Range Rover cleans up: new 101mpg plug-in among MY2018 updates

Published: 10 October 2017

► Range Rover MY2018
► New PHEV among updates
► Line-up starts from £79,595

Land Rover’s ultimate luxury SUV, the Range Rover has been treated to some light tweaks for the 2018 model year and now includes a plug-in hybrid model.

Much like the Range Rover Sport earlier in October 2017, the full-size Rangie’s updates are headlined by a Range Rover PHEV that claims 101mpg, along with interior tweaks and a power boost to the hot SVAutobiography Dynamic model.

Read on for the full lowdown…

Another electrified Range Rover, eh?

Yep. After the P400e Range Rover Sport joined the ranks, the larger and more opulent SUV is gifted the same new variant.

Range Rover MY2018 plug

The 296bhp 2.0-litre four-pot Ingenium engine is coupled to an 85kW electric motor and 13.1kWh battery pack, making a total of 398bhp and 472lb ft of torque. Land Rover claims a combined economy figure of 101mph and 64g/km, meaning it can enter central London without TfL demanding a Congestion Charge fee from you.

Zero-62mph is dealt with in 6.4 seconds and the P400e Range Rover runs out of puff at 137mph.

An all-electric range of 31 miles is possible, and a full charge can be done in 2 hours 45 minutes using a dedicated 32amp wall box or 7 hours 30 minutes using a conventional three-pin plug.

Plusher than ever inside?

Range Rover MY2018 interior

Absolutely. The Range Rover now sports the twin-screen Touch Pro Duo infotainment that first debuted on the Velar, while optional new interior luxuries include a gesture sunblind for the panoramic roof, pixel-laser LED headlights and the Activity Key that first found fame when the Jaguar F-Pace was launched.

I fancy a hot Range Rover…

Range Rover MY2018 SVA Dynamic

Then you’re well catered for. The ultimate SVAutobiography Dynamic model’s V8 has been boosted from 542bhp to 557bhp, meaning 0-62mph is over with in 5.1 seconds.

Go on then, how much?

The entry-level TDV6 Vogue starts at £75,595, while the P400e PHEV model is priced from £86,965. After the performance V8? An SVAutobiography Dynamic model can be yours from £141,580.

Check out our Land Rover reviews

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches