The new refreshed 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe will hit the market in late 2017 according to some rumors. Coming from the factories of a legendary automaker, this new 4X4 extraordinaire is a hot prospect for auto enthusiasts. There is no official statement as of now, but spy cameras have been able to get a glimpse of their latest creation. The photographers claim to have seen this heavily camouflaged vehicle putting in some laps around the Nurburgring racing circuit.
2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe – Facts worth speculating about design elements
From the expectancy, expect this new sports coupe to be using Jaguar’s F-pace platform. The introduction of a swooping roof could come in giving this coupe a more stylish look. Although the prototype seen in photos had a highly guarded outlook, some exterior features have been identified. So, one can envisage the 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe to come with thinner backlights or taillights, an angular rear glass, and a slightly wider rear portion. Front fascia wise, a strong resemblance to the standard Range Rover can be seen.
How will the interior shape up?
At first glance it can be seen that this new sports coupe has a lower cargo capacity; being a smaller version of a larger SUV. The customers can expect to have slightly reduced headroom for rear seat occupants.
There are some speculations about the availability of more plush and comfortable seats for greater ride comfort. Drivers can expect to have the latest infotainment system to be integrated into the central console. Bluetooth and USB connectivity will come as standard on all trims of this 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe.
Rumors regarding Engine and Powertrain Changes
Recent developments suggest that a 3.0 liter supercharged V-6 can come as a standard. Other variants may come with a turbocharged V-6 and an almighty supercharged 5.0 liter V-8 capable of churning out 550 HP of raw power. The new 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe will most probably come with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. This performance vehicle might also be subjected to a performance SVR tuning, to give it that extra punch.
How much will this new coupe cost and who are going to be its main competitors
Being a luxury vehicle, one can expect to see this coupe to come with a premium over its standard non-coupe sibling. So, price tags might start from approximately $70,000 or more, depending on which variant to choose.
The Land Rover’s main propaganda behind this launch is to challenge the German duo of BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Both Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been widely successful in this market but both have their limitations; which is exactly what the 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe will look to exploit.
When will this sports coupe make its market entry?
The car magazines and speculators, expect to see this new Range Rover in showrooms by the last quarter of 2017. But no official launch details have been mentioned by Land Rover, so dates might get pushed back to next year.
In conclusion, one can say that 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe is all set to make a blockbuster entry into U.S showrooms. This situation is made even more exciting by the fact that this new coupe will be exchanging blows with some formidable competitors who have proved themselves in real world market scenarios.