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2018 Range Rover line up confirmed for Australia

By Chris Thompson, 13 Oct 2017 News

2018 Range Rover

Diesel, V6, and V8 models now joined by a plug-in hybrid Rang Rover

Alongside the updated 2018 Range Rover line up for Australia, a new addition will arrive in the form of the 297kW/640Nm Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid.

With a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 85kW electric motor, the P400e has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds.

Jaguar Land Rover Australia boss Matthew Wiesner says the plug-in hybrid will still feel like a traditional Range Rover to those who are familiar with the previous models.

2018-Range-Rover Hybrid“The new 2018 Range Rover takes our luxury SUV to new heights, delivering enhanced refinement, luxury and all-terrain capability,” Wiesner says.

“The new PHEV powertrain isn’t simply a no-compromise solution – it builds on the traditions of our flagship SUV and delivers heightened refinement and comfort with impressive performance and efficiency.”

But for those looking for something with a bit more go, the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic now has 416kW to offer, with a claimed 0-100km/h dash of 5.4 seconds.

2018-Range-Rover-SVAutobiography-Dynamic.jpgJaguar Land Rover says this makes it the most powerful production Range Rover to date.

As an SUV, one of the more important aspects of the Range Rover is comfort and luxury, which the updated models seem to have in large supply.

New 24-way adjustable seats now have softer foam and are wider, plus score heated armrests on top of the regular heating. They’re also programmed with 25 massage settings.

2018-Range-Rover-INTERIOR.jpgThere are also 17 USB, HDMI and 12-volt plugs altogether, with 4G Wi-Fi for eight devices. All functions for the seats can be controlled from a mobile app, too. Though we’re not sure when that’ll come in handy.

The updated Range Rover is available to order now, with prices starting from $190,000 plus on-roads.