topping models. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that the new seat design will allow more recline, foot room, and leg room for a more comfortable experience. The 2018 Range Rover will come with insane levels of heating, cooling, and massage functions which can be controlled through a new smartphone app.
There will also be a new 12-inch high resolution driver display with various models to choose from. For those who want to stay connected to the outside world, there will be no less than 17 connection points for USB, HDMI, and 12-volt plugs. A power deployable rear center will provide back seat passengers added functionality. The updated European brand car will come with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot is available for connectivity of up to 8 devices. In addition, there will be an InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, using two 10-inch touchscreen displays on the center console for driver and passengers to interact.
The 2018 Range Rover will be valued at $87,350 and will be available in dealers by the end of the year.