Land Rover has yet again redefined luxury and performance with the unveiling of the third-generation Range Rover Sport. The new Range Rover Sport has not only become in every aspect but is also being offered with a slew of powertrains. The long list of engines that can be paired with the Range Rover Sport includes a potent new V8 to appeal to the enthusiasts, as well as six-cylinder extended range PHEVs and mild-hybrid six-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines. The variants on offer include S, SE, HSE, and Autobiography specifications.

Since Land Rover has announced its roadmap towards complete electrification, expect the all-electric Range Rover Sport to be unveiled in 2024.

Exterior

The new Range Rover Sport might appear sharper and sleeker than before, but it is still unmistakably a Range Rover.

The signature Land Rover grille is sleeker than before and smoothly merges with the adaptive LED headlamps that also receive a smoked treatment. The mean-looking fascia is further complimented by the aggressively styled bumper. The side profile of the Range Rover Sport is mainly dominated by smooth and flowy character lines. The rear carries on with the imposing yet minimalistic styling.

Interior

The cabin has taken some serious inspiration from the ultra-luxurious Range Rover as the overall ambience is significantly uplifted by the generous use of ambient lighting.

The humongous 13.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is hard to miss and presumably it is going to be super-intuitive as well since it comes loaded with the company’s Pivi Pro software. JLR hasn’t completely eliminated physical buttons as you still get chunky knobs to play around with the climate control and terrain response system.

The newly-introduced 13.1-inch digital driver’s display will make the Range Rover Sport an absolute delight to drive as well. Some other notable features include ADAS, Amazon Alexa, wireless phone charger, 29-speaker 1430W Meridian sound system, soft closing doors, active noise cancellation, powered front seats with heating and ventilation and 3D surround-view camera.

Engines

Land Rover has gone absolutely berserk with the engine options. First up, the P510e PHEV is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine that is paired with a 105kW electric motor. This combination allows this particular Rover Sport to put down 510 bhp.

This level of performance propels the Rover Sport from 0-100 kmph in 5.4 seconds. It can also run on pure electricity with a claimed range of 113km. A lower tune of the same engine dubbed as P440e PHEV is also available which puts down 440 bhp. However, the star of the show has to be the BMW-sourced 4.4-litre V8 engine that is capable enough to belt down 530PS and doing 0-100kmph in just 4.3 seconds. All the new Range Rover Sport variants come equipped with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control makes its debut on New Range Rover Sport and helps drivers navigate tricky terrain by maintaining steady progress according to the ground conditions. Drivers can select one of four comfort settings and the system intelligently adjusts the speed, allowing the driver to focus on steering the vehicle. Dynamic Air Suspension introduces switchable-volume air springs for the first time and is fitted to every New Range Rover Sport. The intelligent system enhances the bandwidth of the suspension by varying the pressure within the airbags to deliver traditional Range Rover comfort with the dynamic handling expected from the Range Rover Sport.