Facelift gives 2018 Range Rover new Velar-inspired tuxedo, interior makeover

It also gets the dual-touchscreen from the Velar too

Land Rover has given the current Range Rover its first makeover since its launch in late 2013 to bring it more in line with its very latest offerings. The big Range gets a redesigned front fascia, new lights and other detail changes outside, while the biggest alterations can be spotted inside where it’s been made to mirror the look of the super posh looking Velar.

Just like the Velar, the 2018 Range Rover gets the Touch Pro infotainment which uses two separate touchscreens to give access to all functions. The top one is used for sat-nav, settings and media, while the lower screen caters almost exclusively to climate options.

Other big news with the updated Range is centered around the new plug-in hybrid powertrain, dubbed P400e, which uses a 300 hp 2.0-liter turbo engine and an electric motor for a combined power output of 404 hp and 640 Nm torque. Benchmark sprint times to sixty are in the 6.4-second range, and thanks to a not-that-small-for-a-PHEV 13.1 kWh battery pack, it manages a claimed 51 km on electricity alone. Another powertrain change has to do with the new SVAutobiography Dynamic trim that uses the supercharged V8 engine whose output has been incresed 15 hp to 565 hp.

Final new feature worth mentioning are the new seats which feature 24-way adjustment up front and have “wider and deeper foams,” and comfort is further increased by the addition of heated armrests. In the rear, seat backs can now be reclined an almost ridiculous 40 degrees - that’s like sitting in a laid back lounge chair. 

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