2019 Model Year

2018 Range Rover refresh – it’s like the S versions of the iPhone

I’m going with the slightly more boring version of the official PR here – the one released by Land Rover USA – no fancy LED options or the like but more realistic for US readers.

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NEW RANGE ROVER TO FEATURE SIGNIFICANT CABIN, TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN UPDATES IN 2018MY, FOLLOWED BY A PLUG-IN HYBRID MODEL JOINING THE LINEUP IN 2019MY
– Land Rover’s flagship SUV, the 2018 Range Rover, evolves with an updated exterior design featuring new LED headlights and a wealth of new comfort enhancing features
– 2018MY Range Rover offers its customers a sanctuary experience via a new interior with advanced technology and features, including the elegant Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, all-new 24-way adjustment and massage seating, Air Cabin Ionization and Gesture Sunblind operated by advanced gesture control
– New 557hp 2018MY Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic mixes sumptuous interior with supercharged V8 performance (0-60mph in 5.1 seconds5)
– 2019MY Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) combines electric and gasoline power for sustainable performance:
o Total power / torque output: 398hp (297kW) / 472-lb. ft.
o Electric-only range: 31 miles (51km)
– Customers can choose their Range Rover, starting at $87,3501, with either a supercharged V6 or V8 gasoline engine, a turbocharged V6 diesel engine, and beginning in 2019MY, a new plug-in gasoline-electric powertrain

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(MAHWAH, N.J.) – October 10, 2017 – More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven.
Today, technology drives the next major step for the Range Rover, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain providing sustainable luxury with new levels of efficiency and capability complementing its refinement and desirability.
Comfort-enhancing functions transform the travelling experience for the 2018MY Range Rover driver and passengers. The front seats feature an optional 24-way movement thanks to the new seat frames, with wider and deeper foams as well as heated arm rests. In the rear a completely redesigned cabin and seating layout create a tranquil sanctuary with no compromise to the rear load space.
If you’re working while being driven, up to 17 connection points including domestic plug sockets, USB, HDMI and 12-volt are all available; a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot7 for up to eight devices and convenient storage are all designed for the business traveler. The cabin is tailored for relaxation with luxurious seats offering up to 25 massage programs thanks to Hot Stone massage technology within the seat backs.
Wider, softer seats offer sumptuous comfort. Reclining by up to 40 degrees, they make the most of the additional 7.3-in (186mm) legroom (now 47.5-in/1,206mm in total) and can be deployed at the touch of button. The exemplary comfort extends to heated and cooled seats, plus heated arm, foot and calf rests. For additional convenience and personalization, all seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle.

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“Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover. ‘Don’t change it, just make it better,’ they tell us, so everything we’ve done has been about enhancing our flagship SUV,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. “After nearly 50 years the fourth generation Range Rover is the finest so far, ensuring the original luxury SUV remains the choice for discerning customers the world over.”

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The elegance of the interior has been elevated by the seamless integration of the most advanced infotainment system yet created by Jaguar Land Rover. InControl Touch Pro® Duo, combines two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens on the center console working in perfect harmony6. Information can be swiped from one screen to the other, making the layout highly intuitive and engaging to operate.

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The new Range Rover has been enhanced with further technologies for greater comfort and convenience:
 Gesture sunblind: opened and closed by an advanced gesture control system that senses an occupant’s hand movement. All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear view mirror, and forwards to close
 Activity key: customers can securely lock and unlock their vehicle without the need to carry a conventional key fob

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To experience tailored Range Rover luxury and performance in its most dynamic form, customers can now savor the enhanced Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic – the most powerful production Range Rover to date. The output from its supercharged V8 gasoline engine is up to 557hp delivering 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds)5. Striking design revisions include an exclusive Graphite Atlas mesh grille design with chrome inserts and a revised rear bumper with integrated metal tailpipe finishers.
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2018MY RANGE ROVER U.S. MODELS AND MSRP
SE 3.0L S/C V6 Gas – 340hp $87,350 HSE 3.0L S/C V6 Gas – 380hp $94,050

SE Td6 3.0L T/C V6 Diesel – 254hp $89,350
HSE Td6 3.0L T/C V6 Diesel – 254hp $96,050

Supercharged – 5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp $104,850
Supercharged LWB – 5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp $108,895

 

Autobiography – 5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp $141,995
Autobiography LWB – 5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp $148,295

SVAutobiography Dynamic 5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 557hp $177,200

 

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2019 Range Rover Sport PHEV Open Water Challenge

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The demanding point-to-point is the latest in a series of challenges completed by the Range Rover Sport, including a record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, a record crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and last year’s Downhill Alpine Ski Challenge.

