Range Rover Sport has been refreshed for 2018

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2018 Range Rover Sport Reveal (8)

● Updates across the Range Rover Sport line-up are headlined with new PHEV, combining electric and petrol power for sustainable performance:

○ Total power / torque output: 404PS (297kW) / 640Nm

○ Combined NEDC fuel economy: 101mpg

○ Combined NEDC CO2 emissions: 64g/km

○ Electric-only range: 31 miles (51km)

○ Rapid charging time: 2 hours 45 minutes

● Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler

● Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder, V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines along with new plug-in hybrid electric model

● New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds

● Range Rover Sport’s exterior design enhanced to underline its dynamic character

● Available to order from Land Rover retailers now, priced from £61,315 (OTR). Customers should visitwww.landrover.com for more information


Whitley, UK, 4 October 2017 – The new Range Rover Sport is transformed by technology, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain delivering efficiency, capability and performance like never before.

Today’s reveal follows the news that from 2020 all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be electrified and marks the next step on the Great British company’s electrification journey.


In addition to efficient PHEV options, every Range Rover Sport has an enhanced design and new consumer technology. The flagship SVR now delivers 575PS, making it the fastest Range Rover to date. This is an SUV driven to another level of dynamic capability, with breadth of appeal and desirability like no other.

“When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design. The addition of design-enabled technologies, such as our new infotainment system and the LED headlights demonstrate our drive towards ever greater desirability for the customer.”

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

2018 Range Rover Sport Interiors (2)

The British-designed, engineered and built Range Rover Sport has sold more than 732,000 since it was introduced in 2004. Its unrivalled mix of refinement and exhilarating performance has starred on TV and in movies around the world.

The latest Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Badged P400e, the new model provides sustainable performance by combining a 300PS (221kW) 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 116PS (85kW) electric motor. The 404PS (297kW) total available power output[1] – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km/h in only 6.7 seconds) and a maximum speed of 137mph (220km/h). With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain mixes dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Land Rover capability, comfort and refinement.

Thanks to its electrified powertrain, Range Rover Sport P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and offers an all-electric range of up to 31 miles (51km) without the petrol engine running. For the first time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emission, near-silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability as well as entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.


Drivers can select from two driving modes to best suit their needs:

1. Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions:

o SAVE function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level.

o Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function – entering a destination in the navigation system enables the feature, which utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy.

2. EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres, reaffirming Range Rover Sport’s outstanding breadth of capability.

"The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency. The introduction of our advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV.”

Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover

The motor is powered by a 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Land Rover engineers delivered a set-up that maximises interior space and provides ideal weight distribution. The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor.

A full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.

With significant changes under the skin, the exterior has evolved to harmonise and modernise the design, making the Range Rover Sport look more dynamic without changing its character.

At the front, the striking new design is enabled by all-new LED headlights, sitting alongside a redesigned grille. This is complemented by a new bumper with a more aggressive profile. The new PHEV derivative also includes access to the 7kW on-board charger hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.

Inside the cabin the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, called ‘Blade’ by its developers, is the most advanced ever created by Jaguar Land Rover and is truly state-of-the-art. Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin, blending a futuristic, elegant feel with an intuitive, engaging interface and unrivalled functionality.


In-car connectivity is enhanced with up to 14 power points, including a domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices topped up. The introduction of the Jaguar Land Rover Activity Key also brings new levels of convenience to the Range Rover Sport, allowing customers to lock and unlock their vehicle without the need to carry a key fob – ideal for outdoor pursuits.

The new Range Rover Sport has been enhanced with further technologies for greater comfort and convenience:

● Gesture sunblind: opened and closed by an advanced gesture control system that senses an occupant’s hand movement. All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear view mirror, and forwards to close


● Advanced Tow Assist: takes care of the difficult counter-steering required to position trailers accurately when reversing. The driver can simply guide the trailer into the desired space using the rotary controller for the Terrain Response 2 system

● Pixel-laser LED headlights: advanced technology provides greater luminance and intelligently blanks sections of LEDs to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers


Those looking for the ultimate performance SUV will relish the potent new SVR derivative, which takes the Range Rover Sport into new territory. Power is up to 575PS, delivering the 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds), while bold design revisions and the increased use of carbon fibre construction make the new SVR more dramatic, faster and more agile than before.

Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the new Range Rover Sport will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility and is available to order now with first deliveries from the end of 2017 (market dependent).

