Among other new features created to make this Range Rover even more comfortable to drive are 24-way electrically adjustable front seats, heated arm rests and an array of 17 connection points for USB and HDMI devices. Coupled with the front bumper are refreshed lower side accents and vent graphics which can be had in two different style. There's also 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The 2019 Range Rover P400e broke cover today and is expected to go on sale in the US next summer.
Range Rover's most well-heeled model now has a green tinge.
Just last week we saw the updates for the 2018 Range Rover Sport, and we assumed similar tweaks to the full size Range Rover wouldn't be far behind.
Land Rover has remained typically quiet about its Discovery Sport updates, but the car's production life cycle suggests it'll launch next year.
The 2018 Range Rover gets an updated exterior with new LED headlights and several updates inside to make it even more comfortable. You can also order seats with 25 massage programmes. In front of the driver there's a 12-inch display dual dial, single dial and extended mode views available. The upper screen on the center console can be angled to counter glare and improve visibility while the fixed lower 10-inch display manages more functional tasks such as the climate control, seat and vehicle settings.
Higher-end tech like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree parking cameras, rear cross traffic alert and automatic parking assistant are optionally available as part of various extra-cost packages in Europe - Australian specifications and options are still to be announced. Range Rover estimates a 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 137 miles per hour.
The Discovery Sport will receive a petrol-hybrid powertrain that's based on a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, shared with the upcoming Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid.
The Range Rover PHEV, to be known as the P400e, will have an electric drive range of up to 51 kilometres and can be charged overnight with just a domestic power supply.
Potential buyers interested in the plug-in hybrid Range Rover will need to hand over £86,565, while the range-topping SVAutobiography Dynamic model is priced from £141,580. For 2018, the flagship model gets an uprated 416kW/700Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 (up from 404kW). Unique features include a 22-inch wheel option, Graphite Atlas exterior highlights, and metal tailpipe finishers, while an array of interior trim options are available for added exclusivity.
BMW's original X5 was one of the first road-focused 4x4s, and this third-generation model sticks closely to that car's winning formula.