Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors owned British luxury car maker today officially launched the new 2018 models of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in India. Introduced at starting prices of Rs. 1.74 crore and Rs. 98.48 lakh respectively, both the models are offered in petrol as well as diesel powertrain options. The mid-life update of the SUVs brings changes on the outside as well as inside.
Moreover, the company has also achieved a growth of 83 per cent in the last financial year by retailing 4609 units in comparison to 2518 units sold in the year 2016-17. The car manufacturer bagged the 4th position for the largest selling brand in the luxury segment after Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.
Talking about the exterior design, the SUVs come with a new grille, redesigned bonnet, Pixel-laser LED headlights, LED tail lights and much more which adds a distinctive character to the overall profile. All New 2018 BMW X3 xDrive 30i Luxury Line Petrol Variant Launched; Priced in India at Rs. 56.90 Lakh.
Coming to the interiors, the SUVs now come with new seats, new Touch Pro Duo infotainment unit with two 10-inch screens, front seats with heated armrests, gesture control, cabin air purifier and adaptive cruise control and much more. The SUVs also get optional rear seat entertainment systems.
Under the hood, the SUVs come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. Offered with engine options ranging from 3.0-litre V6 petrol to a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 powertrains, the transmission duties on the SUVs are carried out an 8-speed automatic that transmits power to all four wheels. The SUVs are offered in four engine options - 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol, 3.0-litre V6 diesel and 4.4-litre V8 diesel. The V6 petrol unit develops 335bhp/450Nm while the V6 diesel produces 190bhp/255Nm of power figures. Whereas, the V8 petrol makes 518bhp/625Nm and V8 diesel churns out 250bhp/740Nm.
As far as the competition is concerned, the Range Rover takes on Jeep Grand Cherokee, Porsche Cayenne and Jaguar F-Pace whereas the Sport model is pitted against BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7.