NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT DEBUTS IN RECORD BREAKING STUNT
The highly anticipated New Range Rover Sport debuted in spectacular style with a world-first 193m climb up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland. The third generation of Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV - the most desirable, technologically advanced and capable yet - made light work of a surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Kárahnjúkar Dam.
Official James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins was behind the wheel as the New Range Rover Sport demonstrated its grip, traction, performance and composure, while the water flowed at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. The danger was real, as a loss of traction would have seen the vehicle plunge down the 90m drop at the base of the spillway to the valley floor below.
STRIKING MODERN DESIGN
The Range Rover Sport’s exterior design features muscular proportions, a dynamic stance and instantly recognisable profile. The striking modern design extends to the all-new interior with a new cockpit-like interpretation of the trademark Range Rover Command Driving Position, the latest convenience and driver assistance technologies, and the finest materials. The award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment features a high resolution floating 13.1-inch haptic touchscreen, complemented by 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display and Amazon Alexa voice Al for an intuitive digital experience.
AN IMPRESSIVE BLEND OF POWER AND EFFICIENCY
The line-up of powertrains includes two six-cylinder extended range Electric Hybrid plug-ins, which provide a pure-electric driving range of up to 125km and CO2 emissions as low as 37g/km. The new 390kW V8 Twin Turbo provides sports car performance, reaching 0-100km/h in as little as 4.5 seconds with Dynamic Launch engaged. Customers can also choose from powerful and efficient mild hybrid petrol and diesel Ingenium engines.
UNANIMOUS PRAISE FROM AUTO MEDIA
After its memorable launch, the reviews for the Range Rover Sport are in and are unanimously glowing. Ready 4 Adventure raved, “After the limits of 4WD capability and luxury have been met, there is the Range Rover Sport! The Range Rover Sport is absolutely and undeniably a formidable force both on and off road.” The Daily Telegraph noted that “this top-shelf SUV has been given a major makeover with good looks inside and out paired with plenty of hi-tech and luxury features”. Chasing Cars felt the New Range Rover Sport “promises to move the game forward both on- and off-road”, while Exhaust Notes said, “The new Range Rover Sport redefines sporting luxury, effortlessly combining assertive and instinctive on-road performance with trademark refinement, progressive design sophistication and connected convenience.”