Land Rover is dealing with a mid-cycle update for its Range Rover Sport and we have actually just spotted a model.
The current Range Rover Sport, the nameplate’s 2nd iteration, was brand new for the 2014 model year. The original had a life-span of about eight years, and presuming the same for the present model it suggests we should see this mid-cycle update presented for the 2018 model year.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Design
The various prototypes we’ve seen over the previous numerous months all sport a new bumper style characterized by a new shape for the air intakes and license plate assistance. There is likewise a modified grille surround and the lights at both ends appear to feature revised internals.
Comparable updates to those you see here seem set for the flagship Range Rover SUV, whose present generation was introduced a year prior to the current Range Rover Sport. The high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR has likewise been identified in updated form.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine
The latest prototype is for an amazed variation of the Range Rover Sport, as shown by the caution sticker on the windshield. Land Rover currently sells a diesel-electric hybrid variation of the Range Rover Sport (and Range Rover) in some markets however this model is believed to be a new plug-in hybrid model making use of an inline-4 fuel engine for its internal combustion component.
Land Rover previewed the technology in 2015 in its Range Rover Sport Concept_e PHEV (revealed above). The idea featured an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission. The electric motor was powered by a lithium-ion battery kept in the trunk and might drive the vehicle on its own along with aid the gas engine throughout high-load situations.
No modifications are anticipated for the remainder of the powertrain lineup. The Range Rover Sport in the United States is currently used 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 updated Range Rover Sport to debut alongside the updated Range Rover later this year.