Updated Range Rover Sport on way here from $96,728+ORC
The updated Range Rover Sport will go on-sale in Australia from $96,728+ORC towards the end of this year, adding a new engine and user functionality.
THE UPDATED Range Rover Sport will arrive Down Under towards the end of this year sporting a new engine and increased user functionality.
A new 3.0-litre twin-turbo SDV6 replaces the old 2.0-litre SD4 in the line-up offering 6kW more power (to 183kW) and an extra 100Nm of torque. When the updated line-up arrives, customers will be able to choose from three diesel engines and a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 as well as the return of a plug-in hybrid Range Rover Sport in the form of the P400e which offers a pure-electric driving range of 51km – read our review of the old plug-in hybrid Range Rover Sport.
Beyond this, the updated Range Rover will offer Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and also with Steering Assist. Stop and Go enables the vehicle to follow the speed of the vehicle in front to a stop and then resume again when that car moves off (both only if the vehicle in front moves off within three seconds of stopping). While the ACC with Steering Assist helps to keep the vehicle in its lane via moderate steering inputs so long as the driver’s hands are on the steering wheel. With both forms of ACC, high speed emergency braking will also be available – it’s a high-speed autonomous emergency brake.
Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The latest enhancements to the Range Rover Sport build on its credentials as the luxury performance SUV. With a more efficient powertrain line-up, improved safety technology and state-of-the-art lighting features, this is a vehicle that demands to be driven.”