The new Range Rover Sport sits on the new MLA-flex platform.
Land Rover recently gave the full-fat Range Rover a massive update and now its the turn of the (relatively) smaller Range Rover Sport. The new Sport gets fresh styling, lots of modern tech, straight-six, V8 and plug-in hybrid powertrain options and keeps the off-roading prowess of its predecessors.
In terms of styling, the new Range Rover Sport gets a sleek front-end thanks to the thinnest headlights ever fitted to a Land Rover. The side profile looks rather cool too with the flush door handles, black roof and the sculpted lower half. The rear is our favourite bit with the two thin LED tail lights joined by a black strip which says Range Rover. Overall, the new Sport looks thoroughly modern and rugged at the same time.
Inside, the new Range Rover Sport gets a 13.1-inch infotainment system and a 13.3-inch digital instrument cluster, running the Pivi Pro software. There’s also a 29-speaker Meridian Sound System on offer and the Range Rover Sport also gets wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The powertrain options for the Range Rover Sport start with the base P360 variant which makes 354bhp and 500Nm, a step above is the P400 with 394bhp and 550Nm, followed by the PHEV P440e with 433bhp and a monstrous 839Nm. Finally, there’s the twin-turbo V8 P530 with 523bhp and 750Nm which allows it to sprint to 96km/h (60mph) in just 4.3 seconds. All engines come with AWD as standard and are mated to an 8-speed AT.
We expect the new Range Rover Sport to be launched in India in the next few months, possibly priced around the Rs 1.8-2 crore mark, pitting it against the likes of the Porsche Cayenne.