Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Range Rover Sport gets updated and starts at $67745

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June Sullivan | 05 October, 2017, 00:47

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover said, "When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design". That's 25 hp more than the previous model, allowing the Range Rover Sport SVR to go zero-to-60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds).

Adding to the extra oomph is quite a lot of weight savings: the hood is made of carbon fiber and other composites; altogether the bucket seats inside save 66 pounds. EV (electric vehicle) mode, meanwhile, will see the Range Rover Sport PHEV run exclusively on battery power, for a maximum official range of 31 miles.

Jaguar Land Rover has modified the Range Rover Sport's look, too, with a new redesigned grille and bumper and Matrix Pixel LED headlights providing a slightly fresher look. 0 to 60 acceleration is now just 4.3 seconds with an unrestricted top speed of 174mph making it the quickest of all Land Rovers. The updated SUV is in for a few cosmetic changes inside and out and new variants.

Combined with the 300hp 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine, the P400e will output 404hp through its eight-speed ZF transmission (and all four wheels) with both power sources running simultaneously; apparently good for 6.7 seconds to 62mph and a top speed of 137mph.

Of course, being a plug-in hybrid, the P400e can drive on electric power alone for a range of 51km (NDEC).

The 2018 Sport's interior now features the twin-touchscreen setup that debuted in the recently released Range Rover Velar.

The Range Rover Sport SVR remains the supercar-SUV it's always been, but this model also benefits from enhancements for 2018. The prism-shaped lithium-ion battery is located beneath the floor of the boot at the rear of the auto, while the plug-in access point is at the front of the vehicle.

As for the cooldown, Land Rover evaluates to 7 hours and 30 minutes via a connector of 10 amp, and 2 hours and 45 minutes via a socket of 32 amperes. That auto costs £99,680, putting it up there with some of the most expensive Range Rover models ever.

The nipped and tucked Range Rover Sports are available to order now, with the line-up starting at £61,315 for the 2.0-litre "SD4" diesel, rising to £99,680 for the SVR.

As for the cabin, that has been jazzed up a bit with up to 12 power points (including two standard plugs for charging laptops) and two high-definition touchscreens - the sort of luxuries that help elevate a Range Rover above the competition.

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