Luxury SUV maker Land Rover has revealed its new Range Rover (RR) Sport SUV along with its larger sibling. Like its elder sibling, the Range Rover Sport retains its conventional aesthetics while adopting a new set of powertrains.
Similar to the bigger Range Rover, the RR Sport will be made available in a number of variants. The RR Sport will be offered in as many as six derivatives namely- S, SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic, Autobiography Dynamic and SVR. In addition to these, there is a special SVRCarbon Limited Edition on offer as well.
In terms of design, the high-performance luxury SUV is exemplified by its distinctive exterior design and highly crafted interior with its confidence-inspiring Sports Command driving position. The exterior design underlines its dynamic character with trademark Range Rover Sport proportions and purposeful details. The lights and slimline grille blend seamlessly into a clean, single surface, while the front bumper design creates a planted, ground-hugging visual that also optimises airflow for enhanced cooling.
The distinctive slotted spoiler profile at the rear complements the vehicle’s clean, reductive design, while significantly reducing the accumulation of dirt on the rear windscreen. A choice of metallic paint finishes are available, with Hakuba Silver replacing Indus Silver, while Lantau Bronze is offered for the first time. A suite of alloy wheel options underpin Range Rover Sport’s characterful and powerful stance. The 21 and 22-inch designs are available with a silver, diamond-turned or Gloss Black finish.
A range of LED headlight options across the Range Rover Sport line-up provides superior illumination. The energy-efficient lighting technology enhances the technical aspect of the exterior, while the light they produce is closer to daylight, making night driving less tiring. All models feature signature daytime running lights, automatic headlights and power wash. The advanced LED technology offers four headlight options: Premium, Matrix, Pixel and Pixel-Laser. The standard Premium headlight package has 24 LEDs per vehicle, with Signature Running Lights and optional Auto High Beam Assist.
However, the point of attraction is the new set of engines which power the SUV. The Range Rover Sport is available with a new range of efficient and responsive in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines. They join the existing line-up of powerful Ingenium i6 petrol, V8 supercharged and hybrid electric powertrains. The advanced new straight-six diesel units replace the SDV6 and SDV8 engines.
The in-house developed D300 diesel engine generates an out of 300 PS of power and 650 Nm of torque and features Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for more immediate power delivery and superior efficiency. The state-of-the-art diesels share their lightweight aluminium construction and low-friction design with Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium petrol engines.
Apart from the diesel units, there are a couple of petrol powertrains to choose from – a 2.0-litre P300, generating 300 Ps of power and a huge 5.0-litre supercharged P575 generating a humongous 575 PS of maximum power. AWD, as usual, comes as standard across the range. All the powertrains comply with the latest Euro-VI emission norms.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport is a connected SUV, gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard along with eight 4G Wi-Fi connections. In terms of safety, the SUV gets lane departure warning, emergency braking and cruise control with speed limiter as standard fitment. In terms of creature comfort, the new Range Rover gets cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filters. The SUV range also gets three-zone ambient lighting with 10 colour options. The colour and the intensity of the lighting can be controlled on the tri-colour LEDs. The Range Rover continues to get the Terrain-2 response system with seven driving modes.
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The prices of the upcoming SUV haven’t been revealed, yet. The makers also haven’t announced the official launch date but we can expect the launch to happen anytime by the end of this year, with deliveries starting from early next year. As for their arrival in India, it’s an indefinite wait for now.