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All-new Range Rover Sport revealed (gallery)

8 2022 Range Rover Sport

Land Rover has unveiled the all-new third-generation Range Rover Sport, which is available to order in dealerships now.

The new Sport, like the recently-launched larger Range Rover model, has been given a sleeker look with hidden door handles and flush fitting glass. The biggest visual change comes at the rear, where the rear lights are integrated into a central strip.

A larger wheelbase provides more interior space than before, and a bigger boot.

While the new Sport looks familiar on the outside, under the skin it sits on an all-new platform. This provides greater opportunities for electrification and Land Rover has confirmed an all-electric Range Rover Sport will join the line-up in 2024.

By 2030, JLR expects 60% of new Land Rovers to be zero-emissions capable.

For now, the powertrain line-up consists of a pair of mild-hybrid diesels, two mild-hybrid petrols, two plug-in hybrids and a flagship V8.

The range kicks off with the 300PS D300 and 350PS D350. Petrol power comes in the form of P360 and P400. All the powertrains are 3.0-litre six cylinder units.

The plug-in hybrid P440e and P510e are equipped with a 31.8kWh (usable) battery, providing a zero-emission range of 71 miles and 70 miles, respectively. Rapid charging (50kW) enables the battery to reach 80% in as little as 40 minutes.

A range topping P530 model uses a 4.4-litre twin turbo BMW V8 engine.

Land Rover says the new Sport is 35% stiffer than its predecessor, enhancing the driveability. The car is fitted with a new type of air suspension system and features active anti-roll bars to reduce lean when cornering.

A rear-wheel steering system is also fitted, reducing the car’s turning circle for easier manoeuvrability.

On the inside there’s Land Rover’s newest Pivi Pro infotainment system, delivered via a central 13.1-inch touchscreen. Independent switches for the climate control and drive modes remain, in an otherwise more minimalistic cabin.

Prices start at £79,125, for the D300, while plug-in models can be had from £83,330. There are three trim grades: SE, Dynamic SE and Autobiography.

Standard spec incudes Pixel LED headlights, a glass roof, 21-inch wheels, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, 3D surround camera, and adaptive cruise control.



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