Big daddy Range Rover Sport gets Velar treatment and a power boost, and is now ready to take on 2018 with a lot of upgrades.
Land Rover just dropped the pictures and specs of the new 2018 Range Rover Sport and the Sport SVR with a little tease that the car will make an appearance next month at the Dubai International Motorshow. From the looks of it, the Range Rover Sport received an all-around nip and tuck for the performance, the exterior but mainly for interior from what we see.
The Sport has been around since 2013 with the L494 platform, so this facelift/upgrade was expected after five years. The new front looks more sharp and aggressive with the new bumper and velar inspired grill, while you can see usage of newer Pixel Laser LED headlights and LED tail lights, and rear bumper.
You can now pick from several engine options, including a 4-Cylinder 2.0 Litre Turbo, a supercharged V6 or a supercharged V8. For the big juicy SVR, the performance model gains 75PS more than the previous model, so with 575PS and 700Nm, it can do 0-100kph in 4.5 seconds. This makes it the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover to date. Oh and did I mention the usage of Carbon Fiber? The SVR will have an increased usage of carbon fiber, making it more dramatic, faster and more agile.
The new interior of the vehicle has been updated with new Land Rover tech, including the Touch Pro Duo, which the developer wish to call ‘Blade’.
A new gesture-controlled sun blind is now available, where a simple movement to the rear view mirror can activate or disable the sun blind.
It is with no doubt a highly dynamic SUV and to me is way more capable on the street than other performance cars in the same segment, and now with the revisions done all around, I’m sure the new Sport will once again prove itself in the market.