2018 Range Rover Sport unveiled, to get plug-in hybrid version with over 50 km range

According to the company, the facelift model of SVR uses carbon fiber in the body, making it faster and more agile. The 2018 SVR can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

By: | Updated: October 11, 2017 1:01 PM

Land Rover has unveiled the facelift version of the Range Rover Sport for the first time at London Design Museum. The 2018 Range Rover Sport gets updates at exterior & interiors and will go on sale by mid-2018. The facelift Range Rover Sport gets features such as the redesigned grille and LED headlamps. The interiors gets updates such as Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which is known as 'Blade'. Also, it gets two 10-inch high-definition touch-screens and an Activity Key, which can be used to lock or unlock the vehicle. In addition, the company also introduced the Range Rover Sport SVR variant which gets a 5.0 litre, V8 supercharged engine. The 2018 SVR variant produces more power than the current generation variant at 567 hp. According to the company, the facelift model of SVR uses carbon fiber in the body, making it faster and more agile. The 2018 SVR can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Land Rover has also introduced a plug-in hybrid electric version of Range Rover Sport, which is to be known as P400e. The electric version is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine that has been combined with an 85 Kilowatt electric motor. Together, they produce a total power output of 398 hp and 640Nm of torque that is channelled to a four-wheel drive system. The electric hybrid version delivers 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds and can attain a maximum speed of 220km/h. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The Range Rover Sport P400e gives an electric range of 51 km and comes with two drive modes- Parallel hybrid and an Electric Vehicle mode. The company has placed a 13.1 kWh battery at the rear that reduces the boot space. Through rapid charging, 13.1kWh battery can be fully charged in 2 hours 45 minutes and it can be charged through a 7 kW onboard charger, which is placed behind the Land Rover badge at front grille.