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With two-time open-water swimming world champion Keri-anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley hitting the waves, the Range Rover Sport faced soft sand, tidal roads and waded through waves up to 850mm deep on its 14km (8.7-mile) inland drive from Bantham Beach to Burgh Island in South Devon, UK.

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The team of swimmers faced a challenging 1.5km (0.9-mile) course across the choppy coastline while the new Range Rover Sport P400e electric-petrol model encountered roads flooded by the incoming tide and used its EV mode to make near-silent progress through the tiny villages along its route.

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The performance SUV reached the beach just as the tide covered the sand that links Burgh Island to the mainland, leaving the Range Rover Sport to put its wading capabilities to the test and overtake the swimmers just before the finish line.

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The victorious Range Rover Sport is available for the first time with an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. It gives the P400e version an EV range of 51km, combined fuel consumption of 101mpg and CO2 emissions of 64g/km.

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The Range Rover Sport P400e is the first model to use Land Rover’s advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology, combining an 85kW (116PS) electric motor and a 2.0-litre Si4 300PS (221kW) Ingenium petrol engine to produce 404PS (297kW) and 640Nm of torque.

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Land Rover’s intelligent Terrain Response 2 system optimises all-terrain capability for maximum traction on any surface, automatically configuring the vehicle to suit the driving conditions. Allied to the electric motor on the new P400e model, this allows for even more precise management of torque that makes the Range Rover Sport such a capable performance SUV.

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2018 Range Rover Sport Refreshed – The Minutia

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The little details that aren’t always featured in the initial write-ups.

  • Speed lowering is back, similar to the second generation Range Rover (P38A), if cruising at 65MPH or above, the air suspension will lower by up to .6″ to reduce drag.  The speed lowering will give the 7.5 count drag benefit.
  • my2018-l494-passenger-alertClear Exit Detection will alert passengers of approaching traffic or other dangers before they open their doors
  • CD/DVD drive has become a NCO and moves to the new upper glove box, significantly reducing the space available.
  • Front center console refrigerator gains a new rapid cool function, initially going down to 23°F then up to 41°F and holding. 2018 Range Rover Sport Interiors (10)
  • USA still only gets the base non-laser 24 LED headlight option.  UK options include, 52 LED Matrix, 142 LED Pixel along with the 144 LED Pixel-Laser High Beam:my2018-l494-uk-led
  • Turn signals now have an animated sweep from inner to outer
  • The P400e PHEV model includes a new Comfort Mode for the suspension
  • Further they recommend running the gasoline engine when wading to prevent water entering the exhaust system
  • The PHEV also loses some trunk space with the addition of a small step.  It also does not get a spare tire.
  • Streaming music will be built into the vehicle from Deezer and Tunein.  There will be no smartphone needed, these apps will run natively on the vehicle.
  • The new gesture sunblind will open and close the sunblind with a swiped of your hand but in addition to this, the system can be set to automatically close the sunblind after everyone has left the vehicle and then reopen when the driver opens their door.
  • my2018-l494-nanoe-ionA new cabin air ionization system, Nanoe™, is central to the increased focus on passenger wellbeing. It improves the air quality within the cabin and can help reduce allergens, viruses, bacteria and odors. The system uses nano-sized charged water particles which decompose harmful substances and thus help to cleanse the air. It can be switched on or off via the Climate screen.

