The all-new Range Rover Sport finally makes its official debut during a star-studded event in New York, showing a fresh new face, a lightweight body, and the same cool swagger as before. Just like its bigger brother, the new Sport has been on diet and lost 420kg. That makes it 15 percent more efficient than the old model.
The most agile and responsive Land Rover ever boasts an aluminum structure and a new Evoque-inspired look in a more compact body than the real Range Rover, which makes gives it better manoeuvrability and ease of parking.
Available with 19-, 20-, 21- and 22-inch wheels, the Sport has great on-road capabilities as before, but LR promises that there is no compromise on the all-terrain aspect. It can still cut it when the going gets rough. It comes with a choice of two full-time 4WD systems, one with a two-speed transfer case, and the other a single-speed with a Torsen differential.
Engine-wise, the new Range Rover Sport will launch with a supercharged 5.0-liter 510PS V8 petrol engine and a 3.0-liter 292PS SDV6 diesel. Later on, 3.0-liter 258PS TDV6 and high performance 4.4-liter 339PS SDV8 diesel engine, as well as a diesel hybrid variant, will be added to the range.
Among the new technology features there is a comprehensive connectivity package and an optional color Head-Up Display, plus the around view camera system and the new Wade Sensing feature that provides ‘depth’ information when driving through water.