The Range Rover Sport continues to be the benchmark luxurious performance SUV with its latest update, designed to enhance the driving experience and customer convenience. The new 249PS 3.0-litre SDV6 twin-turbo engine replaces the 2.0-litre SD4 in European markets, delivering an additional 9PS and an extra 100Nm of torque; meaning it has improved acceleration and still meeting the latest EU emissions standards.
Moreover, customers have the option of the diesel engine alongside the efficient P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain launched last year with a 51km all-electric range. In addition, owners in China now have access to Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO), which was not previously available in this market.
“The latest enhancements to the Range Rover Sport build on its credentials as the luxury performance SUV. With a more efficient powertrain lineup, improved safety technology and state-of-the-art lighting features, this is a vehicle that demands to be driven,” said Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover.
The introduction of the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go assures the dynamic performance and daily usability of the Range Rover Sport. This enables the vehicle to maintain a set distance from the car in front and to follow it to a stop and pull away again, if stationary for less than three seconds.
This feature is available alongside the Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, which helps keep the vehicle centred in its lane by applying moderate steering interventions with the driver’s hands on the wheel. The technology uses lane markings and, or where no lane markings can be detected, the path of the vehicle in front. Switching lanes or braking deactivates the system.
High-speed Emergency Braking is also available with both forms of Adaptive Cruise Control, reducing the risk of collision by applying the brakes when an obstruction is detected ahead.