On July 21, 2016 Brtisih company start first testing session for 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe at Nürburgring. Leaders in this segment are Mercedes GLE Coupe and BMW X6 who hold the upper hand in the American market. BMW debuted their model before eight years while Mercedes debuted their before nine years. Land Rover late but this is a growing segment and has a space for a good sale. Especially if the company decides to go in the sporty/off-road direction due to German giant cover sporty theme.
Four door coupe SUV should retain off-road abilities and include wide range of powertrains. The basis is the same chassis used by regular Range Rover Sport. That probably mean same suspensions and wheelbase. From under the camouflage looms unique outward appearance while interior act based on JLR design language. This should still leave room for possible more sportier appearance. The biggest gripe could go to little high price and no cargo room.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe Spy Shot
Camouflage is a very specific thing, hiding the key details of the curious public. However the coupe like changes and slanting rear window is evident and represent real refresh for Range Rover design. On the front can notice massive grille with two smaller air inlets into lower fascia. This gives a new shape but air inlets act very similar to regular Range Rover Sport. We will not ignore the fact that this is the first test cession which may indicate a potential bait. It is certain that air inlets and some other details in front brings some own styling cues.
On back can notice independent rear suspension system (but that not surprise) and two exhaust pipes (each on one side). Also seems designers left off lower fascia area of the bumper. This practically means just trailer hitch dangling behind what you can see in the picture below. The rest of the body was well hidden and we will have to wait to SUV Coupe start losing mask.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe Interior
Look in the cockpit reveals more or even more obscure. It is certain we can say that is expected to 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe interior based on regular Range Rover Sport. In functional terms this means large center stack, wide and thin dashboard with sloping face and same steering wheel with lot command buttons. From news we could see fully digital cluster and latest JLR’s infotainment system. Seats can include unique leather color combinations and in cabin certainly will not be the third row of seats. Some rumors go so far as to claim that there will be four individual seats with full center console running between it.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe Engine
It is too early to talk about the drive units or should be expected wide range of engine. As base engine should be offered 2.0 L Inline-4 gasoline mated to ZF automatic transmission with eight speed. Next to full-time 4WD system new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe need to maintain adjustable air suspension and lockable center and rear differentials. The aforementioned basic Ingenium engine provide maximum speed up to 155 mph (250 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 7.5 seconds.
The range of offered engines should include most powerful supercharged 5.0 L V-8 engine and SVR version. Outside the US market expect to see couple turbo diesel engine option.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe Release Date, Price
Excellent news for new 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe is growing segment despite the very strong German competition. Premiere should be sometime in 2017 which suggests a model for 2018. Elementary Range Rover Sport start from $65,000 what could mean that new SUV Coupe can start from around 78,000 to 80,000 dollars before option.