LIVE – All New Range Rover Sport Unveiled, becomes the most Dynamic SUV on its lineup
Land Rover has unveiled the All New Range Rover Sport Globally today. This is the third generation of the Range Rover Sport made its dramatic world-first climb up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland. New Range Rover Sport resist the surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Karahnjukar Dam – the biggest of its kind in the world – at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. A loss of traction risked plunging down the perilous 90 metre drop at the base of the spillway to the valley floor below while the New Range Rover Sport braved it all.
The successful spillway ascent was screened for the first time at an exclusive launch event at Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, UK. Official James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins was behind the wheel as the New Range Rover Sport demonstrated its grip, traction, performance and composure, completing the latest in a series of challenges for Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV.
Previous feats include a record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, a first recorded crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and a first ascent of the 999 steps to Heaven’s Gate in China, in 2018.
Powering the All New Range Rover Sport will be the six cylinder mild hybrid engine, 48V Plug-in Hybrid in 2023 and full Electric Vehicle in 2024. The All New Range Rover Sport uses the MLA-Flex platform that gives it greater stiffness than the previous Sport and provides the foundation for the Integrated Chassis Control System.
You also get Dynamic Air Suspension with switchable volume springs – a Range Rover first that is standard across the range. The new Stormer Handling Pack brings Dynamic Response Pro (using the 48-volt power system for anti-roll axle control), all-wheel steering, and Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking; the pack will standard on P510e and P530 models. Terrain Response 2 is standard, with Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control fitted to the Sport for the first time.
Like the outgoing model lot of tech and features has been derived from the big daddy Range Rover. The All New Range Rover Sport will be available in Dynamic SE/HSE specifications along with Land Rover’s iconic First Edition that also will be available on the lineup.
In terms of styling the All New Range Rover Sports comes with a so called Stealth grille upfront and a neatly sculpted tailgate with all its key styling body panels shouting out its Range Rover Sport lineage. The doorhandles and glass are fitted flush, with the laser-welded roof that gives the SUV a smoother appearance.
Inside the All New Range Rover Sport you get Jaguar Land Rover’s latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment system and 13.1in curved glass touchscreen. Upholstery choices include Ultrafabrics in Duo Tone colourways along with regular premium leather options too on the list. The sound system is a Meridian Signature Sound unit that powers through 29 speakers, a new subwoofer and up to 1430W – including four headrest speakers that enable those travelling in the four main seats of the vehicle to experience “personal sound zones” that’s a step or two ahead of 3D surround sound.
The sound system also works with Active Noise Cancellation. In normal driving, microphones and accelerometers inside each wheel arch constantly monitor the sounds passing into the vehicle, while digital processors calculate the level of noise-cancelling sound required to filter this from the cabin – much like a pair of high-end headphones. In sportier drive modes, the sound system allows more engine noise into the cabin.