Drive the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the compact model which delivers the same toughness and endurance. Lower to the ground and sleek, the Range Rover is a beautiful road beast.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport: A Fast and Agile SUV
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport takes all the elements of the original model and condenses them into a more compact, lower-slung SUV. Still offering bucket loads of space but a sleeker silhouette, the Range Rover Sport is another addition to this popular collection. Redesigned to have a new lightweight body, the Range Rover Sport is a nimble drive, proving surprisingly agile and quick thanks to the reduction in kilos. This lighter weight model provides a much sportier driver, making it quicker to accelerate and also more cost-effective with fuel too.
If you want an engine that offers the maximum performance, there's a supercharged 5.0 litre that won't fail to delight. However, drivers have the option of a number of other engines too. These start with a V6 3.0-litre diesel engine, offered with either 255 or 288 horsepower. If you're looking for more power you can up the engine to the V8 4.4-litre diesel. Range Rovers often receive bad press because of their fuel guzzling reputation but there are now hybrid models available. Choose from either gas or diesel combined with an electric engine for a contemporary but eco-friendly option. Whichever engine you choose you'll have the benefit of a six-speed automatic transmission and Land Rover's innovative stop-start technology. This optimises the use of fuel and produces a far more economical drive.
Sporty Luxury in the Cabin
The Range Rover Sport comes in a range of different trims which offer different features; these can be upgraded with additional packages.
Some of the features which are included as standard in the cabin include alloy wheels, electric and heated mirrors, climate control, headlight washers, leather trim and heated seats. Further available extras include front fog lights, an electric sunroof, CD player, and height adjustable seating.
Safe Performance and Handling
The Terrain Response 2 is fitted to all trims and this helps the Range Rover Sport manage all road conditions and surfaces without a problem. The integrated system automatically changes a number of the driving variables to cope with all different types of terrain such as rocks, snow, grass, mud and rutted, uneven ground.
If you want your Land Rover Range Rover Sport able to take twisty turns even tighter without risking the wheels leaving the road, you can opt for the Dynamic package. This adds features such as Torque Vectoring Control which helps reduce the turning circle without reducing stability.
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is an SUV which has the same space inside that Land Rover enthusiasts will be familiar with, accompanied by a faster and more flexible performance.