Enhanced Range Rover Sport receives smooth new six-cylinder diesel engines while new special edition models provide more choice than ever
The D350 is just one ofthe latest generation of Land Rover’s new six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines. They bring48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle(MHEV) diesel technology to the Range Rover Sport for the first time and areRDE2-certified. Developed in-house, the new in-line engine is available in D250, D300 and D350 variants, with power outputs ranging from 249PS (183kW) to 350PS (258kW). Theyreplace the V6 and V8 diesels.
The SV Premium Palette paint colour range, which makes lustrous colours and Satin finishes available to all Range Rover Sport customers, has been refreshed with eight new colours including Tourmaline Brown, Amethyst Grey-Purple andPetrolix Blue.
Inside, the purposefulcabin design and elegant details provide an undeniable sense of sporting luxury, while the seamlessly integrated Touch Pro Duo infotainment features enhance connectivity.
Key to the Range Rover Sport’s appeal is its sophisticated design, all-round capability and luxurious interior. The HSE Silver edition builds on the generous specification of HSE with a suite of sophisticated Shadow Atlas exterior trim finishes, Privacy Glass and53.34 cm (21) Gloss Black and contrast diamond-turned alloy wheels fitted as standard.
Available with seven exterior colour options, including new Lantau Bronze and Hakuba Silver, and two interior choices, the HSE Silver also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, Privacy Glass, front centre console cooler compartment and Meridian Surround Sound System. The HSE Silveris available with the most popular petrol or diesel engine for each market and a P400e PHEV powertrain in some markets.
The new HSE Dynamic Blackis based on the HSE Dynamic and features an exteriorBlack Pack, giving the Range Rover Sport extra road presence with matching 53.34 cm (21) Gloss Black alloy wheels,Privacy Glass and an all-black interior.
Finished in Santorini Black or Carpathian Grey with contrast roof, the HSE Dynamic Black / HSE Dynamic Stealth edition also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, Ebony Premium Headlining andMeridian Surround Sound System as standard.
For high-performance customers, the 575PS (423kW)SVR Carbon Edition provides a stealthy take on the flagship of the Range Rover Sport familywith extensive Carbon Fibre detailing.
The Carbon Edition features an exposed Carbon Fibre bonnet centre section, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, as well as a range of other Carbon Fibre exterior design details, Carbon Fibre interior trim finishers, Exclusive SVR Carbon Edition treadplates, a Carbon Fibre Engine Cover and 55.88 cm(22) Gloss Black alloy wheels.
Power and efficiency
Alongside the existing range of powerful and refined petrol engines are the latest six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines that are smoother, more refined and more efficient than the engines they replace.
The new in-line designs meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro 6d-final real-world driving compliancewith 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology boosting responses and fuel economy. As a result, the new Ingenium unit is one of the world’s leading clean diesel engines.
All the engines available play to the Range Rover Sport’s high-performance character, with the new D350 diesel powering the luxury performance SUV from 0-60mph in just 6.5 s(0-100km/h 6.9 s). With an impressive torque output of 700Nm, strong responses remain at the core of the Range Rover Sport experience and, with CO2 emissions of just 237g/km for the most powerful D350, customers gain traditional V8 diesel performance with six-cylinder efficiency.
Strong performance is backed up by an engaging drive that strikes a fine balance between dynamism and comfort. The Range Rover Sport’s advanced all-wheel driveand air suspension both constantly adaptand respond to road conditions, providing driver feedback and involvement, while retaining the superior refinement that customers expect. Lightweight aluminium construction is a key factor behind the Range Rover Sport’s agile handling and dynamic responses.
The latest Range Rover Sport engine range comprises:
The plug-in hybrid electric P400e is the most fuel-efficient Range Rover Sport and can drive up to 26 miles (41km) in full electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions.
The powerful 300PS (221kW) Ingenium petrol engine combines with an105kW electric motor for a combined 404PS (297kW),so performance is uncompromised. The PHEV powertrainaccelerates the Range Rover Sport from 0-60mph in 6.3s (0-100km in 6.7 s) while returning up to 86.9mpg (3.3l/100km) in WLTP tests.
The standard-fit Mode 3 cable means a full charge takes less than three hours from a wall box or public charging point, compared to 7.5 hours via a regular Mode 2 cable.
Enhancements to connectivity and security are also available for 21Model Year Range Rover Sport models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered as standard across all models, while up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections can be made, keeping the driver and passengers connected at all times.
The new embedded Spotify app also gives Spotify Premium subscribers instant access to millions of tracks and podcasts directly through Touch Pro Duo without the need to synchronise a smartphone with the vehicle.
Driver and passenger wellbeing has been enhanced withthe Range Rover Sport’sCabin Air Ionisation system, now with PM2.5 filtration. Simply controlled via a ‘Purify’ button within the touchscreen infotainment, the state-of-the-art set-up filters out fine dust particles and allergens, and neutralises odours, to provide a calm, relaxing, refined and healthy environment.
For added security, 12-month subscriptions to Secure Tracker and Secure Tracker Pro are standard-fit, giving owners greater peace of mind.