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Apple CarPlay & Android Auto appear on 2018 Range Rover build sheets – Where there’s smoke there’s ICE – Get it?

After seeing the options appear on the international Land Rover site last month, we now see it mentioned in the latest build sheets customers are getting for their 2018 Range Rover

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While they’re still not available for ordering, they might just really be on the way this time.

2018 Range Rover loses that fly away vent trim at back of hood (bonnet), gains new contour lines

Gerry McGovern mentioned this in his reveal talk, the vent trim at the back of the hood is gone.  It had been known(first hand) to fly off some Range Rovers at speed and disappear in car washes.

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2018 Range Rover Order Guide gives away unannounced SVAutobiography LWB details & options

Continuing to study the 2018 Range Rover US order guide, I noticed the "Subject of future announcement", as shown here:

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A mistaken drag of my mouse showed that the text was all there, just hidden behind some white boxes.  This also happened in other spots throughout the document.  While the info below the white box hasn’t been officially announced and might be completely wrong, it’s still interesting.  They definitely could have removed the data instead of covering it.  I did a better job removing some data from the original.

Here you go:

2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB, MSRP: $207,900:
Powertrain/Dynamics:
557hp 5.0L AJ133 V8 Supercharged Gas Engine, Unique Suspension Calibration, Black Brake Calipers with Land Rover Branding

Exterior:
21" 7 Spoke ‘Style 7006’ Alloy Wheel w/ High Gloss Polished Finish, Body-Colored Roof, SVAutobiography LWB Exterior Accents [Chrome Badging w/ Black Knurled Insert Hood and Tailgate Lettering, Unique SVAutobiography LWB Grille, Atlas: Grille Mesh Foil, Front Bumper Accent/Vent Finisher – Bright Chrome: Grille Inner Surround, Door Handle Surround, Tailgate Finisher], Body-Colored Side Vent Graphic w/ Chrome Inserts, "SVAutobiography Badge"

Interior:
24-way [22-Way Power, 2-Way Manual] Heated/Cooled, ‘Hot-Stone’ Massage Front Seats with Fixed Center Console Executive Class Comfort-Plus Rear Seats (includes Zenith Branded Clock, Heated Calf Rest Behind Driver/Passenger, Leather Cushions, SVO Luxury Finishers), Deployable Tables with Leather Finish, Mohair Mats with Leather Binding, Satin Santos Palisander Veneer, Wood and Leather Steering Wheel, Rear Side Door Power Blinds and Map Pockets, Front Center Console Cooler Compartment and Rear Seat Refrigerator Compartment, CD/DVD Player, 10" Rear Seat Entertainment, 110-Volt/150-Watts Power Outlet (1x in Row 2 & 1x in Cargo Area), Power Close Rear

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And some of the more interesting items that were also covered by white boxes – these might have been around in previous years.  I didn’t take a the time to look back but these are just the items that I found in the 2018 documents and all specific to the SVAutobiography or as Land Rover USA calls it, the SVAutobiohraphy[sic] 🙂

Power Deployable Loadspace Floor w/ Carpet Finish $5455
Power Deployable Loadspace Floor w/ Veneer Finish $5455
Both not available with Full-Size Spare

Copper Weave Carbon Fiber $1225

SVO Duo Tone Paint Pallette[sic] $14280

Quilted Poltrona Frau Leather $4490

Vintage Tan Tailgate Event Seating $5815
Ebony Tailgate Event Seating $5815

Last thing – the Interior section ends with "Power Close Rear" which seems kind of unfinished.  My guess right now it’s Power Close Rear Door – like on a Rolls Royce.  We shall see…

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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US Order Guide for the refreshed 2018 Range Rover

36 pages of real details on the just announced 2018 Range Rover & 2019 Range Rover PHEV

2018 Range Rover: New Vehicle Content, Pricing & Order Guide (5MB PDF)

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