SPIED: Updated 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport in the Snow
Facelifted Model Should Show Up Later This Year
Land Rover will give the Range Rover Sport a little nip/tuck for 2018, if these wintry spy images are to be believed.
Spotted testing in the snow wearing extensive camouflage, this Range Rover Sport features a few updated styling features, most notably in the front. Visible under the camo are two SVR-aping air intakes in the bumper, flanking an A-frame center air inlet below the license plate frame. The intakes (and radiator grille above) feature new mesh patterns that look bolder and more aggressive than the current Range Rover Sport. The front turn signals look like they’ve been relocated from the center of the bumper’s air intakes to the sides, and they’re vertically oriented now.
The reshaped front bumper and grille are paired with what might be narrower headlamps, and we expect LED technology to proliferate the SUV’s lighting. A new clamshell hood also makes an appearance, and looking closely at the camouflage suggests the hood has a significant power bulge in the center. Around back, the trapezoidal exhaust outlets integrate with a smoother diffuser-look bumper, updating the Range Rover Sport’s rear view. Inside, we might be able to assume a new infotainment system is on its way, although that’s just an educated guess. Styling-wise, the Range Rover Sport’s interior looks similar to the current model.
With only slight styling changes (possibly inspired by the upcoming Velar compact SUV), the Range Rover Sport looks to continue its status as one of the best-looking midsize luxury SUVs on the market. To be honest, there wasn’t much that needed changing, and if Land Rover can continue to refine and improve the Sport, it’ll probably remain in the hunt just fine.
Source: SpiedBilde Photography