The updated Range Rover line-up was revealed back in October and included a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) option. And now we’ve managed to gather local pricing for the facelifted range (as we’ve done with the refreshed Range Rover Sport line-up), ahead of the launch in the second quarter of 2018.
The addition of as many as six P400e-badged PHEV derivatives – which each combine a 2,0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85 kW electric motor (housed in the ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission) for a total system output of 297 kW and 640 N.m – sees the South African range swell from 12 to 18 variants.
As before, buyers have the choice of standard wheelbase or long wheelbase configurations, along with familiar trim levels (Vogue, Vogue SE, Autobiography and SVAutobiography). Powertrain options (in addition to the new P400e) include the 3,0-litre TDV6 (190 kW), 4,4-litre SDV8 (250 kW) and 5,0-litre supercharged V8 (386 kW and 416 kW).
In addition to the exterior design updates, the British brand claims “heightened comfort” and says new technologies (such as a gesture sunblind) have been added to the cabin. The front seats now boast up to 24-way adjustment thanks to new frames, with wider and deeper foams, as well as heated arm-rests. And the brand’s latest infotainment system has also been added, combining a pair of high-definition, 10-inch touchscreens.
Range Rover also says the rear quarters have been “completely redesigned” with no compromise to the rear load space. The pews back there now feature 25 massage programmes, a 40-degree reclining function and a claimed additional 186 mm of legroom in the case of the Autobiography long-wheelbase derivative. All seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle.
There are up to 17 connection points (from domestic plug sockets, USB and HDMI points to 12-volt sockets) available, as well as 4G Wi-Fi hotspots for up to eight devices.
With the uprated 5,0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine under its bonnet, the flagship long-wheelbase SVAutobiography will set you back R3 897 362 (before CO2 tax, we must add), making it the most expensive Range Rover ever offered in SA.
Pricing (excluding CO2 tax):
Range Rover Vogue TDV6: R1 881 900
Range Rover Vogue P400e: R2 072 400
Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8: R2 241 300
Range Rover Vogue SE P400e: R2 254 500
Range Rover Vogue SE Supercharged: R2 296 200
Range Rover L Vogue SE SDV8: R2 337 100
Range Rover L Vogue SE P400e: R2 350 300
Range Rover L Vogue SE Supercharged: R2 380 800
Range Rover Autobiography SDV8: R2 558 500
Range Rover Autobiography P400e: R2 571 700
Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged: R2 613 300
Range Rover L Autobiography SDV8: R2 661 400
Range Rover L Autobiography P400e: R2 674 600
Range Rover L Autobiography Supercharged: R2 716 200
Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Supercharged: R3 248 952
Range Rover L SVAutobiography SDV8: R3 727 500
Range Rover L SVAutobiography P400e: R3 740 700
Range Rover L SVAutobiography Supercharged: R3 897 362