The new Range Rover Sport made its debut by conquering an uphill battle. It climbed up the 193m spillway of the Karahnjukar Dam in Iceland and squared up against the 750 tonnes of water flowing every minute. Calm and composed, the new Range Rover Sport completed the challenge with official James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins on the driver’s seat.
The unique challenge was completed thanks to the new technologies present in this third-generation Range Rover Sport. It sits on a new platform, has new engine options, and redesigned inside and out for a more modern appeal.
The design was more minimalist in order to give emphasis to the body surface of this luxury SUV. Riding on large 23-inch wheels, the new Range Rover Sport has slimmer headlights, new taillight and tailgate design, an unmistakable profile, and has cleaner lines for aerodynamic performance.
Inside, it has a new interior design with a ‘cockpit’ interpretation of the Range Rover Command Driving Position. Sculpted seats will hug the front occupants, while the driver will be greeted with the 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display, and another 13.1-inch floating Pivi Pro haptic touchscreen with curved glass sits at the middle of the dash. This is complemented by a Meridian Signature Sound System that can have up to 29 speakers inside the cabin for a surround sound experience for the four main occupants of the vehicle.
There’s a new engine option for the new Range Rover Sport in the form of a Twin-turbo V8 that makes 523 horsepower and capable of hauling this luxury SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds. This is on top of other powertrain options like the two 6-cylinder plugin hybrids and an all-electric system that’s coming in 2024.
The third-generation Range Rover Sport sits on Land Rover’s new MLA-Flex platform that was first utilized with the new Range Rover. This is supported by Land Rover’s Integrated Chassis Control System that aids in response and agility. It also has a new ‘Stormer Handling Pack’ that includes Dynamic Response Pro which is a 48-volt active roll control system that can give up to 1,400Nm of torque across each axle for next level body control and cornering composure.
There’s also All-Wheel Steering and Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking among others.
Also making its debut in a Range Rover are the Dynamic Air Suspension system with switchable volume air springs. This is an automatic damper system that varies the pressure for optimal comfort on most road surfaces. Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control also made its way here and allows the driver to select one of the comfort settings and lets them focus on steering the vehicle on rough terrain.
You can now configure your own Range Rover Sport by going to Land Rover Philippines’ website at landrover.ph