The Next Level in Performance: The New Range Rover Sport

Mumbai, India, 17 October 2013: The all-new Range Rover Sport launched today in India is the ultimate premium sports SUV – the fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover ever. It is now technology-packed and delivers the brand’s best-ever on-road dynamics together with class-leading Land Rover all-terrain capability with a more assertive and muscular exterior and luxurious interiors.

Mr. Rohit Suri, VP, Jaguar & Land Rover India and Mr. Del Sehmar, Head of PR & Communications at the India launch
Another level in performance with two engine variants:  
The responsive and ultra-efficient 3.0-Litre SDV6 Turbo Diesel has a power output of 292PS, which is a significant increase over the previous model (256PS). With 600Nm of torque, this variant delivers outstanding performance along with exceptional efficiency.

The formidable 510PS 5.0-Litre V8 Supercharged Petrol Engine retains its place at the top of the all-new Range Rover Sport line-up. With huge reserves of power (510 PS) and Torque (625 Nm), the scale of the performance on offer is reflected in the 0-100 kmph time of 5.3 seconds (faster than the outgoing model), all achieved with supreme refinement and a flat ride.

Another level in Design: 
The distinctive design builds on the core strengths of Range Rover’s Design DNA. Optimized volume and proportions give the vehicle a modern, assertive, powerful and muscular stance. There are new interpretations of the signature clamshell bonnet, floating roof and side fender vents and the eye-catching details in the front lamps, feature the trademark inter-locking circles and distinctive LED signature graphics.

Another level in Dynamic Capability:
This is the fastest, most agile, most responsive Land Rover ever. It is the first vehicle in its segment with lightweight aluminum construction with its platform being 39% lighter than its predecessor. The latest 8-speed transmission can be operated in full automatic mode via the centre console mounted shifter or by steering wheel paddles placing control at your fingertips. The state-of-the-art lightweight 4 corner air-suspension delivers class leading wheel travel, providing exceptional wheel articulation and variable ride height.

Another level in Vehicle Technologies: 
The all-new Range Rover Sport is engineered for total capability with state of-the-art technologies.
  • Torque Vectoring system (available as part of an optional pack) uses the braking system to balance the distribution of engine torque between the four wheels during cornering, resulting in improved grip and steering, and a reduced level of understeer. 
  • Terrain Response 2 System with Auto Setting (available as part of an optional pack) features an automatic setting in which the vehicle monitors the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable terrain program. 
  • Dynamic Response (available as part of an optional pack) uses state of-the-art two-channel operation for the first time on Range Rover Sport, enabling independent control of the front and rear axles. 
  • Adaptive Dynamics provide the optimum balance of ride and control by offering infinitely variable damper settings between soft and firm extremes. The system monitors vehicle movements at least 500 times/second, reacting to driver or road inputs virtually instantaneously to give greater control, minimal body roll and a composed flat ride. 
Another level in Interior Luxury: 
Sophisticated, modern and incorporating distinctive Range Rover Sport design cues, this vehicle provides the driver with a luxurious and sporting cockpit. Strong architectural forms of the design have been enhanced by a cleaner, purer surface treatment, beautifully executed using top quality materials. The sporting ambience is also reflected in the smaller diameter, thicker rimmed steering wheel, vertical gear shifter and seats with more generous side bolsters. The front and rear seats feature a more sculptured design with enhanced padding to the front and individual seating in the second row. Special attention has been given to providing increased rear seat comfort, offering improved rear legroom (+24mm knee room) and shoulder-room. Interior storage space has been increased on all models, with a larger glove box, more generous door bins, twin cup holders in the centre console, very large central armrest storage, plus improved cup holders in rear armrests.

Pricing:
The all-new Range Rover Sport has a starting price of INR 109.91 lacs for the 3.0L Diesel SDV6 S variant and goes up to a price of INR 165.85 lacs for the 5.0L V8 SC Petrol Autobiography variant.  All prices are ex-showroom Mumbai (pre octroi).

Technical Data:

3.0L SDV6 Diesel
Displacement (cc): 2993
Arrangement/No.of cylinders: V6
Max power output  (PS @rpm): 292 @4000rpm
Max Torque (Nm @rpm): 600 @2000rpm
Acceleration (0-100 kmph): 7.2 sec
Transmission: 8-speed ZF automatic
Fuel tank capacity litres: 80
Top speed (kmph): 210

5.0L V8 S/C Petrol
Displacement (cc): 4999.7
Arrangement/No.of cylinders: V8
Max power output  (PS @rpm): 510 @6000-6500rpm
Max Torque (Nm @rpm): 625 @2500-5500rpm
Acceleration (0-100 kmph): 5.3 sec
Transmission: 8-speed ZF automatic
Fuel tank capacity litres: 105
Top speed (kmph): 225

Dimensions & Weights:
Overall Length (mm): 4850
Width including mirrors (mm): 2220
Maximum height (mm): 1780
Wheelbase (mm): 2923
Minimum Kerb / Unladen Weight (kg): 3.0L Diesel 2115/ 5.0L Petrol 2310
Wading depth 850

The Next Level in Performance: The New Range Rover Sport The Next Level in Performance: The New Range Rover Sport Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Friday, October 18, 2013 Rating: 5

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