The 2015 Range Rover Sport is now on sale, with additional equipment at no extra costs to the customer. A new entry level variant, the TDV6 S priced from $92,600, and a Hybrid model priced from $146,900, have also been introduced.
Specified with Land Rover’s legendary next-generation four corner air suspension and Terrain Response, and powered by an efficient 190kW/600Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 engine, the TDV6 S is available from December 2014.
Standard features of the model include – a hard disk navigation system with hard disk audio server & voice control, rear-view camera with visual guidance and a hitch assist function, 19” five split spoke alloy wheels, comfortable and supportive 6/4 way seats with height adjustment, and enjoy music as it was intended through the 250W audio system with eight speakers.
The Range Rover Sport first hybrid model, the 3.0 SDV6 Hybrid will be offered in both HSE and Autobiography trim levels, the latter priced from $165,300.
The Hybrid uses a state-of-the-art diesel powertrain, which combines the 215kW 3.0-litre engine, and an integral 35kW/175Nm electric motor packaged between the engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission. Total combined output is rated at 250kW and 700Nm, enough to propel the luxury 4WD from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds, while returning a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.4L/100km.
To ensure that there is no compromise to the Range Rover Sport’s peerless breadth of capability, the vehicle has been engineered from the start for a hybrid derivative. As a result, the hybrid model is said to retain the dynamic driving experience of the other models, as well as their class-leading off-road performance.
The Hybrid model offers the customer additional Hybrid functionality in addition to the Land Rover Terrain Response programs. A driver selectable EV mode prioritises EV running on electric power only, and an Inhibit mode prioritises Hybrid boost to support the engine for maximum vehicle performance or to reassure the driver on difficult terrain.
Elsewhere, the core volume derivatives have substantial improvements to their key specifications and add significant customer value.
SE derivatives will now include $6,860 worth of additional value, with premium comfort and convenience additions such as – 14/14 way powered seats, front parking aid, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Automatic Xenon headlamps with LED signature, high-beam assist and powerwash
The HSE and HSE Dynamic derivatives now benefit from up to $6,470 of additional feature, which includes – 18/18 way powered memory seats, a 12.3” TFT Virtual Instrument Panel, automatic headlamps with high beam assist, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, enhanced volumetric alarm, customer configurable mood-lighting and premium mats, front & rear.
A Stealth Pack has also been introduced for the HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic trim levels. The Stealth Pack includes:
- Satin black front grille and grille surround, fog lamp bezels, bonnet and fender vents, upper mirror caps and tailgate finisher.
- Stealth finish on non-reflective headlamp and tail lamp surfaces
- A choice of 21” 9-spoke or 22” 5 spoke allow wheels, in stain black finish with wheel nuts in gloss black, further distinguishes the vehicle.