Land Rover has shown facelifted versions of its Range Rover for 2018 during the Los Angeles motor show that gets some upmarket equipment from its new Velar sibling and a substantial price increase across the board.
The British brand will offer the restyled, upgraded 2018 models in five variants – Vogue, Vogue SE, Autobiography, SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic – all underpinned by an all-wheel drivetrain and an automatic transmission.
The 2018 Range Rover, which goes on sale progressively from April next year, will open with the Vogue 190kW TDV6 diesel at $190,000 before on-road costs, up $6700 on its predecessor.
Vogue specification levels are also available with a 250kW SDV8 diesel engine for $211,000 and a 280kW supercharged V6 for $200,200, both rising $6989.
The company will also add a plug-in hybrid model next year, with the $210,000 Vogue Si4 PHEV comprising a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and an 85kW electric motor for fuel use as low as 2.8 litres per 100km.
The hybrid will also sport an electric-only driving range of 51km and will accelerate from 0-100km/h in only 6.8 seconds.
SDV8 engines are the sole powertrains available on Vogue SE grades, with pricing creeping up $3389 to $229,600.
Moving up to the Autobiography, SDV8 engines are available in short- and long-wheelbase form for $256,000 (+$11,889) and $266,000 (+$10,189) respectively.
Autobiography-level Range Rovers can also be had with a 386kW supercharged V8 petrol engine costing $268,900 (+$11,889) in short-wheelbase form and $279,100 (+$10,189) with extended axles.
SVAutobiography variants are available exclusively with a long-wheelbase, with the SDV8 priced at $372,400 and the force-fed V8 costing $398,900 – a substantial lift in price of $24,789 and $25,289 respectively.
The supercharged petrol V8 is the sole engine powering the SVAutobiography Dynamic, which receives the biggest increase in price of $25,689 to $341,400.
Although exact Australian specification is yet to be revealed, the 2018 Range Rover line-up will include the brand’s new 10.0-inch 'Touch Pro Duo' multimedia system lifted from the Velar, new design armchairs with a comfort bias and 24-way adjustment, heated steering wheel, 12-inch TFT driver’s display, 17 charging points and a WiFi hotspot that can cater for up to eight devices.
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