British luxury car manufacturer Land Rover has launched the facelifted versions of the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport in India. In terms of pricing, the 2019 Range Rover Sport is priced at Rs 99.48 lakh, and the flagship Range Rover is priced at Rs 1.74 crore onwards (ex-showroom, India). The new models are a part of the 10 new launches the carmaker has planned for the 2018-19 FY. Both the facelifts were first showcased in 2017 while the advanced bookings for the SUVs commenced in India since April this year.
Talking about the updates, both the newly launched Range Rover and Range Rover Sport facelift get a host of cosmetic updates and the option of a plug-in hybrid version for the international markets, while borrowing several cues and technologies from the Velar as well.
At the exterior, the 2019 Range Rover comes with updates including the new and sleeker looking grille along with the Matrix LED headlamps with daytime running lights. The sequential illuminating indicators have also been added as an additional feature on the SUV. As the front bumper has been tweaked as well and sits lower as well, feeding more air to cool brakes, while the sides get gill fans with four slots and are finished in brushed silver. However, the automaker also offers the new Byron blue and Rossello Red paint options available as well. Apart from these, the new Range Rovers also get a tweaked rear bumper that houses twin-exhausts along with the new alloy wheel design.
Moving towards the interior, both the newly launched Range Rover models get a better-equipped cabin that includes restyled seats. However, the noticeable change is the addition of the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system borrowed from the Range Rover Velar. It comes with a twin 10.10-inch setup which promises sharp graphics and provides access to a host of controls ranging from navigation, music to the Terrain Response system. Though, the automaker also offers gesture control but the system does miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options. Other than these, the new and optional Executive seating in four member aircraft styled layout is another highlight at the inside along with wider and plusher seats for better comfort and also come with the new hot stone massage function.
Other features include a leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, three-zone climate control, 360-degree surround camera (optional), aluminium tread plates with the Range Rover script on the higher trims, air cabin ionization that cleanses and purifies the cabin air and adaptive cruise control with queue assist. Additionally, the flagship Range Rover also gets heated and cooled front seats.
Mechanically, the 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport come powered by the 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine that prodcues 255 bhp of maximum power and 600 Nm of peak torque. Also, the 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 diesel that produces 335 bhp and 740 Nm of peak torque is also on offer, while the petrol engine options include the 3.0-litre Supercharged V6 that makes 335 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque along with the range-topping version that gets the 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 with 518 bhp and 625 Nm of peak torque. All the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Both the newly launched 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport take on the Bentley Bentayga, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan as well as the Lexus LX570.