liter V10 & 3 liter V6
& 335 hp
100.6 & 111.6 hp per liter
(from Land Rover
Press Release) All-New Range Rover Sport Revealed
• New, modern
interpretation of Range Rover Sport completes three-model Range
• Transformational on-road dynamics with world's best
all-terrain performance gives unrivalled breadth of capability
• Impeccable composure and refinement delivering exceptional
• Superbly crafted, luxurious and more flexible interior with
new 5+2 seating option
• Weight saving of up to 420kg*, like for like TDV6 engine,
brings agility and exceptional performance, with 15 percent CO2
reduction and greatly improved fuel economy
• Features Range Rover premium chassis and lightweight aluminium
• Customer-focused technology package debuting Land Rover's
'connected car' suite of technologies
The all-new Range Rover
Sport, revealed to the world today on the streets of New York, is
the ultimate premium sports SUV - the fastest, most agile and
responsive Land Rover ever. The Manhattan skyline was the perfect
backdrop for this world premiere with more units of Range Rover
Sport sold in the United States than any other global market and New
York being the model's best-selling city.
Developed alongside the highly-acclaimed all-new Range Rover, the
new Range Rover Sport now delivers the brand's best-ever on-road
dynamics together with class-leading, genuine Land Rover all-terrain
capability. The new, technology-packed, Range Rover Sport, presents
customers with a more assertive and muscular exterior, more
luxurious interior and the flexibility provided by the option of
occasional 5+2 seating.
Exploiting Land Rover's breakthrough lightweight suspension design
and innovative dynamic chassis technologies, the Sport's all-new,
first-in-class aluminium architecture achieves a weight saving of up
to 420kg*. This transforms the vehicle's dynamic performance,
enabling it to blend agile handling with exceptional comfort,
offering a unique mix of sporting luxury and a dynamic, connected
driving experience, along with CO2 emissions reduced to 194g/km.
Speaking ahead of the official world premiere at the New York
International Auto Show, Land Rover Global Brand Director John
Edwards said: "The all-new Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has
been designed and engineered without compromise. With Land Rover
capability at its heart, it is one of the most road focussed
vehicles we've ever produced, but of course still offers unsurpassed
all-terrain capability. It is a vehicle which is designed to be
driven. We've taken ride, handling and agility to another level for
Land Rover to deliver a truly rewarding, sporting, drive together
with unmatched luxury, capability and versatility.
"Building on the success of the recently launched flagship Range
Rover, the new Range Rover Sport also employs a vast array of new
technologies which help to transform its performance, refinement and
all round capabilities," adds Edwards.
Design: assertive, powerful and
The dynamic new Range
Rover Sport has a bold and progressive exterior design that is
assertive, powerful and muscular, hinting at the improved driving
performance, and positioning the vehicle clearly between the Range
Rover and the Evoque through a clear, shared design DNA.
Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry
McGovern, said: "The new Range Rover Sport is the ultimate luxury
SUV. A new Range Rover Sport for a new era. Relevant, sustainable
and utterly desirable. Alongside the all-new Range Rover, and the
Range Rover Evoque, the new Range Rover Sport represents the third
distinct product in Land Rover's product revolution. Firmly
establishing it as a powerhouse British brand, with exceptional
Design at its core."
With a fresh interpretation of the previous model's distinctive
design, the new vehicle has a sleek and contemporary appearance
combined with enhanced use of space. The new Sport is just 62mm
longer than its predecessor, yet at 4850mm, it is shorter than other
7-seater SUVs and most E segment sedans, bringing greater
manoeuvrability and ease of parking. However, a significantly longer
wheelbase (increased by 178mm) provides greater room and improved
access for rear passengers.
Shorter overhangs at the front and rear, plus additional width
(+55mm) give the new vehicle a more modern stance.
With its 'faster' windscreen angle, streamlined and rounded profile
and lower, dynamic sloping roofline, the new Range Rover Sport is 8
percent more aerodynamic than the outgoing vehicle (Cd 0.34). The
new Sport is 149mm shorter and 55mm lower than the all-new Range
Rover on which it is based and model-for-model weighs 45kg less.
