September 18, 2020

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How to Upgrade Range Rover in Nigeria
Range Rover cars are all very luxury vehicles which make it hard for Nigerians to own newer versions of these cars. However, we have a solution for those who love the charm of these British cars. Let’s upgrade them! And here’s how much it costs to facelift these cars in Nigeria.

Most of you don’t know that Range Rover is the name of one out of many car models under Land Rover. It is actually a Land Rover Range Rover but because the name is so long, it doesn’t easily register in our brain that it is just a car model.

The company is affiliated with Jaguar as its luxury SUV production line. One thing that makes every Range-Rover model appreciated in Nigeria is the awesome off-road capabilities of the car from the four-wheel-drive technology and other innovations.

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Range Rover generations till date 

Today, I want to show you how to upgrade Range Rover cars in Nigeria. My focus is on the 3rd & 4th generation Range Rover sport, 1st & 2nd generation Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and the Range Rover Velar but first, here is a brief background on Range Rover.

Background of the Range Rover

The Range Rover started production in 1969 after buying Leyland just for synergy with 4 extensive generations produced since then. This SUV gets bought by mostly first-class citizens of Nigeria because it is a premium luxury SUV that has higher maintenance compared to regular SUVs not just because it is a V8 but because it is a Land Rover. The three main trims are the SE, HSE, and Vogue then a special high-end trim tagged the Autobiography.

The Range Rover Sport was produced by Land Rover as a sportier-looking off-roading Range Rover just as the name implies from 2005 and only two generations have been made till now. The Range Rover Sport has performance dedicated trims like the SVR and the Supercharged. All Range Rover Sports also use a V8 engine and this makes it affordable to Nigerians.

The Range Rover Evoque is a compact SUV by Land Rover while the Velar is a luxury vehicle that fills the gap between the Compact Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.

The brand is renowned as a must-have high-end automobile brand for luxury car lovers. This is why a lot of international celebrities and successful men/women always have one Range Rover in their garage.

Upgrading the Range Rover in Nigeria

2002-2012 Range Rover upgrade

The 3rd generation Range Rover was produced between 2002 and 2012, receiving 2 facelifts in 2006 and 2010 as you can see on the infographic below.

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These are the three Range Rover exterior design (Ascending from the left)

If you drive a 2002-2005 Range Rover, you have two options of facelift available to you (the 2006 & 2010 update). If you drive the 2006-2009 Range Rover, you can only facelift to the 2010 update.

This facelift is not plug-and-play, it requires extensive fabrication when fitting the front and rear bumper. Also, it is best to go an upholstery and in-car entertainment upgrade so that the car doesn’t seem like a catfish when the facelift is done.

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Custom interior upgrade on a Range Rover 

The conversion kit is on sale in Nigeria but not popular so you might be asked to place an order for the full kit and it takes 2-3 weeks for it to get shipped down to Nigeria.

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Modified Range Rover Vogue looking good

You can also do a wide range of aftermarket modifications on your L322 Range Rover. There are premium car tuners like Hamann and Mansory that specialize in tuning Range Rovers. There are also modified performance rims out there that fit the Range Rover perfectly.

Cost of Upgrading the 2003 – 2012 Range Rover in Nigeria

Cost of upgrading 2002-2012 Range Rover in Nigeria
Part Price
Complete conversion kit ₦800,000 – ₦2,400,000
Aftermarket body kit ₦300,000 – ₦2,500,000
Aftermarket rims ₦90,000 – ₦450,000
₦70,000 – ₦320,000
Modified grilles ₦30,000 – ₦120,000
Android infotainment/Tesla style ₦40,000 – ₦350,000

2013 – Present Range Rover upgrade

The 4th generation Range Rover from 2013 is that luxury SUV that almost every successful CEO in Nigeria drives on a daily basis. Once you are in areas of Nigeria with high profile citizens, the lastest Range Rovers just appear all around from every corner of the road. Some are used as private transport but strictly for the wealthy class Nigerian citizens.

From 2013 to 2017 this car maintained the same appearance but in 2018, the exterior and interior got revised. The 2018 model front end gets a new bumper with revised air vents, new front grilles, and redesigned LED headlights while the rear comes with a more robust bumper and new taillights.

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The slight differences between them still matter a lot (Left: 2013-2017, Right: 2018 – Present)

You can facelift your 2013-2017 model to look like the 2018 Range Rover visually. Unlike a Toyota Camry upgrade, this one costs a lot because the Range Rover is one hell of a pricy car in the market. The Lagos State Governor uses a 2018 Range Rover Autobiography as his official vehicle it might even be upgraded.

Range Rover 2020 and others in the generation can also be modified with strictly premium body kits like Hamann, Mansory, and Aspire. Interior upgrade comes in the form of bespoke upholstery and modified trim covers.

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Modified 2010 Range Rover Sport 

The in-car entertainment for this generation is already perfect in my opinion and modifying it to a lower-quality tesla screen will ruin the aesthetic of the Range Rover. The Range Rover 2019 price in Nigeria ranges from ₦40,000,000 to ₦110,000,000 for brand new so a low-quality upgrade reduces the overall value of the car drastically.

