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The All New Range Rover Sport

by Kamal Salar
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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is one of the most popular SUVs on the planet known for its superb ride quality, comfort, precision and matchless performance. The Range Rover Sport’s new generation is just close to hit the dealership with a number of significant changes, improvements and enhancements in each and every aspect of the car.

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What’s New?

The new Range Rover Sport shares its platform with the full size Range Rover and is constructed of all aluminum that sheds about 800 pounds weight and gets only 25% parts from the previous/old models. The old models were constructed of heavy steel and so the consumers will feel a significant change in the chassis, performance and efficiency.

Styling and Appeal

The exterior styling and design of the new Range Rover Sport is a blend of the full-size Range Rover and the compact Range Rover Evoque. It is expected that new look of the all new Range Rover Sport will help in its sales as both models are the most selling models loved by SUVs lovers. The styling of the car is balanced decently and is lower and longer than the standard Range Rover , looking a bit more dynamic. The new Range Rover Sport has a round nose with the Evoque’s two bar grille, Range Rover headlights, raised bonnet, fake air vents in the front wing, narrow side mirrors and the vehicle rolls over a choice of wheels from 19 inch to 22 inches.

Comfort, Convenience and Luxury

The interior of the new Range Rover Sport is designed to deliver comfort, convenience, luxury and access to the latest technology. The car is designed to deliver a 5+2 seating arrangement, the cabin is clean and less clutter, soft touch materials, balanced and thicker steering wheel, higher center console and the cabin is quiet spacious as it is 55mm wider and is offering 22mm extra leg room. The third row seats are 50/50 fold and split and provides the same cargo area when placed in space.

Safety Features

The all new Range Rover Sport gets all the key safety equipments like airbags, antilock disc brakes and tire pressure monitoring system together with some high tech features like Terriain Response Traction control system, surround camera system etc.

Under the Hood

The customers of the all new Range Rover Sport will get two engine choices at the launch, a 375 kW Supercharged 5.0 liter V8 Petrol and 215 kW 3.0 liter SDV6 engine. A 190 kW 3.0 liter TDV6 and a 250 kW 4.4 liter SDV8 diesel will join the lineup early  you in 2014. All the powertrains will be paired with an electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission. A diesel hybrid version is also expected to launch in 2014.

Pricing and Availability

The SUV will hit the dealership in September in the UK at a starting price of £51,550 and will release in November in Australia and in early 2014 in New Zealand.

Competition

BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Lexus RX, Mercedes ML

The Verdict

The all new Range Rover Sport is a very nice SUV that introduce a versatile and more efficient picture of an SUV to the segment. The vehicle has everything that a well equipped and decent vehicle should have and so it is expected that it will be a big hit to the market.

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