After Land Rover unveiled a new Range Rover, the launch of the third generation Range Rover Sport is now announced for the end of 2022. Order books are now open, things start at a whopping €93,000. The renewal of the Sport was delayed since the model had been on the market for nine years. The sport made its debut in 2005.
17 years later, the third generation follows with a wide range of engines. The top-of-the-range model is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine with 510 hp, in addition there is a six-cylinder gasoline engine, three diesels also with six pots and three liters and a rechargeable plug-in hybrid in which it is mounted A 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine is married to an electric motor. There are two performance levels available here, 510 or 440 hp. The unit’s battery is unusually large. 38.2 kWh ensure an electric range of 113 kilometers according to the standard. Combustion engines are all mild hybrids, the model designations P400, D250, D300 and D350 are based on engine power.
From the outside the new one looks bland, it follows the Range Rover’s design specs, everything looks lean and slim, the door handles close flush. Nothing changes in the 4.90 meter format. The interior, which now comes with a modern 13.1-inch touchscreen and 13.7-inch instrument display, has been significantly cleaned up. All of today’s common electronic aids are on board and if not, they can be recharged via Sota (Software over the Air).
There is also something tangible to report. All-wheel drive is a matter of course, so is the eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel steering is new. As before, there are different trim versions, now called S, SE, Dynamic HSE and Autobiography. A First Edition will also be offered in the first year. In 2024, the Range Rover and Sport will come as fully electric versions.
Both are made in Solihull, near Birmingham, in the brick buildings, hardly changed from the outside, where Land Rover’s wonderful journey began in 1948. A farmer’s car became a brand with seven models today .