While it was developed alongside the Range Rover and shares some
commonality with its sister vehicle, the all-new Range Rover Sport
benefits from 75 percent unique parts, a significant number of which
directly influence the way the new Sport looks and feels.
To maximise personalisation, customers will be offered a choice of
wheel designs ranging through 19-, 20-, 21- and 22-inches in
diameter including the iconic "Viper's Nest" wheel design, now
available for the first time across all Range Rover models.
Capability: the broadest range of
abilities in an SUV
The new Range Rover
Sport has been engineered to deliver dramatically improved on-road
driving dynamics, with more connected and agile handling
complemented by enhanced ride and refinement. The lightweight
aluminium suspension is fully-independent, with wide-spaced
double-wishbones at the front and an advanced multi-link layout at
Wheel-travel is class-leading (260mm front and 272mm rear) and
provides exceptional wheel articulation of 546mm to deal with the
toughest conditions. Maximum ground clearance is increased to 278mm
(+51mm) and the upgraded air suspension system automatically varies
between two ride heights, while the next generation ground-breaking
Terrain Response® 2 system automatically selects the most suitable
Fifth generation air suspension provides up to 115mm of regular
movement, from the lowest setting 'access height' (now 10mm lower at
50mm for easier entry and exit) to the standard off-road height. An
automatic extension, triggered by sensors, and a manually-selected
extension, both raise the Sport by 35mm, giving a total movement
range of 185mm.
The re-engineered air suspension system with its new +35mm
intermediate setting means that the off-road mode can remain
available at much higher speeds (80km/h up from 50km/h) than was
possible before, which is valuable in terrain with long, rutted dirt
All-new, the electric power steering is characterised by a lighter,
more direct steering feel. A choice of two full-time 4WD systems
will be offered. One system provides a two-speed transfer case with
low-range option, for the most demanding off-road conditions with a
front-rear 50/50 percent default torque split, and 100 percent
The alternative system is 18kg lighter and features a single-speed
transfer case with a Torsen differential, which automatically
distributes torque to the axle with most grip, working together with
the traction control systems to deliver excellent traction in all
conditions. The default front-rear torque split of 42/58 percent is
designed to provide a rear-wheel drive bias for optimum driving
Powertrains: four engine choices
from launch, with new Hybrid to follow
At launch, all-new Range
Rover Sport customers will have a choice of four engines - two
supercharged petrol engines (5.0-litre 510PS V8 and the new
3.0-litre 340PS V6) and two diesel engines (3.0-litre 258PS TDV6 and
292PS SDV6). The powertrain line-up will be expanded later in this
year by the addition of a high performance 4.4-litre 339PS SDV8
diesel version. In addition, an innovative, high-efficiency diesel
Hybrid model will be available to order later this year for delivery
Across the range, acceleration times for the 0-60mph dash start from
sub-5.0 seconds, while fuel consumption is cut by up to 24 percent -
depending on model - and CO2 emissions start as low as 194g/km. All
petrol and diesel engines in the new Range Rover Sport are paired
with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed
The weight reduction measures on the new Range Rover Sport open up
the future possibility for the fitment of a smaller, lighter power
plant, such as a four cylinder engine. A model which could have an
overall weight of less than 2000kg, a reduction of over 500kg* from
the previous lightest model.
Sustainability: first in class
withlightweight aluminium construction
The all-new Range Rover
Sport is the first vehicle in its segment to feature an advanced
all-aluminium body structure, which not only contributes to
outstanding agility and driving dynamics, but also delivers
significantly reduced weight and enhanced sustainability.
Engineered in parallel with the highly-acclaimed new Range Rover,
the new model's lightweight aluminium body structure employs a
combination of pressed panels, plus cast, extruded and rolled
aluminium alloy parts, so the strength is concentrated precisely
where the loads are greatest. The vehicle's platform is 39 percent
lighter than the previous model's.
In 2014, the new Sport's improvement in efficiency will be raised to
a new level with the introduction of an ultra-efficient diesel
Hybrid achieving CO2 emissions of 169g/km.
