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The Arrival Of The New Range Rover Sport In The Philippine Market Has Been Officially Announced


The latest version of the Range Rover Sport elevates the standard for luxurious sports vehicles by seamlessly blending bold and intuitive on-road performance with the iconic refinement, modern design elegance, and convenient connectivity characteristic of the Range Rover brand. This third-generation model boasts unprecedented desirability, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional dynamic capabilities.

An array of powerful and efficient powertrain options are available, including six-cylinder extended range Electric Hybrids, a potent new V8, a mild hybrid six-cylinder petrol engine, and six-cylinder diesel Ingenium engines. Land Rover is committed to electrification and plans to introduce pure-electric propulsion for the Range Rover Sport in 2024.

Range Rover Sport

Design in detail
The Range Rover Sport’s exterior design is sleek and dynamic, with muscular proportions and taut surfacing that exude a sense of readiness. The vehicle’s short overhangs, assertive front-end, and steeply raked glazing at the front and back create a commanding road presence that communicates power and performance.

The exterior’s sculpted details are exquisite, from the stealth-like front grille to the Pixel LED lighting units that create a distinct Daytime Running Light (DRL) signature. The LED light graphics at the rear are uninterrupted, providing a crisp and contemporary look at night that is vivid and consistent from any angle. The exterior is further enhanced by beautifully executed flush glazing and door handles, a hidden waist rail finisher, and laser-welded roof that contribute to the vehicle’s excellent aerodynamic performance.

The new Dynamic model offers a unique exterior design with Satin Grey alloy wheels, Satin Burnished Copper finishes for the bonnet louvres and side ingots, and Matte Graphite Atlas finish for the front grille and Range Rover lettering. The bespoke lower cladding finished in body color gives the Dynamic model the most dramatic interpretation of the Range Rover Sport formula.

The all-new interior is designed to provide a compelling balance of sartorial elegance and visceral desire, with the latest technologies and the finest materials. The trademark Range Rover Command Driving Position and the high, sloping center console create a cockpit-like cabin that provides excellent visibility and intuitive technologies. The interior features innovative and sustainable material choices, including tactile and lightweight Ultrafabrics premium textiles finished in attractive new Duo Tone colorways, luxurious grained, Windsor or soft Semi-Aniline leather options, and Moonlight Chrome interior finishers. The integrated audio speakers, developed with Meridian, are hidden behind the textile of the rear doors, contributing to the clean, crisp, and modern aesthetic of the interior.

Engaging on every journey
The latest Range Rover Sport features a range of advanced chassis technologies, resulting in an immersive and dynamic driving experience. The MLA-Flex architecture, made from mixed metals, provides a higher level of torsional stiffness up to 35% more than the previous model. It works seamlessly with the Integrated Chassis Control system and a suite of other systems that have been specially tuned for the new model.

The Dynamic Response Pro and latest Dynamic Air Suspension work together to provide ultimate roll control, thanks to a 48-volt electronic active roll control system. This system can apply up to 1,400Nm of torque across each axle, providing drivers with confidence-inspiring driving experience and new levels of body control and cornering composure. The Dynamic Air Suspension, present in every new Range Rover Sport, uses an intelligent system that varies the pressure within the chambers to deliver traditional Range Rover comfort while also offering dynamic handling. The vehicle monitors the road ahead using eHorizon navigation data to pre-emptively prime for upcoming bends, optimizing responses.

Adaptive Dynamics 2 technology continuously controls the Active Twin Valve Dampers to reduce unwanted body movements and external factors up to 500 times per second to deliver precise and composed driving dynamics. This technology, along with other chassis technologies, provides the most precise and composed driving dynamics of any Range Rover Sport.

The optional Stormer Handling Pack is a combination of the New Range Rover Sport’s best chassis systems, which include Dynamic Response Pro, All-Wheel Steering, Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking, and Configurable Programs. This pack allows drivers to customize the driving modes both on and off-road, offering a unique driving experience. The P510e Electric Hybrid and P530 powertrains come standard with all elements of this pack.

All models of the New Range Rover Sport come with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. This system intuitively predicts where traction is needed and engages accordingly to ensure optimal progress and efficiency in all conditions.

To enhance off-road performance, the latest Terrain Response 2 system from Land Rover is installed, which applies the most suitable settings for the terrain. The New Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control is also available, which helps drivers navigate challenging terrain by maintaining a steady pace based on ground conditions. Four different comfort settings can be selected, and the system will adjust the speed intelligently, enabling the driver to concentrate on steering.

Range Rover Sport

Epitome of sporting luxury
The latest Range Rover Sport offers an unforgettable driving experience by combining luxury and driver-focused engagement. This is made possible through the use of advanced technologies and features. The vehicle’s 22-way adjustable, heated, and ventilated electric memory front seats, with massage function and winged headrests, provide ultimate support for longer journeys and engaging drives on winding roads. Rear passengers also enjoy a comfortable journey, thanks to ergonomically optimized seat geometry, 31mm more legroom, and 20mm greater knee clearance.

The next-generation Cabin Air Purification Pro is available to maintain a perfect driving environment by combining PM2.5 filtration and nanoe X technology to reduce odors, bacteria, allergens, and even the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The advanced CO2 Management function allows owners to purify the cabin before or during a journey, ensuring increased alertness and wellbeing for all occupants.

