The current generation of the Range Rover Sport has been released back in 2013 and it didn’t change much since. In order to get back at the top of its class, it looks like a new model is on its way. Even though so far the manufacturer didn’t release much information about their upcoming model, this has been seen testing a few times now. Like before, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport will be released in regular and sports trim levels, so it should easily please most of its customers. Even though the car will not receive a full redesign, it should still be considerably better than the ongoing model.
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News Plug-in Hybrid
When you pair a diesel engine with an electric motor what you get is a hybrid. This is exactly what Land Rover did with Range Rover. And, that’s it. Besides it’s called Range Rover hybrid the only thing you get is a premium price and more weight. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in which is in the works, won’t be a transitional solution because the British manufacturer collaborates on plug-in versions of both standard and Sport versions.
According to motortrend.com CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Ralph Speth talked about upcoming vehicles on 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new hybrid will be formed by pairing a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with an electric motor. The full electric range for this vehicle should be 30 miles. The entire setup was previewed in 2015, with a Range Rover Sport Concept_e PHEV. The electric motor of this car was positioned between the regular engine and transmission gear.
At the moment there isn’t too much information available regarding 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid. The little info we have on our hands says that more will be known in October. For all of you with a feel for nature and fuel consumption these models will be available in the US by early spring of 2018.
The only downfall of this model might be its price. It’s too soon to speculate about the cost, but the diesel version of this SUV is already considered a fuel-efficient but pricey. With the addition of plug-in system, the stock will only rise, but we do not doubt that Range Rover Sport hybrid will find its customers.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – What will change?
As we said, it will continue to be based on Land Rover’s D7u architecture which it shares with its larger sibling. This is an all aluminum structure, so it is not only light but also incredibly stiff.
Thanks to that the car sports considerably better NVH levels than some of its rivals and it is one of the safest cars in its class.
The upcoming 2018 redesign is expected to leave this unchanged. However, the running gear is expected to receive some upgrades.
For starters, it looks like the new Sport will come as standard with air-suspension which this time around will be able to react to the road conditions
This alone should make it considerably faster and better to drive without sacrificing anything. The brakes are likely going to stay the same as before.
Some rumors did suggest the car may receive carbon-ceramics in the front but so far nothing has been confirmed.
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Even though the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is still months away from release, the car has already been spied with very little camouflage on it.
While this new model will be a mid-life facelift, it looks like its design will take an evolutionary path.
In the front, it seems it will receive a brand new grille as well as slimmer headlights
The high-performance SVR version will get honeycomb mesh in its intakes, a new bumper with a larger splitter as well as considerably wider wheel arches than its predecessor.
In the rear, all cars are expected to receive new tail lights as well as what looks to be a new roof spoiler.
Over the rest, the SVR will receive a new quad exhaust system and possibly a new bumper which is going to make the car quite a bit more aggressive than otherwise.
The current model has to be one of the most luxurious cars at this price point. Thanks to that Land Rover won’t have to do much to make the new car stand out.
For starters, it looks like the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is going to receive their all new infotainment system which has been in use on some of their newer cars.
This will benefit from a larger screen and a far better hardware than before.
The instrument cluster might also be revised with a fully digital unit but so far nothing has been confirmed
Engine and Specs of 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
In the US the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is expected to come with the same two engines as before.
The base model will receive the 3.0 liter supercharged V6 which is known to make between 340 and 380 horsepower and a rather impressive 332 lb-ft of torque.
A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel will also be available. With 254 horsepower this doesn’t really impress but it manages a highly respectable 440 lb-ft of torque.
Both of them will drive all four wheels via an 8 speed automatic and both of them will get the car to 60 MPH in less than 7.5 seconds which is highly impressive considering it weighs over 5,000 pounds.
The high-performance version of the Sport, the SVR, will benefit from the same 5.0 liter supercharged V8 as before.
Most rumors seem to suggest that the engine will make more than the older unit which was rated at 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque
Considering Jaguar’s latest offering, it is safe to assume the new Sport might provide north of 600 horsepower which would make it one of the most powerful, and likely fastest, full-size premium SUVs on the market.
Release and Price
According to unofficial information, the new Range Rover Sport arrives next year in showrooms.
|2017 Model||MSRP From|
|Range Rover Sport||$65,600|
The price should be slightly higher than the previous model, the base version starting from $62,000.
Range Rover Sport has a tough task. It needs to bring many innovations and equipment to overcome rivals given that its direct competitors are models from Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Maserati and BMW. In the following text, we will list some rivals.
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