For many people the Range Rover brand epitomises the ultimate in luxury, refinement, sophistication and performance. Now there’s even more to drool over with the news that the third-generation Range Rover Sport will arrive on local shores towards the end of the year.
Engine options will include a six-cylinder extended-range Electric Hybrid, a potent new V8 and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. In terms of specification levels, S, SE, HSE and Autobiography models will be available.
All models are fitted with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which intuitively anticipates where traction is required, efficiently engaging to provide the most effective progress in all conditions, while optimising efficiency. Enhancing off-road performance is Land Rover’s latest Terrain Response 2 system, which intelligently applies the most appropriate settings for the terrain. New Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control makes its debut on the newcomer and helps drivers navigate tricky terrain by maintaining steady progress according to the ground conditions. Drivers can select one of four comfort settings and the system intelligently adjusts the speed accordingly, allowing the driver to focus on steering.
The new P510e Electric Hybrid is engineered to meet the demands of drivers looking for a high-performance drive, impressive efficiency and more than 100km of zero emissions EV range. It seamlessly blends Land Rover’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with a powerful 105kW electric motor and 38.2kWh battery, producing a total system output of 375kW.
It is capable of 0-100km/h in just 5.4 seconds, an electric driving range of up to 113km and an expected real-world range of 88km – enough for most owners to complete up to 75 per cent of journeys on electric power – and CO2 emissions of just 18g/km. For longer journeys, the plug-in hybrid powertrain provides combined petrol/electric range of 740km.
The new Range Rover Sport will be exclusively produced at the Solihull manufacturing facility in the UK and while local pricing has not yet been announced, you might want to start saving up for a deposit.