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All-New Range Rover Sport!


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  • 2 weeks later...

In the rare chance that you had any doubts whether Land Rover's 2014 Range Rover Sport is the worst kept secret of the 2013 New York Auto Show, here's a new round of images showing the premium SUV from all four corners, and which just surfaced online.

The sportier-looking sibling of the Range Rover Mk4, rides on the latter's all-aluminum, bonded and riveted PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform. The switch to from steel to aluminum construction will help the Range Rover Sport Mk2 shed as much as 300 kg or (661 pounds) over its predecessor.

We expect Land Rover to release details later today during a special event in New York, but the Sport will likely launch with a selection of supercharged V6 and V8 gasoline engines and V6 and V8 turbo diesels.

Visually, the new Sport looks like what you'd expect it to be: a more dynamic version of the Range Rover Mk4 with sleeker proportions, a lowered roofline, more angled front and rear windshields and a shorter rear overhang.

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I don't understand the appeal of Range Rovers at all - Any of the range.

Chavy Bling at the lower echelons and vastly expensive, luxurious but wildly unreliable in the full fat versions.

Agreed with the bling on the Sport and Evoque but the full fat is one of the best cars I have owned (2 so far) and the later models have been reliable, in the snow this week there isnt a better vehicle out there, the only thing that has stopped me this week is abandoned cars blocking my way, this was my road on sunday:

http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=48167&stc=1&d=1364329633

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With the previous generation, I always got the impression Land Rover used what they'd learned from the 2002 RR to design the 2004 Disco, and subsequently used what they'd learned from the 2004 Disco to design the 2005 RRS. Hence the RRS was the better car being an evolution of an evolution etc

However, this time the RR and RRS have been designed in parallel, and I get the impression they have tried to put more distance between the two models? Be interesting to see how its priced with the huge jump in price of the RR.

Oh and yes I agree this RRS looks hideous whereas the new RR looks absolutely gorgeous

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Land Rover has released UK pricing and specifications for its second generation Range Rover Sport that made its world debut just last month at the New York Auto Show.

Slotting between the existing Discovery 4 and the regular Range Rover, the all-new Sport starts from £51,500 and is available to order in the UK now with first deliveries scheduled to commence from the third quarter of the year.

Customers can choose from three engines, including two diesels, a 255hp (258PS) 3.0-liter TDV6 and a 288hp (292PS) 3.0-liter SDV6, plus a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol rated for 503hp (510PS), with all powerplants coming with stop/start technology and an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

Once they're done with the engines, the next move is to select from one of four available equipment grades, named SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic.

The base SE starts at £59,995 and comes fitted as standard with the following features: leather upholstery, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, DAB digital audio, a power tailgate, intelligent stop-start, two-zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, HD navigation, four-corner air suspension with automatic levelling, Terrain Response and "Say-What-You-See" voice control.

If you move up to the HSE grade that is priced from £59,995, you'll get a series of upgrades including: 20-inch alloy wheels, Oxford perforated leather seats with 14-way electric front seat adjustment and memory function, heated rear seats, power steering column adjustment, front fog lights, paddle shift controls, heated windscreen, rear view camera and aluminium Range Rover treadplates.

The HSE Dynamic is the next step in the range and it starts from £64,995. In addition to the HSE's standard features, it adds stainless steel pedals, a bright finish for the twin tailpipes, gloss black grille and vents, 21-inch alloys, illuminated treadplates, twin speed transfer box, torque vectoring and the more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 Auto system.

Those who want it all, can opt for the flagship Autobiography Dynamic specification with a starting price of £74,995, which ups the equipment ante with these additional features: High Beam Assist for the headlights, configurable interior mood lighting, Meridian Surround Sound audio system, illuminated treadplates, adaptive cruise control with Queue Assist, plus a more comprehensive safety package including emergency braking and active front seatbelts.

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