Spy photographs captured in and around the German racing track at Nurburgring,show what’s widely believed to be the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Those in the industry that has kept track of the evolution of the RR Sport since it debuted back in 2013, will recall the various tweaks and upgrades Land Rover has been making to it.
From the introduction of an awe-inspiring SVR model to a Hybrid engine to upgraded gearboxes – the manufacturer has done a lot to make this nameplate highly relevant – and they’ve succeeded! So what will they bring forth next in the form of their 2018 Range Rover Sport?
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Looks That Matter:
From the spy pictures taken of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, it looks as though the designers are aiming to make the 2.2-ton RR Sport appear a bit more “sportier” than current models. The mid-cycle design upgrades seem to be concentrating on the front of the vehicle, giving the SUV a more elegant look.
Commenting on the new frontal looks, specifically with regards to a new grille just above the bumper of the 2018 Range Rover Sport ,some analysts see it resembling a “frowny face”. Additionally, a couple of vertical air intakes have been added at the side bumper, while the clam-shelled hood appears to include a slightly recessed center region – which would make this design feature unique to the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. No other Range Rover shares this trait.
While those were some apparent design changes that could be distinguished at the front, heavy camouflage can’t quite reveal rear design changes. Bear in mind though that Land Rover could still make other design changes by the time the final product is launched.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Power Thoughts:
Depending on the model, Standard, HST and SVR, the 2018 Range Rover Sport could feature several engine options. The HST may receive a V6, 3.0L supercharged 380 hp engine, producing 40 hp’s more than the current standard model.
A newly minted diesel model – the 2018 Range Rover Sport Diesel – will likely come with a turbodiesel V6, 3.0-liter TD6 that will offer 439 Lbs/ft of torque and produce 245 hp.
Owners of the new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport should expect many a technological treat in their new SUVs. Included amongst the technology could be features like Auto Access Height system, All-Terrain Progress system, and the Start/Stop system.
One of the neat features that the new model is likely to include is the InControl Protect. This technology has the ability to alert emergency services in the event that the vehicle has an accident. Some models will likely feature a higher-end version of this technology, InControl Remote Premium, which includes far more features than the standard service.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport – Release Date and Price
The exact launch date for the 2018 Range Rover Sport isn’t being revealed yet. The current model is only 2 years old, and Land Rover is focused on giving its signature nameplate a mid-cycle facelift. Therefore, given that a typical Range Rover SUV refresh follows an approximately 8-year life cycle, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the new 2018 model is unveiled sometime in late 2017.