Land Rover has launched the second-generation Range Rover Sport in India.
The new Range Rover Sport looks a lot more like the Evoque and shares most of its primary suspension and transmission parts and key components of its aluminium monocoque chassis with the full-size Range Rover.
The new car is 62mm longer and 55mm wider than the outgoing Sport, but still 149mm shorter than the flagship Range Rover, while its wheelbase is 178mm longer than that of its predecessor. Thus, its rear overhang is markedly shorter than before and the redesigned cabin offers both more rear-seat knee room and space for an optional pair of electrically powered, fold-down, child-friendly seats forming a third row, making this a ‘5+2’ SUV for the first time.
For India, two engine options are on offer, a 3.0-litre diesel V6 and a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8. Both engines get a stop-start system and come mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and will be available in S, SE, HSE and Autobiography trim levels.
The new Range Rover Sport is priced at Rs. 1.09 crore for the 3.0-litre V6 diesel and Rs. 1.65 crore for the top-end 5.0-litre SC petrol Autobiography variant. (ex-showroom, Mumbai).