The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe is a more libertine and carefree version of the Range Rover Sport SUV. Basically, Land Rover is following the steps, though a little late, of BMW with its X6 released in April 2008, and Mercedes-Benz with its GLE Coupé released in 2009. Its release is anticipated to be next year and it is expected to be a light-weighted SUV since some suspect it to be made around a single chassis and suspension, just as the Jaguar F-Pace. Mechanically its supposed to be a lot like the Range Rover Sport. The model was received with little surprise since sales for the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, its immediate competitors, have shown these models to be profitable.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe – Design
In its interior, this Sport Coupe SUV is supposed to follow the current JLR design language: a sumptuous cabin, automatic climate control, HD radio, eight-speaker audio system, central 8-inch screen for navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone integration, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, metal and wood finishes, and plenty of noise reducing materials to keep everything silent. Of course, all of these internal attributes may be altered to give the new SUV a sportier feel. It will offer enough space for four passengers in its normal layout.
The new design brings a completely new look to the exterior. For example, its slanted windows make it look more aggressive. Its swoopy roofline, along with the bumper and lower fascia changes, gives this Sport Coupé SUV a more aerodynamic feel. Along with these changes, the have a sharply angled rear glass, thinner taillights, and wider rear haunches. It is rumored to come out with two exhaust pipes and mufflers, two air inlets and a massive grille.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe – Engine Specs
As a drivetrain base, this 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe will feature a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit, with the option of a turbodiesel engine for the Europian and Asian markets. This engine variant is set to be released in the US also to cater to customers who live in areas where this kind of engine is needed. There is also the possibility of a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. All of these are probabilities that, given the history of the company, may be real, but we’ll have to wait until the SUV is released to corroborate them.
What is almost certain, though, is that the engines will be sold along with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is another rumor, this one may not be true, but in the case it was, a lot of possible customers will actually consider buying this SUV. The rumor at hand says that the new Coupé SUV could have, as an option, the new, all-electric powertrain that JLR is developing for its I-Peace EV. It may be possible, considering that the state of California has a target of 15% percent fleet mix of battery electric vehicles.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe – Release Date and MSRP
It is rumored that the price range of 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe is set at $78,000. Please have into account that these are all approximations. Some have said that it will be released between 2017, though others strongly suggest that the beginning of 2018 is a more accurate release date.