The interesting crossover-coupe segment is getting one more important player, yet this time from Great Britain. After the German great invasion of the new Mercedes’ and BMW’s coupe-like SUVs, the n ext important this kind model will be the 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe. Although wisely hidden from the public eyes, the prototype is spotted for the first time deep in Scotland.
2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe: Styling
The 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe will fight against the models such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe, so it must offer at least sufficiently interesting features and pretty cool design. This is why the carmaker plans to add swoopier roofline and sharper rear end. The styling is notably different in the rear, but the front end seems identical to the regular new–generation SUV. Overly, the bodywork reveals one ultra-low roof and sporty rear, which packs two exhaust pipes. The interior is something you will love without any doubt. The carmaker’s latest touchscreen infotainment system and a wide range of driver assistance features are just the small part of what the amazing SUV could offer. The vehicle will likely offer more tech and better cockpit from the regular model.
Since the new generation Range Rover Sport rides on the all-new platform, the 2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe should also use the amazing underpinnings. It’s an aluminum-intensive architecture, which should shed some important weight, and receive several new and highly interesting engines. A new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque will be the base option without any doubt. However, in case you are not satisfied, you can choose a 5.0-liter V-8 that pumps-out around 550 horsepower. Some markets could also get a diesel drivetrain, but not in North America. On the other hand, the US-drivers can expect a plug-in hybrid option in the coming years. Anyway, the engines will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and likely the standard AWD.
Like we said, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe will fight against the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe, and Porsche Cayenne, so the starting price should be in the same range. You can expect a base cost of around $60K, while the top trim level could easily go over $100K.