Land Rover has introduced the latest generation of the Range Rover Sport (10/5). The first brother of the Range Rover has finally made a total preening, replacing the previous generation which was launched in 2013.
“The new Range Rover Sport will set new standards as the ultimate luxury sporty SUV,” said Thierry Bollore, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover.
“He represents our vision to make modern luxury vehicles the most desirable in the world, while blending the environmental friendliness and quality that made the Range Rover Sport so popular,” Bollore added.
Like its older brother, the Range Rover Sport is now being developed using the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA)-Flex platform.
Now if the latest Range Rover is directed to have a luxurious design, the Range Rover Sport actually looks much sportier than before.
The sporty impression of the Range Rover Sport can be seen from the headlights and a slimmer and sharper grille combined with air dams with an aggressive ventilation design.
Then at the rear, the Range Rover Sport gets horizontal rear LED lights that connect to the shoulder line.
Interestingly, Land Rover provides a variety of engine options including plug-in hybrid drives. In Europe, the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid version comes in two options, namely the P440e and P510e.
Both have an Ingenium six-cylinder turbo engine with a capacity of 2,996 cc that churns out 400 hp. In the P510e version, the Range Rover Sport gets a 105 kW or 143 hp electric motor and a 38.2 kWh battery.
In combination, the electric motor and engine produce 510 hp and 750 Nm of torque. For the P440e, the motor and engine churn out a combined power of 440 hp and 620 Nm of torque.
Fun again, Range Rover Sport with PHEV drive can run like an electric car with a range of 113 kilometers.