The 2014 Range Rover Sport had its official premiere at the 2013 New York Auto Show. 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.
The new Range Rover 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.
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 450kg lighter and enhanced sustainability.
At the launch, the car will feature four engine options, 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 in 2014.
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 automatic gearbox.