 

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Range Rover Sport has been refreshed for 2018

UK Press Release, because they’re usually more fun:

RANGE ROVER SPORT FIRST ZERO EMISSION PLUG-IN FROM LAND ROVER

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● Updates across the Range Rover Sport line-up are headlined with new PHEV, combining electric and petrol power for sustainable performance:

○ Total power / torque output: 404PS (297kW) / 640Nm

○ Combined NEDC fuel economy: 101mpg

○ Combined NEDC CO2 emissions: 64g/km

○ Electric-only range: 31 miles (51km)

○ Rapid charging time: 2 hours 45 minutes

● Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler

● Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder, V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines along with new plug-in hybrid electric model

● New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds

● Range Rover Sport’s exterior design enhanced to underline its dynamic character

● Available to order from Land Rover retailers now, priced from £61,315 (OTR). Customers should visitwww.landrover.com for more information

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Whitley, UK, 4 October 2017 – The new Range Rover Sport is transformed by technology, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain delivering efficiency, capability and performance like never before.

Today’s reveal follows the news that from 2020 all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be electrified and marks the next step on the Great British company’s electrification journey.

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In addition to efficient PHEV options, every Range Rover Sport has an enhanced design and new consumer technology. The flagship SVR now delivers 575PS, making it the fastest Range Rover to date. This is an SUV driven to another level of dynamic capability, with breadth of appeal and desirability like no other.

“When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design. The addition of design-enabled technologies, such as our new infotainment system and the LED headlights demonstrate our drive towards ever greater desirability for the customer.”

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

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The British-designed, engineered and built Range Rover Sport has sold more than 732,000 since it was introduced in 2004. Its unrivalled mix of refinement and exhilarating performance has starred on TV and in movies around the world.

The latest Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Badged P400e, the new model provides sustainable performance by combining a 300PS (221kW) 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 116PS (85kW) electric motor. The 404PS (297kW) total available power output[1] – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km/h in only 6.7 seconds) and a maximum speed of 137mph (220km/h). With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain mixes dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Land Rover capability, comfort and refinement.

Thanks to its electrified powertrain, Range Rover Sport P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and offers an all-electric range of up to 31 miles (51km) without the petrol engine running. For the first time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emission, near-silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability as well as entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.

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Drivers can select from two driving modes to best suit their needs:

1. Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions:

o SAVE function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level.

o Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function – entering a destination in the navigation system enables the feature, which utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy.

2. EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres, reaffirming Range Rover Sport’s outstanding breadth of capability.

"The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency. The introduction of our advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV.”

Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

The motor is powered by a 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Land Rover engineers delivered a set-up that maximises interior space and provides ideal weight distribution. The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor.

A full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.

With significant changes under the skin, the exterior has evolved to harmonise and modernise the design, making the Range Rover Sport look more dynamic without changing its character.

At the front, the striking new design is enabled by all-new LED headlights, sitting alongside a redesigned grille. This is complemented by a new bumper with a more aggressive profile. The new PHEV derivative also includes access to the 7kW on-board charger hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.

Inside the cabin the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, called ‘Blade’ by its developers, is the most advanced ever created by Jaguar Land Rover and is truly state-of-the-art. Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin, blending a futuristic, elegant feel with an intuitive, engaging interface and unrivalled functionality.

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In-car connectivity is enhanced with up to 14 power points, including a domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices topped up. The introduction of the Jaguar Land Rover Activity Key also brings new levels of convenience to the Range Rover Sport, allowing customers to lock and unlock their vehicle without the need to carry a key fob – ideal for outdoor pursuits.

The new Range Rover Sport has been enhanced with further technologies for greater comfort and convenience:

● Gesture sunblind: opened and closed by an advanced gesture control system that senses an occupant’s hand movement. All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear view mirror, and forwards to close

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● Advanced Tow Assist: takes care of the difficult counter-steering required to position trailers accurately when reversing. The driver can simply guide the trailer into the desired space using the rotary controller for the Terrain Response 2 system

● Pixel-laser LED headlights: advanced technology provides greater luminance and intelligently blanks sections of LEDs to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers

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Those looking for the ultimate performance SUV will relish the potent new SVR derivative, which takes the Range Rover Sport into new territory. Power is up to 575PS, delivering the 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds), while bold design revisions and the increased use of carbon fibre construction make the new SVR more dramatic, faster and more agile than before.

Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the new Range Rover Sport will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility and is available to order now with first deliveries from the end of 2017 (market dependent).

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