2018 Range Rover Sport Spotted Testing

The popular SUV is now entering a new life-cycle as 2018 Range Rover Sport. A worthy entry in Land Rover’s Range Rover line-up, the Range Rover Sport lives up to its moniker by putting out impeccable road manners and go anywhere. The Range Rover Sport gets the most credit for its intriguing design and the 2018 model will embrace it.

2018 Range Rover Sport front

2018 Range Rover Sport ­- Style Statement

The front fascia on 2018 Range Rover Sport will come updated with a larger air intake and sleek headlights. Down below, the front bumper will drop low and integrate a robust skid plate. All 4 wheel arches will protrude from the body to characterize muscular haunches. The front door mirrors and door handles will share body color. Speaking of which, the exterior color option will include Kaikoura Stone, Zanzibar, Waitomo Gray, Indus Silver, Firenze Red, Loire Blue and several others.

The new generation changes will come heavy on the interior cabin of 2018 Range Rover Sport as well. This cabin will flaunt soft-touch materials in the dashboard, center console, and door panels. The seats will integrate perforated leather upholstery with contrast stitching. The infotainment system will get updated with intuitive rotary controls.

2018 Range Rover Sport interior

Engine Revisions

The 2018 Range Rover Sport will retain all of the 3 powertrains previously used.

  • At the entry level, a 3.0L supercharged V6 will be good for producing outputs of more than 340 HP and 332 lb-ft torque. This status of the output figures even conveys that 0 to 60 mph run will take less than 6.6 seconds to push top speed at 130 mph. Correspondingly, EPA ratings will see improvements and the figures will stay close to 22 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway/ 24 mpg combined.

 

  • The 2nd in the option will be a 254 HP 3.0L turbocharged V6. This one is targeted to produce an exhilarating torque of almost 443 lb-ft. These improved outputs will even cater fuel economy to check at 21 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highways and 23 mpg on a combined scale.

 

  • Top in the range of 2018 Range Rover Sport will be a 5.0L supercharged V6 that will be exclusive to SVR. With several tweaks, this engine will suffice for cranking out 550 HP and 502 lb-ft torque. The big boy’s output will put out acceleration status as 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. Official mileage ratings are expected to touch the 21 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway/ 23 mpg combined.

2018 Range Rover Sport rear

Competitors, Launch Date and Price

The competition for 2018 Range Rover Sport will come from the likes of Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW X6. The dealerships might get this new-gen Range Rover Sport during the last quarters of 2017.

To embrace versatility in performance, the Land Rover will carry over the trims of Range Rover Sport. These trim levels include – SE, SVR, HSE, Dynamic, HSE Dynamic, Supercharged and Autobiography. Similarly, pricing will vary with these trims; the base model (SE) could start at around $66,000 and range-topping trim (SVR) could cost as much as $130,000.

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