Range Rover Sport’s third generation is here and is all set to make its way to Indian shores sometime next year. The new SUV from Great Britain features a rear-wheel steering system and gets a couple of engine options, including a V8 and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). It also gets an Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control along with an Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system.
Under the hood of the Range Rover Sport, there are a multitude of engines available. Globally, it gets a choice of in-line six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines, a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre, V8 petrol engine, and a plug-in hybrid that uses a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. The PHEV, available from 2024, is said to get a range of approximately 740km using both the petrol engine and the electric motor. The standard petrol and diesel engines will get a 48V mild-hybrid powertrain.
The Range Rover Sport also features rear-wheel steering along with torque vectoring and an electronic differential. It also gets Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system for off-roading and gets an Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control system that adjusts the speed automatically and lets the driver focus solely on steering the SUV.
On the outside, the design of the new Range Rover Sport is heavily inspired by the standard Range Rover that was introduced last year. The headlights are the slimmest ever to be fitted to a Land Rover product, while the uninterrupted tail lights provide a distinctive look.
The inside of the Range Rover Sport is said to be more driver-oriented than its bigger sibling. It gets a 13.1-inch curved touchscreen for the Pivi Pro infotainment system, which also gets support for wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Alexa connectivity. The driver will get all the information through a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster. It also has an additional 75mm in the wheelbase to increase leg room for the rear passengers.
As mentioned earlier, the Range Rover Sport will arrive in India sometime next year. The deliveries for the regular Range Rover are said to begin around the end of this year.
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