The third generation of Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport has been launched, and will be available with hybrid engines from launch as well as a pure-electric version in 2024.
Available to order now, plug-in hybrid versions get a range of up to 70 miles on electric power alone, with two PHEVs available for drivers. Thanks to the long range and CO2 emissions as low as 18 g/km, it means the Range Rover Sport PHEVs are rated from just 5% BIK for company car drivers.
The more powerful of the two PHEVs will be powered by a 3.0 litre petrol engine and 105 kW electric motor for 510hp in the P510e, though a P440e will come in beneath this version at a lower cost.
A range of six-cylinder and petrol and diesel engines will also be offered from launch, while the flagship version will initially be powered by a petrol V8.
However, come at its launch in 2024, the halo Range Rover Sport will be the pure-electric version, which is expected to offer at least 300 miles of range on a charge, and include ultra-rapid charging. No details on the EV have been provided as yet other than the confirmation that one will be added to the line-up within the next two years.
Following on from the recent launch of the Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport is more compact and sleeker in style, emphasising its sporting focus.
Available with a “Stormer Handling Pack” the new Range Rover Sport will be more dynamic than anything else in the Range Rover line-up, with electronic anti-roll systems, as well as all-wheel steering and an active differential with torque vectoring.
Inside, the driver gets twin screens, with a 13.7-inch instrument panel and 13.1-inch infotainment system. The latter includes full Amazon Alexa integration as well as smartphone connectivity, and can be upgraded with over-the-air updates.
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