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2018 Range Rover Sport announced

By Chris Thompson, 05 Oct 2017 News

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Supercharged V8 SVR now scores 423kW and 4.5s 0-100km/h sprint

Australia is set to receive a new lineup of Range Rover Sport models, with engines starting at the 2.0-litre SD4 and topping off with the supercharged 5.0-litre SVR V8.

Also coming to Australia is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Range Rover Sport PHEV.

The 297kW/640Nm hybrid has two drive modes, parallel hybrid for a combination of petrol and electric, or EV mode which has a 51km electric-only range.

2018-Range-Rover-Sport-front.jpgBut the biggest draw in the new lineup is the most powerful, the Range Rover Sport SVR, which scores the same engine and power output (423kW/700Nm) as the Jaguar F-Type V8 SVR.

Jaguar Land Rover says this means the Range Rover Sport SVR will sprint to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

Also, a more extensive employment of carbon fibre makes the SVR “more dramatic, faster and more agile than before.”

2018-Range-Rover-Sport-drive.jpgJaguar Land Rover Australia has confirmed that the SVR will head to Australia, with a few other members of the range.

The 2018 Range Rover Sport range will start from $95,100 (plus on-roads) in SD4 S guise, but expect the bonkers SVR to top the $230K mark.

Managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Australia Matthew Wiesner says the addition of the