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

Range Rover gets facelift with new plug-in hybrid variant

Range Rover gets facelift with new plug-in hybrid variant

The leak comes a week after new Range Rover Sport was revealed, which features a new 101mpg plug-in hybrid powertrain. The rear bumper also appears to be from a higher-specification petrol variant, as shown by the cutaways for two tailpipes, but the auto is running with a diesel engine. The rest of the updated Range Rover lineup is now available for order. 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.

With permanent four-wheel drive (as you would expect), Land Rover is promising a respectable 6.4 second sprint to 100km/h and a top speed of 220km/h.

That means the arrival of the same multi-screens we first saw in the Velar and which are now on the new Range Rover Sport, as well as, we assume. updated technology.

Land Rover has remained typically quiet about its Discovery Sport updates, but the car's production life cycle suggests it'll launch next year. 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.

Drivers are treated to a new 12-inch "Interactive Driver Display" with several menu options, including dual dial, single dial and extended mode views.

Range Rover gets facelift with new plug-in hybrid variant
2018 Range Rover facelift brings plug-in power, twin touchscreens

Higher-end tech like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree parking cameras, rear cross traffic alert and automatic parking assistant are optionally available as part of various extra-cost packages in Europe - Australian specifications and options are still to be announced. Chief among which is the hybrid, badged the P400e, which fuses together a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol producing 221kW and an 85kW electric motor.

Two driving modes - "Parallel Hybrid" (default) and "EV" - will allow P400e drivers to switch between petrol/electric or pure electric drive. It's essentially a smaller version of the 2.0-litre petrol-based drivetrain that will be used in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEVs, which are due later this year.

In terms of green vehicle capabilities, the P400e uses as little as 2.8L/100km, while claiming an all-electric range of up to 51 kilometres from its 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Customers can use the InControl smartphone app to monitor charging status, along with receiving alerts if there has been an error or if the cable has been disconnected from the vehicle.

There are four trim levels to choose from, dubbed Vogue, Vogue SE, Autobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic. In fact from afar, one can easily mistake the it for the outgoing model. The supercharged V8 now produces 565 PS up from 557 PS.

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