All models across the range are fitted with an advanced intelligent
Stop/Start system which improves fuel consumption by up to 7
Interior: modern and luxurious
with a strong sporting character
The new Sport provides
an interior with distinctive Range Rover Sport design cues, superior
detailing and craftsmanship.
A design benchmark in its segment, the Sport interior offers a
unique blend of style and understated luxury with strong, elegant
lines, top quality materials and an extra dash of sporting
character. Strong, architectural forms within the interior have been
enhanced by a cleaner, purer surface treatment, beautifully executed
with more luxurious soft-touch surfaces in key touch points around
The sporting ambience of the interior is also reflected in the
smaller diameter, thicker steering wheel, vertical gear shifter,
higher centre console, configurable mood lighting and more generous
seat bolsters. The Sports Command Driving Position (CDP) combines
the supreme sense of confidence and control offered by the Range
Rover, with a more sporting seating position similar to the Evoque.
Interior packaging is optimised to create a more spacious rear cabin
with 24mm more knee room, while occupants also benefit from the
wider cabin. New, neatly integrated third row, occasional 5+2
seating can be specified. These powered seats leave a flat floor
with no loss of boot space and are split 50/50.
vehicle and safety features
The new Range Rover
Sport has been developed as the ultimate 'no compromise' vehicle
that will fit perfectly into its customers' lifestyles. It has been
engineered to incorporate the latest developments in
customer-focused vehicle and safety technologies to enhance comfort,
confidence and safety behind the wheel.
New or enhanced chassis technologies for the new Sport include
Adaptive Dynamics featuring continuously variable dampers (CVD), and
on more powerful models, a dedicated Dynamic mode in the Terrain
Response® 2 system for enthusiastic on-road driving. This system is
combined with twin-channel Dynamic Response active lean control, a
Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential, and Torque Vectoring by
Braking, which transfers torque to the outside wheels during
cornering, reducing understeer.
The new Range Rover Sport offers a comprehensive connectivity
package enabling customers to stay seamlessly connected to their
vehicle, business and family lives.'Connected car' technology allows
the driver to check the status of the vehicle via an App installed
on their smartphone and also provides support features such as
Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Emergency Call and Land Rover Assist Call.
Finally, a high bandwidth Wi-Fi Hotspot can be installed in the
vehicle so that passengers can use the internet and get the best
data connection for their smartphones or tablets.
A new, optional colour Head-Up Display presents key vehicle and
navigation data without the driver needing to look away from the
road, using laser technology for superior clarity and contrast.
The new model introduces a digital camera system which supports
three driver assistance features that help deliver improved driver
awareness: Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and
Automatic High Beam Assist. Another unique innovation on the Sport
is the new Wade Sensing™ feature that provides 'depth' information
when driving through water, made even more beneficial to the driver
now that the Sport's maximum wading depth has increased by 150mm
over the previous model to 850mm.
The all-new Range Rover
Sport, with its greatly enhanced versatility, is destined to
continue the outstanding success of its predecessor, which quickly
became one of Land Rover's most popular models following its
introduction in 2005, with sales exceeding 380,000 units to date.
Designed and engineered at Land Rover's development centres in the
UK, the new model will be produced in a state-of-the-art low-energy
manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK.
On sale during the third
quarter of 2013, the new Range Rover Sport will ultimately be
introduced in 169 markets worldwide. Most markets will offer
customers a choice of four equipment levels (S, SE, HSE and
Autobiography), plus new 'Dynamic' versions of the HSE and
Autobiography. An extensive choice of colours, finishes and details
will enable customers to create the ultimate bespoke SUV.
All comparisons and data
are based on manufacturer's estimates and are market dependent.
*Lightest 'weight from' figure on previous Range Rover Sport is
2535kg; lightest 'weight from' figure on all-new Range Rover Sport
with future four-cylinder petrol engine is sub 2000kg - representing
a weight saving of over 500kg.
*Comparing equivalent models using the V6 diesel engine, the new
Range Rover Sport 'weight-from' figure is 2115kg, compared to 2535kg
- representing a weight saving of 420kg.