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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: SVR, Release Date, Hybrid

Back in 2004, the Land Rover Company has extended the Range Rover lineup with a Sport model. It represents the smaller, more affordable and more agile version of the large full size SUV-Range Rover. And although the company already has the Evoque and Velar models in the offer, the Range Rover Sport seems to be very popular on the roads and the company has sold a great amount of these vehicles since it has been introduced. Now the upcoming 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is once again set for a redesign.

For the 2018 model year, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport will bring many upgrades. It is going to be refreshed in all segments so as the more powerful SVR version. The exterior styling will be slightly revised but it will generally look almost identical to the current model. Inside, it will feature two large displays with upgraded infotainment system. Furthermore, the range-topping SVR will get even more power than before under its hood. As well, what we find very interesting is that the future Land Rover will also offer a hybrid version of this model.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport front

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport types of engines and performances

Under the hood of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport will be placed several types of engine. The base will be a 3.0-liter V-6 supercharged unit which will deliver 340 horsepower. The next option will be a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged powertrain. This one will have the output of 254 hp. If you want more power, there will be a 5.0-liter V-8 engine which will be able to generate 518. Moreover, the most powerful version will be found in the SVR model. This one will use the same 5.0-liter V-8 which will produce even 575 horses.

Finally, the new Range Rover Sport will most likely feature a plug-in hybrid unit too. It will be a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor. All together, they will be able to make 398 hp. The large battery will provide an all-electric range of around 30 miles. However, a hybrid version is expected to arrive after the release of the standard model.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport rear

Design of exterior and interior

When it comes to the external appearance, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport will arrive with some small, subtle changes. Generally, it will keep the same look of its predecessor. So, the only things we will notice will be the new design of the grille and slightly revised, slimmer LED headlamps.

Inside, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport will be more modernized. Precisely, the new Land Rover will receive two large 10.0-inch touchscreens with upgraded infotainment system. Furthermore, the design of the cabin will slightly refreshed with slimmer seats and more cargo space. As well, it will receive a new air ionization system too.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport cabin

Release date and price

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport should be presented in showrooms in the beginning of 2018. As for the price, it will start at roughly $67,000 and it will go up to $82,500 for the top trims.

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