New Range Rover Sport revealed, loses 420kg compared to the outgoing model

Land Rover has unveiled the all-new Range Rover Sport, which is making its public debut this week at the New York Auto Show.

New Range Rover Sport is the fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover ever. Developed alongside the new Range Rover, the Sport follows the already familiar Evoque like design.

Even though its is based largely on the new Range Rover, the Sport is 149mm shorter and 55mm lower, while also benefitting from 75 per cent unique parts. It also weighs 45kg less than the new Range Rover and up to 420 kg less than the previous Sport when compared to the similar V6 engine. Compared to the outgoing model it is 62mm longer.

There is also an optional third row seat for the first time.

Fifth generation air suspension provides up to 115mm of regular movement, total movement range is 185mm thanks to automatic extension, triggered by sensors, and a manually-selected extension.

At launch two engines will be offered– a supercharged 503bhp 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine and a 288bhp 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine. In early 2014 254bhp 3.0-litre TDV6 and high performance 334bhp 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel engine will follow along with a high-efficiency diesel Hybrid. All engines are linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The SDV6 starts at £59,995, while the Supercharged Autobiography, with its 503bhp 5.0-litre V8 starts at £81,550.

New Range Rover Sport is an impressive luxury SUV. For full details about all the features and options take a look at the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


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