The third-generation Range Rover Sport SUV has been officially unveiled. The new model follows its predecessor: similar body design, straight lines, massive rear end. Even the details are similar – just pay attention to the decorative grilles in the front wings.
At the same time, other elements are markedly different: narrow headlights (by the way, matrix LED) make the new Range Rover Sport similar to the Velar model. And the design of the rear with a black glossy insert and headlights that go on the boot lid, is reminiscent of the “big” Range Rover. Mention of the latter is not without reason, because the new Range Rover Sport has grown significantly in size: the total length reaches 4.95 m, width is 1.82 m, and 3-meter wheelbase is identical to the older model.
Similar transformations took place in the cabin: recognizable overall style and noticeable differences in details. For example, the front panel still has a horizontal orientation and narrow ventilation deflectors. However, the center console is very different – in fact, it consists of two elements: a large touch screen and a powerful tunnel with controls. Note that under it there is a place for a small niche for small things.
Traditionally for a premium car, the Range Rover Sport SUV has several interior design options: from a variety of fabrics to precious genuine leather. However, pay attention to the details again:here are luxurious seats of a pleasant brown color, and “hugging” headrests. However, not everything is so simple: in the headrests additional speakers of the audio system, which has a total of 29 audio sources, are hidden. Everything to provide the maximum level of comfort for the high-maintenance client!
Interestingly, if the renovation of the exterior and interior took place under the slogan “evolution”, then technical innovations took place under the slogan “revolution”. First, the new Range Rover Sport SUV is built on the MLA Flex platform, which is already known for the “older” Range Rover and involves the use of a reinforced body with significantly increased torsional rigidity: plus 35% relative to its predecessor. Secondly, the car in any version receives an air suspension with 2-chamber cylinders. Clearance in the normal position of the suspension is 209-216 mm, and in its highest position reaches 274-281 mm (depending on the version and size of the wheels). Also in addition, depending on the version or as an option, active anti-roll bars, active rear differential, fully steered chassis – rear wheels can rotate and reduce the turning diameter from 12.5 m to 10.95 m.
The range of power units looks no less interesting. The range is based on 6-cylinder 3-liter gasoline (360-400 hp) and diesel (250-350 hp) Ingenium series engines. Interestingly, the default will be a microhybrid system with a small electric motor of 48 volts. For those who want more, there is a version of the P530 with a powerful 4.4-liter petrol V8 from BMW. And for those who also want to innovate, modern PHEV hybrids are offered. Yes, these are “hybrids”, because there will be two: P440e and P510e – the power level in the “horses” is clear from the index. Here we could mention the 105-kilowatt electric motor, but it is more important to note the significantly increased battery: its capacity of 38.2 kWh promises a range of 88-113 km on the electric drive.
Opportunities to order a car will open soon, the first serial copies will be released this fall. We hope that by this time it will be quiet in Ukraine and we will be able to personally get acquainted with the new Range Rover Sport SUV.