Range Rover Sport 2014 revealed
The 2014 Range Rover has been revealed in time for the 2013 New York Auto show, although if you kept track of the internet, you’ll have seen the leaked photos already. If you hadn’t, you could’ve guessed anyway what it’d look like — a cross between an Evoque and a Range Rover Vogue.
Notable features include better aerodynamics due to a sharper-sloping windshield, an aluminium structure that cuts 360 kg in weight, and a gain of more than 60 mm in length to accommodate a third-row seat for the first time.
The Range Rover Sport can be had with either a 340 hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 or the 510 hp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with stop/start tech and an 8-speed automatic, all shared with the larger Range Rover. In a sign that the Sport has become more of a crossover, the Sport will come with either a single-speed Torsen differential or an optional two-speed transfer case with low range.
A new Terrain Response system and height-adjustable suspension are available, although none of the press photos show the new model doing anything more than crossover-grade snow driving. It truly has become a rival for the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne.
Expect the new Range Rover Sport to hit UAE, Saudi and other GCC showrooms by early next year.
Keep track of prices and updates in the Range Rover Sport buyer guide.