2021 Range Rover Sport Preview: No Bigger Changes For The Next Year
It’s no secret that some big things are about to happen in the near future when it comes to Land Rover lineup. Although we already know pretty much all of them, some of them won’t come that soon. The 2021 Range Rover Sport is a perfect example, as it looks like the current generation is about to remain in production for a couple of more years. The company is currently busy with the next generation of flagship Range Rover, so the “Sport” will have to wait for a little bit more. This clearly indicates that the next year won’t bring any bigger change, especially if we consider the recent update.
Therefore, you may count on familiar design characteristics and features. Although 2021 Range Rover Sport new body style has been rumored, that definitely won’t happen and we will once again see a familiar layout, which is available in both two- and three-row layout. Of course, you may count on the same aesthetics, same impressive powertrain lineup etc. The only thing that could bring a couple of changes is the list of standard equipment. We could see a couple of additions for each trim level. Still, don’t expect to see anything significant.
2021 Range Rover Sport Design
As there are no big changes to come for the next year, the 2021 Range Rover Sport will feature the same overall design, which has been essentially unchanged since 2013. Still, there have been a couple of updates during these seven years of production, including a mid-cycle refresh from three years ago. For that occasion, we see new headlights and a couple of more exterior details. We have also seen a new interior layout. On the other side, the overall layout has remained the same. Still, that doesn’t mean this model feels outdated, especially not when it comes to off-road performances. All models come standard with the Terrain Response System. This system includes five different drive modes, adjustable suspension and other off-road systems. So, you can prepare your vehicle for any kind of terrain. An upgraded Terrain Response System 2 is available and it does even more impressive things.
When it comes to the interior design, we’ve already mentioned that the 2017 model was significantly updated and that comes with a new cabin layout. This included a new dashboard design, a new dual-screen infotainment system and overall improvement in terms of quality. The next-year model will continue in the same way. So, you may count on the same quality, which will especially shine in the highest trims, such as 2021 Range Rover Sport. Lower-grade models will feature a pretty impressive interior as well.
The current model comes standard with five seats, while the third row is options. We presume the new 2021 Range Rover Sport will carry on in the same way. Those who are looking for a genuine family hauler should look at other places. Simply, the optional third row is cramped, while the cargo area is among the smallest in the class.
The list of standard equipment could be expanded for the next year, but we don’t expect too much. Simply, the current model is already pretty impressive in this aspect and comes standard with goodies like dual 10-inch touch screens, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-zone climate control etc. Those who are looking for even more luxury can get things like premium audio systems, quad-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system etc.
For the aspect of safety, the current model comes standard with a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist and that seems okay, though we would like to see a couple of additions. Of course, potential candidates are currently on the list of available features. Those are systems like blind spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, high-speed automatic emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert etc.
2021 Range Rover Sport Powertrain
When it comes to the powertrain lineup, we definitely don’t expect to see changes for the next year. Therefore, base models should come with a familiar mild hybrid that features a familiar inline-six engine and delivers around 355 horsepower. There is also a new plug-in hybrid system, based on a turbo-four engine that is good for about 400 horsepower. It will also come with a 5.0-liter V8 in the offer, which comes in two outputs. Base version delivers around 525 horsepower, while the 2021 Range Rover Sport SVT, which competes with most powerful versions of models like Mercedes GLE or Porsche Cayenne, will come with 50 ponies more. Finally, there is a V6 turbodiesel, which is good for about 255 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. All engines are coupled with an 8-speed automatic.
2021 Range Rover Sport Release Date and Price
The 2021 Range Rover Sport release date should arrive sometime in the end of 2020. The current model starts slightly under 69.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes for the next year.