Late last year, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the all-new full-size Range Rover SUV, which garnered a lot of acclaim for its sleek design from automotive aficionados all around the world. The Range Rover Sport, the baby brother of the Range Rover, has finally been revealed.
The first generation Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005 as a smaller alternative to the full-size Range Rover. It's been a direct rival to midsize executive SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and BMW X5 since then.
Range Rover Sport, like its larger sibling, retains its smooth and elegant look, which is a rarity in a market flooded with aggressively built SUVs.
The front bumper is beefier than before, with two grilles and many vents, and the headlamps are sharper and sleeker. The door handles are flush with the vehicle's sleek, flowing doors on the side.
Massive alloy wheels, blacked-out A, B, C, and D pillars, and a black trim piece front of each front passenger door that replicates the side vents in previous versions are among the other distinguishing elements.
The back end differs significantly from prior models. Everything is more refined and understated, and the back bumper is nearly non-existent. The taillights are now sharper and more contemporary, yet the forward-slanted tail-hatch shape hasn't changed.
The inside of the 2018 Range Rover Sport appears to be clean, classic, and beautiful, making it a pleasant place to spend time.
It boasts a bigger and more modern infotainment system, touch-sensitive controls with haptic feedback, a leather-wrapped shift knob, an all-digital driver's display, and numerous other improvements.
Range Rover Sport is a midsize SUV with only five seats. The Sport variant, like the full-size Range Rover, offers plenty of elegance and comfort.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport will be available with a selection of turbocharged 6-cylinder engines with outputs ranging from 355 to 500 horsepower (hp), depending on the version. The hybrid electric motor's power increase and efficiency assist those with more than 400 horsepower.
The BMW-sourced 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine is the most coveted powertrain option for enthusiasts. Although Land Rover has yet to provide performance data for the Range Rover Sport, we do know that this engine can produce up to 627 horsepower and 750 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.
Range Rover Sport, like its larger brother, offers dynamic air suspension for excellent on- and off-road performance. On paper, the Range Rover Sport is a solid performer, thanks to features like a limited-slip differential and anti-roll bars.
Given that it competes with high-performance SUVs; Range Rover Sport will likely have the same price as well. Although the business has yet to reveal the official pricing, it is expected to start at roughly $120,000 and rise to around $140,000 with all the bells and whistles.
It's reasonable to argue that the new Range Rover Sport commands such a high price tag for the luxury, brand value, comfort, performance, and utility it provides.