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Fully detailed US Order Guide for the refreshed 2018 Range Rover Sport

35 pages of real details on the just announced 2018 Range Rover Sport & 2019 Range Rover Sport PHEV

2018 Range Rover Sport: New Vehicle Content, Pricing & Order Guide (5MB PDF)


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August 2017 software updates bring these enhancements to the 2017 Range Rover and others


PATHFINDER Software Release – 0030, dated 8/2017

Applies to:
17MY Range Rover / L405
17MY Range Rover Sport / L494
17MY Discovery / L462
18MY Range Rover Velar / L560

This update includes the following enhancements to InControl Touch Pro:

Improvements to the system. This is to address concerns relating to the touch screen being blank following a vehicle restart after an immediate shutdown.

Improvements to the camera system. This is to resolve concerns relating to the message ‘Camera system not available, consult your Dealer’ displaying when reverse gear is selected.

Improvements to Bluetooth phone call handling. This is to address concerns relating to Bluetooth audio sound not muting or lowering when receiving phone calls, and the navigation guidance overriding the phone call audio.

Improvements to voice commands. This is to address concerns relating to the feedback accent not being heard when using voice commands, and the selection of phone categories when using voice commands in Spanish.

Improvements to the navigation system. This is to address concerns relating to the navigation guidance continuing after reaching the destination, and the navigation system forgetting the destination and returning to the default screen. This will also address concerns where the navigation icon is displayed but not usable (Japanese vehicles only).

Improvements to media handling. This is to resolve concerns relating to the user being unable to switch the audio source, and the tune scan displaying indefinitely (SDARS only).

2017 Range Rover Sport USA Marketing Bulletin, MPR16-12, HSE Dynamic replaces HST and more


2017 MY Range Rover Sport Product Information, MPR16-12 (PDF, 15 pages)

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2017 Range Rover Sport gets feature parity with Range Rover, InControl Touch Pro and New Driver Assistance Features





  • New driver assistance technologies introduced to Range Rover Sport including Advanced Tow Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Low Traction Launch technology enhances all-terrain capability
  • Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ now standard across the Range Rover Sport line-up features a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen
  • New exterior Design Pack enhancements and broader choice of colors introduced
  • On sale from late 2016, with pricing starting from $65,650
  • UK model gets new four-cylinder diesel engine in the form of the 2.0-litre 240PS/500Nm/45.6mpg  SD4 Ingenium.
  • 2017 Range Rover Sport UK Brochure in PDF

(MAHWAH, NJ) – August 16, 2016 – The status of the Range Rover Sport as a top-tier luxury performance SUV has been strengthened with a range of enhancements for 2017 model year. The latest model features the introduction of innovative new driver assistance technologies and greater scope for bespoke personalization.

Introduced in 2013, the Range Rover Sport is a genuine Land Rover success story, delivering all the refinement and capability expected from a large SUV with the engaging experience of a performance vehicle. Underlining this is the Range Rover Sport SVR which sits at the top of the Range Rover Sport line-up and takes on-road performance to new heights with a potent 550HP Supercharged V8 engine, achieving 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds.

For 2017, Land Rover has introduced a series of new advanced driver assistance technologies to Range Rover Sport including Blind Spot Assist, Intelligent Speed Limiter and Advanced Tow Assist, which assists the driver when maneuvering an attached trailer.

All-terrain capability remains a cornerstone of the Range Rover family and the 2017 model year Range Rover Sport includes a selection of new features to enhance both the on-road and off-road driving experience. Low Traction Launch makes it easier for drivers to pull away on low-grip surfaces while the updated 4x4i menu presents key vehicle information when tackling challenging terrain.

Powered by the Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ system, the enlarged touchscreen features a new 10.2-inch display for greater ease-of-use and clarity and features tablet-style pinch and zoom functions.

All-new towing technology

Advanced Tow Assist technology is the latest advanced driver assistance feature to be introduced by Land Rover. This feature is a key addition in ensuring that the 2017 model year Range Rover Sport stays ahead of its rivals and assists the driver with the potentially difficult task of reversing while towing a trailer.

Images from a rear-facing camera are relayed to the central touchscreen, allowing the driver to indicate the desired direction of the trailer using the Terrain Response® 2 rotary controller. The vehicle will then steer the trailer into place while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals.

As well as making it easier to maneuver a trailer, the system will alert the driver if a jack-knife situation is imminent, while the driver can monitor their immediate surroundings for potential hazards using the vehicle’s Surround Cameras.

