Land Rover released the first details and accompanying images of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The new lineup includes not only a more powerfull SVR model, but also JLR’s first plug-in hybrid model, the Range. Rover Sport P400e.
For the Internal Combustion Range Rover, you’ll see examples of the 2018 model year with their new, slimmer LED headlights that feature a narrower grille. Lower fascias and redone wing vents are also on the program, as are new wheel models.
Inside, a redesigned cabin offers thinner seats, more storage space and a new air ionization system. The big new thing in the cabin? A moonroof umbrella controlled by gestures. That’s right, the awning will open or close when you shake your hand. The biggest upgrade to the Sport interior is almost certainly Touch Pro Duo, the same 10-inch infotainment system that I experienced in August in the new 2018 Range Rover Velar. During my few days of driving in the latter, Touch Pro Duo proved to be lively, beautifully lively, and above all largely intuitive, despite its myriad functions. It will take much longer for TPD to validate its capabilities (previous JLR systems are not known for trouble-free operation), but it is a very promising system.
For powertrains, buyers have a handful of options to choose from. The standard unit is a 340-horsepower, 3.0-liter, supercharged V6, and you can opt for a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 254 hp and a 28-mpg highway rating. Those looking for more power have two V-8 options to choose from, both supercharged 5.0-liter units. The first delivers 518 hp, against 510 the previous year. The second, reserved for the Range Rover Sport SVR model, develops 575 hp, against 550 hp the previous year.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport is available to order now and arrives in showrooms early next year. The price starts at $ 67,745, including the destination. Note that similar updates, including the addition of a plug-in hybrid option, will also make their way onto the larger Range Rover for 2018.