LONDON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —
- All-New Range Rover Sport UK model range priced from £51,500
- Initial line-up to feature four equipment grades – SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic
- Three engines available – TDV6 and SDV6 3.0-litre diesel units and supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol, all with eight-speed automatic transmission and stop/start technology
- Standard features across the range include automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, two-zone climate control, heated front seats, DAB audio system, Say-What-You-See voice control, power tailgate, HD navigation and Land Rover’s Terrain Response® all-terrain driving system
- Available features include notable firsts for Land Rover such as Wade Sensing™ and torque vectoring along with proven popular options including panoramic roof, Meridian Surround System and Park Assist
- Available to order now with first deliveries scheduled to commence from quarter three 2013.
UK pricing and specifications have been unveiled for the All-New Range Rover Sport which takes its place alongside the All-New Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque as the ultimate sports SUV and a perfect representation of Land Rover’s world-leading contemporary design and engineering capabilities. Order books are now open with first deliveries planned to start from quarter three 2013.
The initial line-up will comprise five equipment grades – SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic and a choice of three world-class engines; TDV6 with 258hp, SDV6 with 292hp and the 510hp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol.
The All-New Range Rover Sport is Land Rover’s most technology-packed vehicle to date including several brand new innovative features. For example, customers can specify the new Wade Sensing™ feature, monitoring depth when driving through water (the new Range Rover Sport also gains an extra 150mm in its wading capability, to 850mm) and Land Rover’s outstanding park assist feature, which debuted on the Range Rover Evoque, which now includes new ‘Park Exit’ and ‘Perpendicular Park’ features.
The Range Rover Sport offers state-of-the-art audio systems developed by Meridian, global leaders in digital signal processing and audio technologies. Three levels of audio system are available ranging up to the stunning 1700W Signature Reference system which has 23 speakers to offer the ultimate surround sound experience.
The aluminium architecture and lightweight technology are core to the new model delivering up to a 420kg weight saving over the outgoing model and resulting in a step-change in on-road and off-road dynamics, while the vehicle’s impressive on-road handling can be further sharpened with a new Torque Vectoring control package.
The new model is a clever lesson in intelligent packaging and versatility; while retaining compact dimensions that contribute to its sporting character – overall length has grown by only 62mm – its longer wheelbase has allowed for the option of an additional third-row of occasional rear seats.
Standard specifications across all grades reflect the luxury and premium quality that are intrinsic to Range Rover. The SE comes equipped with leather upholstery, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, DAB digital audio, a power tailgate, intelligent stop-start, two-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, HD navigation, four-corner air suspension with automatic levelling, Terrain Response® and Say-What-You-See voice control. Prices start from £51,550.
Among the additional features provided on the HSE are 20-inch alloy wheels, Oxford perforated leather seats featuring 14-way electric front seat adjustment with memory function, heated rear seats, power steering column adjustment, front fog lights, paddle shift controls, heated windscreen, rear view camera and aluminium Range Rover treadplates. Prices start from £59,995
HSE Dynamic adds both extra styling and handling features, including stainless steel pedals, a bright finish for the twin tailpipes, a gloss black grille and vents, 21-inch alloys, illuminated treadplates, twin speed transfer box, torque vectoring and the added functionality of Terrain Response® 2 Auto. Prices start from £64,995.
The Autobiography Dynamic specification befits its flagship status, introducing as standard; High Beam Assist for the headlights, configurable interior mood lighting, Meridian Surround Sound audio system, illuminated treadplates, adaptive cruise control with Queue Assist, an advanced preventative safety package including emergency braking and active front seatbelts. Prices start from £74,995.
All customers have the opportunity to make their new Range Rover Sport truly individual thanks to an exceptional range of optional features and accessories. This extends to 11 interior colour themes, four aluminium finishes, three headlining colours, 17 exterior paint finishes, seven alloy wheel designs, three contrast colours for the roof and three finishes for exterior accents.
The All-New range Rover Sport will make its UK debut at the Royal Windsor Horse Show taking place from 8th – 12th May.