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Australia gets new entry-level Range Rover Sport and Hybrid

Land Rover Australia has announced a new entry-level Range Rover Sport TDV6 S, specification changes and opened the order books for the first-ever Range Rover Sport Hybrid.

AVAILABLE FOR THE first time in Australia, the 2015 Range Rover Sport will be available in new entry-level TDV6 S trim, with pricing from $92,600 (+ORC). Deliveries will begin in December.

Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 producing 190kW and 600Nm of torque, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It also gets air suspension and Land Rover’s clever Terrain Response system.
“Standard features include – a hard disk navigation system with hard disk audio server and voice control, rear-view camera with visual guidance and a hitch assist function, 19-inch five split spoke alloy wheels, comfortable and supportive 6/4 way seats with height adjustment, and enjoy music as it was intended through the 250W audio system with eight speakers,” a statement read.

Beyond the new entry-level 2015 Range Rover Sport TDV6 S, the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic variants have also come in for substantial specification revisions. For instance, the SE is now available with $6860 worth of extra equipment with the price remaining unchanged. It gets: 14/14 way powered seats, front parking aid, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Automatic Xenon headlamps with LED signature, high-beam assist and power wash.

The HSE and HSE Dynamic variants now benefit from up to $6470 worth of extras at no cost, including: 18/18 way powered memory seats, a 12.3-inch TFT Virtual Instrument Panel, automatic headlamps with high beam assist, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, enhanced volumetric alarm, customer configurable mood-lighting and premium mats, front and rear.

Land Rover will also be offering a Range Rover Sport SDV6 Hybrid in HSE and Autobiography trim, with pricing for the HSE starting at $146,900 (+ORC) and the Autobiography from $165,300 (+ORC). The Hybrid runs a 215kW 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine and an integral 35kW/175Nm electric motor slotted between the engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover says it engineered the Range Rover Sport from the start to take a Hybrid variant.

Land Rover says, “The Hybrid model offers the customer additional Hybrid functionality in addition to the Land Rover Terrain Response programs. A driver selectable EV mode prioritises EV running on electric power only, and an Inhibit mode prioritises Hybrid boost to support the engine for maximum vehicle performance or to reassure the driver on difficult terrain.”


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Isaac Bober

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