Specialist all-terrain technology

All-terrain capability is a Range Rover trademark and 2017 model year Range Rover Sport takes breadth of capability to new levels in the performance SUV class with the introduction of two advanced technologies.

Low Traction Launch is designed to assist the driver when pulling away from a standstill on low grip surfaces, such as mud, wet grass or ice(2). The technology can be selected manually using the central touchscreen menu. Alternatively the vehicle will automatically prompt the driver to select Low Traction Launch whenever the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode is selected using the Terrain Response 2 controller.

Once active, the system controls the amount of torque the driver is able to apply when pressing the accelerator mitigating the likelihood of experiencing a loss of traction. Active at speeds below 19mph (30km/h) the system can also be used to negotiate slippery surfaces or inclines once the vehicle is moving.

An enhanced All-Terrain Info Center is also part of the improvements for 2017 model year. Accessible via the central touchscreen it displays useful information when driving off-road, such as vehicle geometry, slope assist engagement and wheel information(3). This display also now includes Drive Assist, which uses the vehicle’s surround cameras to help with low-speed maneuvers when off-road.

Enhanced connectivity

One of the most significant changes to the 2017 Range Rover Sport is the introduction of InControl Touch Pro™ which features a larger central touchscreen display. As a result, the infotainment system features smoother controls and a wider range of connectivity options and apps than ever before(3).

The larger screen measures 10.2-inches, a significant increase over the previous eight-inch design. The increased dimensions have allowed the Land Rover interior design team to remove the hard keys previously required, resulting in a cleaner dashboard with no compromise to functionality.

One of the key aspects of InControl Touch Pro™ is the ability to pinch and zoom when navigating maps, or swipe through menu screens as you would on a smartphone or tablet. Functions now require fewer actions, improving ease of use.

The introduction of the latest infotainment system delivers bespoke apps for functions such as music playback, contacts and calendars that are mirrored on the central touchscreen when the driver’s smartphone is connected to the vehicle.

In addition, InControl Remote allows drivers to control a number of vehicle functions remotely using the dedicated smartphone app. Owners can check data such as the mileage or fuel level, lock and unlock the vehicle, adjust the climate control settings and remote start the vehicle.

There have also been significant upgrades for the fully integrated satellite navigation system(3). Commute Mode is an intuitive new function that learns regular journeys so customers don’t have to set a destination manually. It recognizes frequent trips, for example the drive to work, and automatically redirects drivers if the regular route is congested. Door-to-door routing allows the customer to set a route using the Land Rover app and transfer it to the vehicle. Once the vehicle is parked, final directions to the destination can be viewed on a smartphone so customers can complete their journey on foot.

Simplified option selection

The 2017 Range Rover Sport has a simplified selection of advanced driver assistance packs. All derivatives have a comprehensive suite of technologies as standard equipment including Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning. For 2017, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) joins that list. The system monitors the road ahead of the vehicle through its forward facing stereo camera and will warn the driver of any potential collision risks. If the driver fails to respond to the warning, the AEB system is designed to apply emergency braking to help mitigate damage depending on the speed in which the vehicle is traveling.

The optional Drive Pack contains all the standard features in addition to Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Reverse Traffic Detection, while Intelligent Speed Limiter is a new feature for 2017. Intelligent Speed Limiter uses Traffic Sign Recognition to read speed limit signs and is designed to automatically adjust the vehicle’s speed accordingly. Once the driver has accepted the on-screen prompts they will be unable to exceed this limit unless they cancel the command.

Driver Condition Monitor is another new addition. It analyses steering inputs and takes into account factors such as the time of day and journey time to warn the driver if signs of fatigue are detected.

The Drive Pro Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking and adds Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist for 2017. Blind Spot Assist monitors for vehicles approaching from behind or those in the vehicle’s blind spot. If the driver begins to change lanes in circumstances that could pose a risk of a collision, the vehicle is designed to automatically apply gentle steering input to guide the vehicle back into its lane. Lane Keep Assist provides gentle corrective steering inputs if the driver veers out of their lane without indicating.

Exterior enhancements

A number of updates have also been made to select Range Rover Sport design options for the 2017 model year.

Customers are able to choose from an even wider choice of colors, heightening the level of personalization and luxury design of their vehicle thanks to an increased Special Vehicle Operations color palette. Buyers can pick from 19 new colors ranging from contemporary pearlescent whites to sophisticated greys, as well as luxurious high-gloss and satin finishes.