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The new Range Rover’s most important numbers

From its 25 massage functions to its 177,030 pounds sterling, the new RR in numbers

  1. The new Range Rover is here! Only it’s not completely new, it’s a mid-life update. So while the design has been tweaked, there’s not an awful lot new to see. All the fancy bits are beneath the skin.

    And those fancy bits arrive strapped to a mind-boggling set of numbers. The tech spec is 8,599 words long (really) but can be easily digested by breaking it down into its most interesting figures. So join us for a numerical guide to the new-for-2018 Range Rover…

  2. 101

    The miles-per-gallon figure of the new Range Rover P400e hybrid.

    It gets the same powertrain as the Range Rover Sport P400e, which sees a 2.0-litre petrol engine combine with electric power for a 404bhp total. The top speed is 137mph, but you’ll still be able to crack 85mph in the car’s electric-only mode. Expect its 101mpg to be notional only, though.

  3. 31

    Miles you can cover on electricity alone.

    Though not in conjunction with exploration of its top speed, we’d wager.

    Rather than just use all 31 miles and then fall back on the petrol engine, there are many driving modes to juggle between in order to most efficiently use the combination of power on offer. Or you can just leave it to the intelligent sat nav, which will map out your energy use in line with the terrain and traffic that lies ahead.

  4. Seven

    Number of hours a full charge takes.

    That’s if you’re plugged the P400e into the mains with a regular cable, but a fancy charger can cut these down to around three hours. Rather than just plug it in and forget about it, like you do with your phone overnight, there’s an app to monitor the car’s progress. It’ll alert you if some joker pulls the cable out, too.

    You can even time your charges so that they take place when electricity rates are at their cheapest. When the P400e starts at £86,965, though – and costs £168,015 if you go for a top-spec long wheelbase car – we suspect ‘leccy bills are a moot point.

  5. 144

    The amount of LEDs in the new headlights.

    Yep, a mid-life refresh means new paint colours (two), new wheel choices (six) and, most importantly, new headlight options (four).

    All of them are LED, with the standard option – confusingly called ‘Premium’ – coming packed with 24 LEDs. The number rises exponentially as you rise up the price list, ending with the Pixel-Laser option and its 144 LEDs. Really.

    And don’t worry about them blinding oncoming traffic; the lights are intelligent, we’re told, and will blank out sections of their LEDs to avoid blinding other road users.

  6. 24

    Directions in which the poshest front seats adjust.

    There’s lots of new stuff inside too, of course. Joining the Range Rover Velar-style dashboard and its twin 10in touchscreens come new seats. They adjust in more directions than we can get our heads around, while even the arm rests are heated. Cold forearms no more, Rangey drivers.

    And when the sun’s in your eyes, you can move the sun visors back and forth with mid-air gestures. Beware accidental deployment during communicative hand gestures to other road users.

  7. 25

    The number of massages on offer.

    If all that seat-based luxury wasn’t enough for you, their 14 massage cells (what even is one of those?) combine to offer 25 different types of massage, and you alter their “intensity of vibration” via a smartphone app.

    In fact, the app can alter all seat functions. Perfect when you’ve reclined so far back you can’t reach the car’s controls anymore.

  8. 17

    Quantity of connection points inside the new Range Rover.

    Or 18, if you’ve got the long-wheelbase version. There should be no arguments over who gets to charge what and when, with even domestic sockets on offer for plugging in phones, laptops and, perhaps, toasters. There’s 4G wifi for up to eight devices, too.

  9. 1,700

    Watts produced by the best stereo.

    Which, by the way, has 29 speakers. There are three stereo options, but when you’re spending six figures, you want the full 1,700 watter. All the more pressure for whoever’s controlling the one device out of 17 that’s got all the music on it…

  10. 5.1

    Seconds the fastest one takes to complete 0-60mph.

    Top of the range is the SVAutobiography Dynamic (let’s call it the SVA). While it has 15bhp more than before, its 565bhp is 10bhp down on the Range Rover Sport SVR.

    Not to worry, though, as it can still hustle the Range Rover’s enormity to 60mph in a hot hatch-like time. There’s a sport mode that drops the chassis 8mm to make it a bit sharper to drive, too. When the whole thing weighs 2,497kg, expect it to still be a bit roly-poly, though. Top speed is 155mph.

  11. 177,030

    Price of a top spec SVA in pounds.

    Oh yes, the Range Rover is a proper luxury item these days. Get a long-wheelbase SVAutobiography Dynamic and your base price tag is just £5,000 short of a Ferrari 488 GTB.

    The new Range Rover itself starts at nearly £100k less, mind. Cheapest is the £79,565 TDV6 vogue, with a 258bhp diesel V6, while the hybrid starts at a whisker under £87k. It’s almost exactly the same price as a V8 diesel or supercharged V6 petrol, inviting some very interesting personal questions about how you like your power delivered…

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