New 2013 Range Rover Sport coming next month
Second-gen Range Rover Sport will be offered with two engine options and as a '5+2' SUV for the first time
Land Rover will launch the second-generation Range Rover Sport in India next month.
The new Range Rover Sport has much more in common with the Range Rover than the old model, sharing most of its primary suspension and transmission parts and key components of its aluminium monocoque chassis (adopted instead of the original model’s heavy, old-tech, twin-rail steel chassis).
The new car is 62mm longer 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 will be on offer, a 3.0-litre diesel V6 and a 5.0-litre petrol V8. All engines come with stop-start system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.