Range Rover Sport Updated for 2018, Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2019

Range Rover Sport Updated for 2018, Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2019

Expected to arrive in showrooms in early 2018, the new 2018 Range Rover Sport will boast new technology features and updated interior and exterior designs while a plug-in hybrid model is set to arrive for the 2019 model year. The exterior look of the new Range Rover Sport features a new design that is highlighted by the new LED headlight design sitting beside a redesigned grille. Additionally, a new bumper is also added and the vehicle in general has a more aggressive profile. Inside, the Range Rover Sport features a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which represents a major automotive design and technology advancement and utilizes two high-definition 10-in. touchscreens which form the centerpiece of the minimalist cabin. In-car connectivity is also enhanced with up to 14 power points and includes a domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices charged. The Range Rover Sport lineup will consist of both V6 and V8 gasoline models, a V6 diesel model and the 575 horsepower Range Rover Sport SVR.

The 2019 Range Rover Sport PHEV is the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to be announced by JLR and will be badged as the P400e. The new model will combine a 296 horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 114 horsepower electric motor. The total horsepower comes in at 398 along with an impressive 472 lb-ft. of torque. It will feature an all-electric range of up to 51 km and allows users to select from two driving modes to suit their needs. The Parallel Hybrid mode combines gasoline and electric drive whiel the Predictive Energy Optimization function utilizes GPS altitude date for the selected route to intelligently combine the electric motor and gasoline engine to maximize fuel economy.

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