THE 3RD GENERATION RANGE ROVER SPORT HAS ARRIVED!
We know for a fact that when this new Range Rover Sport was announced, just about every Premier League football player texted their manager to get them on the waiting list for one. As did the Royal Family and all senior MI6 members, not to mention those on the other side of the law. Yup, the Range Rover Sport has always had a wide appeal, and this new third-generation looks set to carry the appeal on. These British brutes are big, brash, packed with safety and tech and are generally pretty rapid when they need to be. There’s even set to be a fully electric version following on by 2024. While it’s clear things are new in all areas of the Range Rover Sport, the look of it is still quite familiar. The model designations of the new Range Rover Sport are just as familiar, with models on offer being the S, SE, HSE and of course, the range-topping and ultra-luxurious Autobiography. To create a little more hype around this release of the Range Rover Sport, there’s a special model called the First Edition that will be available throughout the SUV’s first year of production. This custom-spec model should end up being quite sought after.
Visually we see a stealth-like front grille with Digital LED lighting units creating a distinctive Daytime Running Light signature. They are the slimmest ever fitted to a Land Rover and they work well on the large body. We see that characteristic Range Rover Sport shoulder line running the length of the vehicle that’s enhanced by new lower fender details as well as the longest spoiler ever to be fitted on a Range Rover. On the wheels side of things, we find Satin Grey alloy wheels and contrasting Satin Burnished Copper finishes for the bonnet louvres and side ingots while the front grille and Range Rover lettering are finished in Matte Graphite Atlas. Classy and intimidating at the same time. The new Range Rover Sport has rather unique front and rear bumpers and the added lower cladding has been finished in body colour.
In the cabin we find the trademark Range Rover Command Driving Position and everywhere you look you’ll find the latest materials and tech. In line with saving the planet, for the Range Rover, we find the use of innovative and sustainable material choices including tactile and lightweight Ultrafabrics™ premium textiles finished in a new Duo Tone colourway, while a unique textile option that extends to the dashboard and door cards can also be had, if buyers aren’t after the usual luxurious grained Windsor or soft Semi-Aniline leather choices. These blend seamlessly with new Moonlight Chrome interior finishes and to keep the ultra-clean look, integrated Meridian speakers hide behind the material of the rear doors resulting in a lean, crisp and modern aesthetic.
When it comes to powertrains, there are some that are available now, and some that are still in the planning phase. This range will include two extended-range Electric Hybrids which will be 6-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel setups with mild-hybrid technology, as well as an all-new V8 Twin Turbo and by 2024 we should see the New Range Rover Sport line-up include a fully electric model. The new P510e Electric Hybrid is Land Rover’s 3.0-litre 6-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with the addition of a 105 kW electric motor and a 38.2kWh battery to combine to churn out 380 kW (510 hp). There’s also a P440e Electric Hybrid with 328 kW (440 hp) that can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8-seconds. The range-topper is the new flagship V8 twin-turbo that kicks out 395 kW (530 hp) that can get from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds!
The New Range Rover Sport is available to order now, pricing starts off from £79,125 (OTR) in the UK.Take a look at the YouTube video featuring the 3rd generation of the Range Rover Sport, a favourite of dodgy types and football players, below: Introducing: New Range Rover Sport | Land Rover
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