2018 Range Rover (facelift) spotted testing in India

Dhruv Saxena

Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

The 2018 Range Rover (facelift) that was unveiled in October last year has been spotted testing on Indian soil. The images shared by Ritesh Madhok's Motor World India depict a camouflaged test mule plying on a public road pointing towards its imminent launch.

2018 Range Rover spied in India
Changes to the exterior are subtle. They include revised front and rear LED signatures, new Velar-inspired grille, and tweaked bumpers.

Despite the camouflage the revised headlamps and LED signature that are part of the MY2018 updates are visible. The SUV features four lighting options – Premium, Matrix, Pixel, and Pixel-Laser. The last option features as many as 144 LEDs and four laser diodes. The new grille and squared off rear LED signature is also visible. The test mule rides on 5-split spoke alloy wheels.

Other updates are the new lower side accents and vent graphics, and resculpted rear bumper with integrated exhaust tailpipes across the range. The cabin gets updates in the form of wider seats with better cushioning. The power recline controls have moved to the door now. Land Rover has added the Touch Pro Duo dual-screen infotainment system to the 2018 Range Rover. There’s an all-new 12-inch high-resolution digital instrument cluster, next-gen head-up display system offering 10-inch full-colour projection, 10-inch touchscreens for the rear-seat entertainment system, and something called ‘Active Key’ wristband, which allows the customer to lock and unlock the vehicle without using the standard fob.

2018 Range Rover spied in India rear angle
The 2018 Range Rover lineup is expected to carry a starting price of INR 1.6-1.7 Crore (ex-showroom).

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Globally, a new P400e petrol-electric plug-in hybrid variant has replaced the 3.0L SDV6 diesel hybrid. The 2.0 L Ingenium petrol engine in conjunction with an electric motor has a total combined power and torque output of 404 hp and 640 Nm respectively. Diesel engine options include 258 PS 3.0-litre TDV6 and 339 PS 4.4-litre SDV8 engines. Petrol engine options include a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged producing 525 PS, and a 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged engine with 340 PS or 380 PS and 450 Nm of torque.

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[source - Motor World India]

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