2018 Range Rover Sport (facelift) bookings in India now open
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Bookings for the 2018 Range Rover Sport (facelift) in India are officially open now. The mid-life refresh brings a number of new features and enhancements to the luxury SUV.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport features an updated exterior with subtle enhancements all around. At the front, there are new slimline Premium LED/Matrix LED/Pixel LED/Pixel-Laser LED headlights, dynamic turn signals, a slimmer grille, a revised bumper with slimmer, brighter LED fog lights. On the sides, the MY2018 model has new alloy wheels. Changes at the rear include a more aggressively slotted spoiler profile and tail lights with new slimline clusters and dynamic turn signals.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport’s interior is more comfortable and packs the latest technologies Land Rover has to offer. In addition to the typical mid-life refresh changes like new colour schemes, the facelifted model has slimmer front seats with improved support, a series of flexible new stowage solutions and new ambient lighting with as many as 10 different colour options. Some of the main new interior features brought by the mid-life refresh are a next-generation head-up display, an all-new 12-inch virtual instrument cluster and the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.
The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system comprises two 10-inch touchscreens. The upper screen’s angle is changeable to counter glare and improve visibility, while the lower screen is fixed. The upper screen is for functions usually used while on the go, such as navigation, media and phone. The lower screen is for comfort and drive-related features such climate control and Terrain Response.
Getting to the mechanical changes, Land Rover has introduced a new weight-optimised 4WD systems offering 50:50 torque split or 42:48 torque split and changes to the engine line-up. In India, four engine options are available: 3.0L TDV6 turbocharged diesel, 4.4L SDV8 turbocharged diesel and 5.0L V8 supercharged petrol. The 5.0L engine now produces 525 PS (+15 PS) and 625 Nm (± 0 Nm) of torque (standard variant)/575 PS (+25 PS) and 700 Nm (+20 Nm) of torque (SVR variant).
The 2018 Range Rover Sport's prices could start at just below INR 1 crore* and go up to INR 1.9 crore*.