The engineers are almost finalizing the technical set-up of the 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV model that arrives in the dealership in beginning 2018. Seemingly, the Range Rover has chosen to embrace electrification after almost 50 years. We recently spied a prototype testing in Sweden, which signifies that the new edition is due at some point next year. A heavy camouflage has been applied to conceal the cosmetic changes that would differentiate this car from other regular versions.
The ongoing RRS model was first introduced in 2013, so this is the right time for some serious upgrade. The inbound Range Rover Sport PHEV highlights a new bumper design. Also, its headlights and taillights are set to receive a nip and tuck. Our spy images reveal that the car’s air intakes on the front bumper will sport an entirely different shape. Although the headlights are fully covered, we anticipate a brand-new configuration.
2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV – Visual Updates
The 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV introduces numerous aesthetic changes that cover the car’s front fascia. The British designers may also restyle the hood. Visual updates are somehow limited at the back, but these slight tweaks at the rear are enough to enable us to make a clear-cut difference between the two incarnations of the high-riding car.
Regarding the external appearance, we found that the prototype sports a new grille, a redesigned bumper and a couple of nips to the lamps at both ends.In our spy photos, it is apparent that the incoming edition has a new wheel design. When it comes to the interior of the 2018 Range Rover
In our spy photos, it is apparent that the incoming edition has a new wheel design. When it comes to the interior of the 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV, our spy shots point out to the contemporary infotainment system.
The system integrates two 10-inch touchscreen infotainment displays. Various functions on the vehicle’s steering wheel have also received an update. Driver assist cameras and sensors take up generous space atop of the windscreen, implying more advanced autonomous driving tech.
2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV – Engine and Battery Specs
The 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV facelift comes in the form of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The outgoing Range Rover Sport lineup impresses as far as green propulsion is concerned. It integrates a diesel-electric powertrain, whereas most automakers who pursue the e-assistance way opt for gas units.
The new model use a 2.0-liter V-6 engine that delivering an output of 300 horsepower(221 kilowatts). The e-motor is rated at 116 hp (85 kW) and giving the combined output of 404 hp (297 kW) and 472 pound-feet of torque. The lithium-ion battery pack 13.1 kWh capacity. It can travel on electric power for up to 31 miles (51 kilometers).
Expected Debut Date and Price
The updated 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV will make its debut early next year. It probably graces the dealership in January of the calendar year 2018.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV will likely have its price starting at $77,000 for basic trims with prices hitting the $94,000 mark for top-level trims. As soon as it touches the showrooms, this model takes on the BMW X5 xDrive40e in the competition arena.