Land Rover is dealing with a mid-cycle update for its Range Rover Sport and we have actually simply identified a model.
The existing Range Rover Sport, the nameplate’s second iteration, was all-new for the 2014 model year. The original had a life expectancy of about 8 years, and assuming the exact same for the present model it indicates we ought to see this mid-cycle update presented for the 2018 model year.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Design
The numerous prototypes we’ve seen over the previous several months all sport a brand-new bumper design identified by a brand-new shape for the air consumption and license plate assistance. There is also a revised grille surround and the lights at both ends appear to feature revised internals.
Comparable updates to those you see here look to be set for the flagship Range Rover SUV, whose current generation was introduced a year prior to the existing Range Rover Sport. The high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR has also been found in upgraded form.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine
The current model is for an energized version of the Range Rover Sport, as indicated by the warning sticker on the windshield. Land Rover currently offers a diesel-electric hybrid variation of the Range Rover Sport (and Range Rover) in some markets but this prototype is believed to be a brand-new plug-in hybrid model making use of an inline-4 gas engine for its internal combustion part.
Land Rover previewed the technology in 2015 in its Range Rover Sport Concept_e PHEV (shown above). The concept featured an electrical motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission. The electric motor was powered by a lithium-ion battery stored in the trunk and could drive the vehicle by itself in addition to aid the gas engine throughout high-load scenarios.
No changes are expected for the rest of the powertrain lineup. The Range Rover Sport in the United States is presently provided with a 340-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, a 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel, a 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Release Date
Search for the upgraded Range Rover Sport to debut together with the upgraded Range Rover later on this year.