• Put a Plug in it: Land Rover Announces 2018 and 2019 Range Rover Lineup, Includes Plug-in Hybrid Model [News]


    Put a Plug in it: Land Rover Announces 2018 and 2019 Range Rover Lineup, Includes Plug-in Hybrid Model
    Land Rover just revealed the 2018 Range Rover, showing an updated interior design and comfort features. [Photo: Land Rover]

    Land Rover revealed an updated Range Rover for 2018, and is following up with a hybrid model in 2019.

    “Don’t change it, just make it better.” According to Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, that’s what customers want in a Range Rover. It’s a fair point; when you’ve been making something for almost 50 years, you don’t radically change the recipe. You just refine it.

    Enter the 2018 Range Rover, pictured above. Don’t worry, I had to look twice as well. The headlights are new, but the exterior’s not that different than before. That’s okay, since Land Rover is giving their customers what they want. The previous design was svelte and elegant, and the new LEDs add a bit more squared-off handsomeness to the mix.

    The interior is a different story, however. Those who can afford a premium proposition like the Range Rover expect comfort features, and all the features from the previous model carry over. However, a new enhancement to the Range Rover’s design is the “Gesture Sunblind”. Per Jaguar Land Rover, it utilizes an “advanced gesture control system” that senses hand movement to open and close the sunshade with the wave of the hand. Check out the video below to see how it works:

    The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is the most powerful production Range Rover to date.

    Those favoring performance with their sumptuous luxury may opt for the SVAutobiography Dynamic trim, provided their wallet’s deep enough. This top-of-the-line Range Rover features a beefed up 557 horsepower, 5.0-liter supercharged V8. With that sort of power, zero to 60 comes up in 5.1 seconds – pretty good for such a hefty SUV. If your budget can’t stretch to a fully loaded Range Rover, the base trim costs nearly $100,000 less. Other powerplants on offer include a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 and a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 diesel. The 2018 Range Rover is available to order now, with deliveries taking place at the end of the year.

    2018 U.S.-market Range Rover Trims and Prices:

    Trim Level Engine – Horsepower MSRP
    SE 3.0L Supercharged V6 – 340hp $87,350
    HSE 3.0L Supercharged V6 – 380hp $94,050
    SE TD6 3.0L Turbodiesel V6 – 254hp $89,350
    HSE TD6 3.0L Turbodiesel V6 – 254hp $96,050
    Supercharged 5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp $104,850
    Supercharged LWB 5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp $108,895
    Autobiography 5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp $141,995
    Autobiography LWB 5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp $148,295
    SVAutobiography Dynamic 5.0L Supercharged V8 – 557hp $177,200

    2019 will see a big change for the Range Rover – the first PHEV model.

    The 2019 Range Rover will join the Sport in offering a plug-in hybrid model. [Photo: Land Rover]
    While Land Rover will stick to convention for the 2018 model year, 2019 will bring about a significant change for the Range Rover. In addition to the Sport PHEV, this model symbolizes Land Rover’s attempts toward electrification.

    Efficiency is not necessarily a word you would associate with the Range Rover, but folks at Land Rover want to change that with this model. Dubbed “P400e”, the Range Rover PHEV combines a 296 horsepower, 2.0-liter four cylinder engine with a 114 horsepower electric motor. The result? 398 horsepower at your disposal – enough to get you from zero to 60 in 6.4 seconds. If the mood takes you, the Range Rover PHEV will take you all the way to 137 miles per hour.

    While not in the same league as the massive 5.0-liter SVAutobiography Dynamic, the hybrid is still quick enough for most traffic situations. Better still, you can drive up to 31 miles on electric power only. Probably best to offset emissions from each of those 557 horsepower the V8 churns out.

    Owners have a choice of two drive modes: Parallel Hybrid mode and EV mode. Parallel Hybrid mode comes with two “charge management functions”:

    • SAVE: Prevents the battery from falling below a selected level, at which the gas engine will take over
    • Predictive Energy Optimization: This one uses the navigation system to maximize fuel economy.

    The price and launch date of the Range Rover PHEV have yet to be revealed, but expect it to be available next year. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com and our YouTube channel for more updates on this and other new models!

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    17 thoughts on “Put a Plug in it: Land Rover Announces 2018 and 2019 Range Rover Lineup, Includes Plug-in Hybrid Model [News]

    1. An electric big sUV is as useless as I don’t know Honda making a 300 hp front will drive ugly crap-R This is purely so the Rich can feel better about themselves for buying such a big ridiculous vehicle.

