Is the 2018 Range Rover Still the Ultimate SUV?

December 1, 2017

Is the 2018 Range Rover Still the Ultimate SUV?

Think about the ultimate SUV experience. By this, we’re referring to a car that offers a comfortable interior, along with all of the modern tech for someone living in 2018. Let’s also not forget about those specs under the hood. While being pampered in the front seat, you’ll also want a car that can “get up and go,” right?

By this point, you might be wondering if such a car exists. Surely, nothing can offer such a high level of luxury and performance at a decent price…until today.

Land Rover recently announced the upcoming 2018 Range Rover. As we all know, these SUVs set pretty high standards. Even back in the early 1970s, Land Rover created the do-it-all SUV. We’re talking about something that combined a smooth ride with the ability to drive over any terrain thrown its way.

Sure, quite a bit has changed in those forty years. Thankfully, Land Rover’s high standards are not one of those things. So, are you ready to see how the upcoming Range Rover continues to raise the bar on what drivers can call the ultimate SUV? Then let’s jump right in!


The Signature Range Rover Body is Still Here in 2018

From first glance, you’ll notice that little has changed on the Range Rover’s exterior this year. Why should it? Land Rover is still using the base of the stellar fourth-generation model from 2012. As design chief Gerry McGovern noted--drivers don’t want changes, they just want improvements.

That series of thought could not be more evident on the Range Rover’s exterior. The only real difference here is a modernized grille design, some LED headlights, and a roof that looks like it was copied from the super stylish Range Rover Velar.

As far as cosmetic appearances go, you can also choose two new colors this year. Rosello Red and Byron Blue enter the fray of palettes this time around. We won’t lie. They look pretty sleek on the suave 2018 Range Rover.


The 2018 Range Rover Interior—The ultimate SUV luxury 

There may not be a significant amount of exterior changes to the new Range Rover, so let’s step inside this SUV to see where all the magic happens.

First things first: when sitting in the front seat, you’ll notice two infotainment screens.

Why two?

For a modernized feel, one screen allows you to control all the comfort settings. So when you want to lower the heat, adjust the seats, access car settings, or alter terrain modes, you’ll do all that here.

The next screen is more in line with what is expected of an infotainment system. If you’re looking for access to a home screen, navigation, audio, etc., you’ll find it all on this screen.

Even better, you can tilt both screens to reduce any annoying glares. If you’re really looking to impress your friends, you can even swipe information from one screen to the other.

The infotainment is only the start of the fun the new Range Rover offers. This is a luxury car after all. So, naturally, you’ll find the ultimate sense of comfort from riding in this SUV. For starters, this SUV offers you five-mode massage settings. Do we really need to say more here?

Also, the front seat offers heated armrests—perfect for those brisk autumn and winter mornings.

Move to the back, and you’ll find the comfort does not end. To begin, you have seats that recline 40-degrees. Also, tall passengers won’t miss out on any of this comfort, as the long wheelbase model offers 1,206 mm of legroom. This will accommodate even the tallest of riders.

Lastly, you’ll have some fun options as well. First of all, the 2018 Range Rover offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to eight devices to connect. Furthermore, the car offers 17 different connection ports. These range from USB to HDMI sockets. So, you won’t find any issues connecting any of your devices. If that’s still not good enough, there’s even a refrigerator on board to fit four 16.9-oz. bottles.


Open the Range Rover’s Hood to Find All the Performance You’ll Need in a Luxury SUV

If you’re looking for a luxury SUV with some decent power, you’ll find it all here in the upcoming Range Rover.

If you can hold off until 2019, you can buy the Range Rover in a hybrid format. The P400e Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor. As far as performance goes, this model offers 404hp to allow for a zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. This is pretty impressive for a hybrid luxury SUV.

For those looking for a full fuel-powered range rover, you’ll still find the engine is no slouch. Those opting for the full performance build can expect a full 557 horsepower from the Autobiography trim. Meanwhile, the diesel option offers a more modest 254 hp and 442 lb-ft torque.


How much does the 2018 Range Rover Cost?

Here’s the big question we’ve all been wondering. If you want the new Range Rover, you might be relieved to find you won’t need to drop six figures for the base model. Instead, the estimates for the SE model start at $88,345.   If you’re looking for a diesel engine, you’ll simply add about $2,000 to the Range Rover trim of your choice.

Naturally, those looking for full performance will need to pay a bit more. The Autobiography Dynamic model will price closer to $177,200. But with all its features and performance, who could ever argue against this price for this level of luxury?

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