Although the range of Land Rover grow and explore new segments - such as the future Road Rover - always counted in its ranks with a Range Rover. The Range Rover was the first Luxury SUV the world, and almost 50 years after its release, still committed to the same philosophy, with an unmistakable personality. But even the incombustible must be updated to keep pace with the market unstoppable. The current generation Range Rover was launched in 2014, and three years later, is renewed in depth - an interesting plug-in version - to remain so attractive.
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Slight cosmetic changes and even more comfort
The Range Rover does not change its iconic look, but modernizes with even more halo technological and luxurious. Cosmetic changes focus on a new grille, new bumper underscored by a refined appearance. Indeed there are very few other changes, focusing on details of the optical and moldings. Where else is there more changes in interior design and comfort of passengers, especially those traveling in the rear seats: now enjoy even wider and comfortable seating. These seats can be reclined to 40 degrees, have 25 massage programs and feature a motorized footrest.
The seating configuration can be memorized and controlled from a smartphone application, both from outside and from inside the vehicle.
They are especially comfortable and spacious in the long wheelbase version of the Range Rover with almost 20 centimeters extra wheelbase. A finished in the finest materials center console armrest and acts as storage space, and two high-resolution screens act as dedicated Infotainment system. No less than connecting eight points in the rear seats3 sockets 12 volt, 2 USB, 2 HDMI ports and a conventional 230 volt outlet ports. A WiFi access point with free 4G internet can offer up to 8 devices simultaneously.
Thermal comfort is more than assured: the rear seats are both heated and ventilated - even the footrest is heated. Land Rover wanted to ensure that passengers have the same comfort as in a saloon of representation, within the Jaguar-Land Rover group, only long wheelbase Jaguar XJ can be at the level of luxury and comfort of a Range Rover Autobiography long battle. The Range Rover is still also offering short wheelbase versions and SVO department continues to fulfill all the dreams of customizing their future owners.
Even more technology and connectivity
Among the changes this renewed Range Rover is the Infotainment system Touch Pro Duo, known as "Blade" in the brand. This system has already opened in the spectacular ensure Range Rover and consists of two 10-inch displays, which share the limelight in the center console. Both can be controlled the same functions, and move functions intuitively one another. At the technological level, the Range Rover debuts gestural control protocols - for example it can open or close the sunroof, only by a movement opposite the mirror.We can replace the car key for a bracelet, like the Jaguar F-PACE. Another new feature is an air ionizer to purify the air inside the SUV.
Range Rover P400e PHEV: Plug the first Range Rover
The biggest news of the Range Rover 2018 range is the P400e PHEV version, the plug-in version the new Range Rover. It has already been released in your body Sport, and now comes the Range Rover traditional. Ingenium combines a gasoline engine of 2.0 liter, four cylinder, 300 hp, with an electric motor 116 hp. The total system power is 404 hp and maximum torque of 640 Nm a not inconsiderable. A lithium battery capacity LWH 13.1 ions is mounted under the boot, allowing circulation 100% electric mode 51 km according NEDC cycle, standardizing one average consumption of 2.8 l / 100 km.
Using a power quick recharge - one output wallbox with 32 amps of power - the battery is fully recharged in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Using a conventional plug 7 will recharge average, still acceptable without having a dedicated charging station hours. On paper, It makes the 0 to 100 km / h in about 6.8 seconds right, achieving a maximum speed of 220 km / h. This hybrid version does not neglect the off-road performance, in fact, Land Rover said that improvement. The electric motor torque, in combination with Terrain Response system 2, It allows better control of the vehicle on all surfaces.
The battery is guaranteed for eight years and 160,000 kilometers, which is guaranteed to retain at least 70% of its initial capacity.
But the real advantage of this hybrid system is that this huge and expensive Range Rover can no access problem for low-emission zones all European cities begin to enact. It is in town where a hybrid brings out its advantages and exclusive driving modes. When not circulate in 100% electric mode, mode Parallel Hybrid It combines both engines automatically, taking into account the geo-information to optimize the flow of energy in our path. It is possible to set a level "floor" for the battery, which never go down.
SVAutobiography Dynamic: the most powerful Range Rover ever created
Although sportsmanship on the Range Rover range is provided courtesy of the Sport versions, SVO has decided to grace the Range Rover with a powerful Dynamic version SVAutobiography, masterfully combining refinement and luxury versions of sportiness Autobiography of a Range Rover Sport SVR. 5.0 V8 Supercharged using an engine, this elegant British SUV enjoys 565 hp, accelerating to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds. This version receives a single calender with chrome inserts and redesigned rear bumper with quad exhaust queues.