      1. Brandon Srt4, I have noticed you continue to say incorrect things.

        An off-road SUV is perfect for electric. rock crawling needs a lot of torque at 0 mph, and that is what electric give you.

        Its perfect.

    2. I say things based upon the fact I went to school for auto mechanics and I refuse to buy into bull crap government pushed bs ie electric vehicles which pops up every 20 years or so and goes away so I go based upon my knowledge and my own opinions and if your butt hurt well you know what they say go eat sh*t 😤 Hippy eat your salads and save a tree I’ll burn the gas you save.

      1. To Brandon,
        If you have no actual facts than your opinion is non valid
        Electricity is instant power, I would love to have an electric engine in my jeep wrangler.
        Imagine having 300hp available all the time no need to rev the engine.. Ultimate control
        You’re “whole gas is king” philosophy is retarding our progress.
        As for your 20 yr ago story, get your facts right, oil was at an all time high, gas was expensive so chevrolet started building an electric engine, well guess what happened, the oil companies dropped they’re prices, gas was cheap, so the big car companies scrapped the idea.
        Yes, maybe they are doing it for profit,maybe it is the government pushing it, although I doubt Mr. Trump is pro electric haba. But at least we’re getting advance technology instead of 150 yr old gas burning tech,
        Crazy performance numbers
        100% power at all times,
        And best of all, you can fill up at home,
        Hope you’re building a GAS station in your house

    3. Yes for 200 miles till you half to recharge and the 12 hours it takes, mean while I can drive 550 miles and fuel up in 3 mins and enjoy the smells of my car hear the actual vroom vroom soun. I don’t need 100% power right away I’d rather drive 550 miles fill up in 3 that makes since and enjoy working on my car as every man should know how to do because your not working on a electric car unless you have a degree in that field

      1. So basically you’re saying you don’t have the knowledge to understand or use an electric car?
        Good argument as to why gas is better, pointless to waste any effort in this discussion.
        If someone believes the sky is purple, than no amount of proof will change they’re mind…
        Religion, politics, and now gas vs electric are discussions better left alone
        For the rest of us educated people, we’ll benefit from the latest in technology
        Good luck to the rest, may they still enjoy writing letter and using rotary phones

          1. Tesla p90d
            And I own a jeep wrangler unlimited
            So I’m not being biased,
            And yes I’ve driven quite a few cars, luxury, sport so no I’m not showing favoritism
            That the answer you were hoping to get?

        1. I’m not talking about me but 99% of people who drive electric have no clue about electric drive hint why most electric car sales are leased to avoid the hard maintenance. Most women can change a battery add water check fluids but this is a whole different ball game. And one that I think will be gone in the next 10 years.

      2. To fully recharge a Bolt at home at 240V, it takes 9.5 hours, not 12. Most people will not need to charge it that long because they will probably still have over 100 miles left at the end of the day.

        Also on average, how many days does it take you to drive 550 miles and fill up? Not daily right? With a Bolt, every morning you wake up, you’ll have the full 240 miles. You probably don’t even need to charge it anywhere else but home for commuting to and from work.

        Working on an electric car is easier because the only thing you have to change is windshield washer fluid, cabin air filter, rotating tires, maybe brake fluid. It mostly uses regenerative braking so you probably won’t ever need to change rotors and pads. You’ll need to change battery coolant at 150,000 miles. The battery has an 8yr/100,000 mile warranty, 10yr/150,000 mile warranty in CA. People would never have to do anything to their battery, the dealer would take care of that. When it’s out of warranty, just scrap the car and recycle the battery.

    4. If I had to keep one, I would keep the one that’s more practical, I have a child and so it would be the Tesla… I love my jeep, but let’s be honest it’s not a daily driver…
      But this has nothing to do with power source… I think most people believe electric cars are going to look all futuristic and ugly, like the chevrolet bolt (just my opinion)
      But let me ask you, if they made every car that’s being found built now, but with just a battery powered engine, as opposed to gas, would that change anything?

      1. How are you going to get your kid to the hospital in the middle of the night when the Tesla is out of charge?

        And are you just hoping that you won’t need to make a trip anywhere to get food or medical attention when the power goes out?

    5. I wouldn’t buy a hybrid or electric if you paid me I no what it’s takes to make both and both are very detrimental to the environment not that I care about it but I prefer gas powered cars they’ve came along way and I think that the rumple in the jungle makes i.e. Hearing a car turn on the sound makes me feel a certain way that’s just me when I drive I want that certain feeling , ive driven an electric car there is no feeling it’s just a means of transportation to get from one place to another but for me it is much more than that .

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