The latest news indicates that sometime during 2021, the manufacturer will present the next generation of its popular SUV, and it is the 2021 Range Rover Sport. So, it will be underpinned with a new platform which will significantly reduce its weight. The exterior will also be refreshed while the cabin will get a new touchscreen with the latest infotainment system.
Engine and performance of the 2021 Range Rover Sport
The upcoming Range Rover Sport is going to hit the road with several types of engines which also power the current model. And all the engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and the all-wheel-drive system will be standard. So, the base is a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine which is able to make 296 hp and 296 pound-feet of torque. This engine will also use an electric motor of 85 kWh that can produce 114 hp. So, the total output of this engine will be 398 horses and 472 lb-ft of torque.
The next is a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged diesel engine which in the SE and HSE models can develop 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. This unit is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, the manufacturer will also offer a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 unit with the output of 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. It will be rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Moreover, the Range Rover Sport will also offer a 5.0-liter V-8 supercharged engine. And this one will make 518 hp and the torque of 461 lb-ft. As for the fuel economy, it will get 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. This same unit will be capable of making 575 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque in the SVR model. And it is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
The exterior of the Range Rover Sport
First of all, the new 2021 Range Rover Sport will be switched to a completely new platform called MLA. The Modular Longitudinal Architecture. Although it is not yet precisely said, thanks to this new platform, the 2021 Range Rover Sport will arrive significantly lighter. And visually, it is expected to be refreshed featuring new front and rear fascias.
2021 Range Rover Sport interior design
Inside, the manufacturer will revise it with the latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with a pair of 10-inch displays. As well, the brand-new Range Rover Sport will get the Smart settings which were initially used in the Jaguar E-Pace model which will allow the vehicle to memorize the driver’s habits. Some new tech features are also expected so as the new safety systems.
Release date and price of the 2021 Range Rover Sport
The newest Range Rover Sport should hit the market sometime during 2021. The price is not yet available. But it will most likely be higher than the price of the current model which begins at around $68,800.