The Range Rover Sport has consistently been one of the most popular cars we’ve ever had in the BOTB line-up, in fact we’ve given away 25 of them!
So an all-new model is a big deal, and we were really looking forward to this one given how amazing the new full-size Range Rover is. So the new Range Rover Sport is here and takes more than a little styling influence from the big brother, far more so than before.
Up front there’s a really slim grille with the slimmest LED headlights seen on a Range Rover, then below in the front bumper there are two grille openings, with intakes either side. The Sport is far more aerodynamic than before as a result of the sleeker look, which aids everything from top speed to economy to wind noise in the cabin.
The side profile is similar to before, with the rising belt line and a tapering glasshouse, but the rear really moves the game on. The slim rear lights really modernise the whole look and along with some nice detailing around the lower bumper which tapers a lot more than before it looks far more athletic this time around.
The tech level is through the roof too, with four-wheel steering to aid agility, a 48v anti roll system, dynamic air suspension and as it’s a Range Rover, the latest Terrain Response 2 off roading system. The interior is stunning too, with loads of room thanks to it having the same wheelbase as the bigger Range Rover.
This is the P440e Autobiography model, so you get a 3.0 litre inline six cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, combined with an electric motor to produce a combined 434bhp and 620Nm of torque, enough to help the Sport get to 62mph in just 5.8 seconds.
But the new Range Rover hybrids pack a serious amount of battery too – 38.2 kWh to be precise – which means it can do 70 miles on EV power alone – that’s honestly enough for most people’s daily journeys without even troubling the petrol engine. But when you do it’ll combine to do the equivalent of well over 300mpg – but what matters is that in the real world it’ll do over 450 miles on a tank and charge.
Autobiography spec brings 22 inch diamond turned alloy wheels, Meridian 3D surround sound system, Digital LED headlights, keyless entry, Windsor extended leather memory seats, head up display and 13.1 inch touchscreen display.
The best has just got better and you could win one with BOTB!