The vehicle also features a powerful Meridian audio system, including 29 speakers, a new subwoofer, and up to 1,430W of amplifier power. The Meridian Signature Sound System is the most advanced and powerful audio system ever fitted to a Range Rover Sport, providing a personalized sound experience through four headrest speakers that enable passengers to experience personal sound zones.

The next-generation Active Noise Cancellation reduces the effect of road and tire noise entering the cabin for ultimate refinement, while digital processors calculate the level of noise-cancelling sound required to filter this from the cabin.

Finally, the New Range Rover’s Deployable Door Handles with Soft Door Close offer an effortless entry to the vehicle while preserving its clean exterior lines, providing a true sense of modern luxury and convenience.

Range Rover Sport

Seamless technology
Land Rover has developed the powerful Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) to support a seamless ecosystem of connected technologies, which includes Software Over The Air (SOTA) for remote updates of 63 electronic modules. This clever technology ensures that the New Range Rover Sport remains at the forefront of innovation, modern technology, and services throughout its life.

The Pivi Pro infotainment system, which has won awards, boasts a high-resolution floating 13.1-inch curved touchscreen that sits at the centre of the modernist dashboard. With its ability to control everything from navigation to media and vehicle settings, Pivi Pro learns the user’s habits and intelligently personalises the onboard experience, becoming a truly intuitive personal assistant.

Pivi Pro features an easy-to-use interface, with a home screen that can be customised to include frequently used functions, and most features are accessible with just two taps of the main screen. Haptic feedback provides positive feedback to the operator’s inputs, reducing the need for the driver to take their eyes off the road to confirm their selection. The Pivi Pro screen is complemented by a 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display, with high-definition graphics that echo the main Pivi system, and a reconfigurable layout that allows drivers to see the most important information.

Voice control provides a new level of confidence, allowing users to control various settings and features with natural voice commands, reducing the potential for distraction. Voice control is embedded in Pivi Pro and can be activated simply by saying “Hey Land Rover,” and even customised with a specific “wake word” of the user’s choosing. The New Range Rover Sport also comes with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto, both of which are fitted as standard, allowing smartphones to be placed on the dedicated 15W Wireless Device Charger beneath the Pivi screen without the need for wires.

To support the New Range Rover Sport’s dynamic performance and enhanced refinement, the latest safety-focused Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been installed. All models come with Emergency Braking, 3D Surround Camera with front and rear parking sensors, Wade Sensing, ClearSight Ground View, Manoeuvring Lights, Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Lane Keep Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport

Electrified performance
The Range Rover Sport offers a diverse selection of electrified powertrains to deliver its customary performance. This range includes two extended-range Electric Hybrids, six-cylinder Ingenium petrols and diesels that use mild-hybrid technology, and an all-new V8 Twin Turbo. Moreover, in 2024, a fully electric model will be added to the New Range Rover Sport line-up.

The new P510e Electric Hybrid has been designed to meet the requirements of drivers seeking a high-performance drive, exceptional efficiency, and more than 100km of zero-emissions EV range. This vehicle seamlessly integrates Land Rover’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a potent 105kW electric motor and 38.2kWh battery to produce a total system output of 510PS. The P510e Electric Hybrid can reach 0-100km/h in just 5.4 seconds, has an electric driving range of up to 113km (70 miles), and is anticipated to have a real-world range of 88km (54 miles) – sufficient for most owners to complete up to 75% of their journeys on electric power. It also emits only 18g/km of CO2. For longer trips, the plug-in hybrid powertrain provides a combined range of 740km (460 miles) of petrol and electric power.

Additionally, the P440e Electric Hybrid is available and produces a total of 440PS from its powertrain, with the same all-electric driving range and low CO2 emissions as the P510e Electric Hybrid. It also delivers effortless acceleration and refinement, achieving 0-100km/h in just 5.8 seconds (0-60mph in 5.5 seconds).

Alternatively, the new flagship V8 Twin Turbo produces 530PS, providing the most exhilarating Range Rover Sport character. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) with Dynamic Launch engaged, adding an additional level of visceral excitement to the line-up.

Finally, the comprehensive selection of powertrains also includes powerful P360 and P400 mild-hybrid straight six Ingenium petrols, as well as six-cylinder D250, D300, and D350 mild-hybrid diesel engines.

Range Rover Sport

Peerless capability
The latest iteration of Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV, the New Range Rover Sport, boasts unparalleled dynamic capability and off-road competency. Its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) technology, combined with the latest all-terrain innovations and technologies, ensures an exceptional breadth of dynamic capability.

Furthermore, the Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control, an evolution of the All-Terrain Progress Control system, provides drivers with four customizable settings for optimal speed and comfort over rough terrain. This capability, a first for Land Rover, enhances off-road performance and allows drivers to focus solely on steering their vehicle across challenging landscapes.

Additionally, the Terrain Response 2 system automatically detects surface and terrain conditions, adapting the chassis to provide the best possible off-road experience. The Pivi Pro touchscreen prompts and informs drivers about the current terrain, working in concert with the comprehensive chassis systems for seamless progress off-road.