Cost of upgrading the 2013 – 2020 Range Rover in Nigeria

Cost of upgrading 2013-2020 Range Rover in Nigeria
Part Price
Complete conversion kit ₦900,000 – ₦2,500,000
Aftermarket body kits ₦800,000 – ₦2,400,000
Aftermarket rims ₦120,000 – ₦600,000
Modified grilles ₦30,000 – ₦120,000
Android infotainment/Tesla style ₦40,000 – ₦600,000

2005 – 2013 Range Rover Sport Upgrade

The 2005 – 2009 Range Rover Sport was the first range of this luxury SUV and it got a subtle update in 2010. This facelift just made the Range Rover Sport appear sportier in all ramifications. The facelift of the 2005 – 2009 Range Rover Sport has a conversion kit available in Nigeria.

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Left : 2005 – 2008 RR, Sport Right: 2009 – 2013 RR Sport 

It also involves a lot of fabrications so that the new bumpers can fit perfectly onto the body. The kit includes; front/rear bumper, fog lights, taillights, headlights, side skirts, and front grilles.

Aftermarket rims and body kits also sit gorgeously on the Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Sport is one of the most tuner friendly British cars ever made to date.

Cost of Upgrading the 2005 – 2013 Range Rover Sport in Nigeria

Cost of upgrading 2005-2013 Range Rover Sport in Nigeria
Part Price
Complete conversion kit ₦800,000 – ₦2,000,000
Aftermarket body kit ₦500,000 – ₦2,500,000
Aftermarket rims ₦90,000 – ₦200,000
Modified headlights/taillights ₦90,000 – ₦300,000
Custom Interior ₦300,000 – ₦1,000,000
Modified grilles ₦30,000 – ₦150,000
Android infotainment/Tesla style ₦40,000 – ₦350,000

2014 – Present Range Rover Sport Upgrade

The 2014 Range Rover Sport still follows the same code of its predecessor but it clearly has a strong feel of modern car design. This generation has an SVR and Supercharged trim that are both performance models which makes it a good option for performance car lovers.

The present generation Range Rover Sport got a facelift in 2017 and the whole world was stunned. Visually, it got a sportier appearance from a revised front and rear bumper, revised grille, and new headlights. The statement this car makes anywhere it goes is very loud.

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The 2017 facelift just makes the Sports look way better 

It is a blessing that you can upgrade your 2014 – 2016 Range Rover Sport to look like 2017 visually. You can do it easily but it will cost you millions in naira. If you have more to spare, please go for the widebody aftermarket body kits available in the market. They are very exclusive.

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This is a premium wide-body kit for the Range Rover Sport  

There is really nothing to be done on the inside, except you just want a custom upholstery and interior floor design. I have seen a Range Rover Sport 2019 look so good with a custom stitched interior floor mat.

You can perform an engine tune on every Range Rover Sport and even back it up with an aftermarket exhaust that makes the car sound aggressive. The Range Rover 2020 SVR for example already has a tuned exhaust from the factory because it is a performance-oriented trim.

Cost of Upgrading the 2014 – 2020 Range Rover Sport in Nigeria

Cost of upgrading 2014-2020 Range Rover Sport in Nigeria
Part Price
Complete conversion kit ₦150,000 – ₦400,000
Aftermarket body kit ₦150,000 – ₦600,000
Custom Interior ₦300,000 – ₦1,000,000
Aftermarket rims ₦50,000 – ₦200,000
Modified grilles ₦30,000 – ₦120,000
Android infotainment/Tesla style ₦40,000 – ₦350,000

Upgrading the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar

The Range Rover Evoque compact SUV was first produced in 2011 and it broke the design code of compact SUVs looking very futuristic with the curves and floating roof design. It also had a standard 2-tone color scheme.

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Old Vs New Range Rover Evoque

The Evoque got facelifted in 2015 for the 2016 model year. Exterior changes include a new front bumper, a slightly different grille, and new LED headlights. You can facelift your 2011-2015 Evoque to the 2015-2018 model visually with facelift conversion kits.

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There are a lot of premium aftermarket body kits for this car just in case you want to go rad with your Evoque.

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An extremely modified Range Rover Evoque

The present generation Evoque started in 2018 and there has been no facelift so far. It has the same car layout with the Range Rover Velar.

The Range Rover Velar was launched in 2017 as a luxury SUV to bridge the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. This car is very futuristic with a hidden door handle feature that makes people talk about it all the time. A 2019 Range Rover Velar costs between ₦50,000,000 and N95,000,000 in Nigeria.

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The most beautiful SUV in the world 

Cost of Upgrading the Range Rover Evoque and Velar in Nigeria

Cost of upgrading  Range Rover Evoque 2011-2018 in Nigeria
Part Price
Complete conversion kit ₦150,000 – ₦400,000
Aftermarket body kit ₦150,000 – ₦600,000
Aftermarket rims ₦50,000 – ₦200,000
Custom Interior ₦300,000 – ₦1,000,000
Modified grilles ₦30,000 – ₦120,000
Android infotainment/Tesla style ₦40,000 – ₦350,000

Conclusion

Both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport over the years have independently won fans based on the unique designs of present generations. The Range Rover is more of an executive ambiance wheeled vehicle while the Sport is for the car enthusiasts. No matter the one you go for, once you are facelifting, always remember to budget a new paint job/wrap job for the completion of the process.

A Range Rover facelift without a new matching paint job/ wrap job is very tacky because of the fabrication processes that would happen in the course of upgrading.

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Facelift kit for Range Rover 2010

It is very difficult to be a victim of a Range Rover facelift scam when buying one. The interior is always very different so the internet would easily help you. Always check the interior and judge the car’s model from the inside.

This all about how to upgrade Range Rover cars in Nigeria. We hope you get the best knowledge before deciding to facelift your Rover. Stay tuned with us for more articles like this!

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