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The Land Rover’s new premium sports SUV is officially unveiled, as the British actor Daniel Craig drives the new Range Rover Sport in a live reveal through Manhattan in New York. The new Range Rover Sport is a SUV premium class, offering high performance speed, all-terrain dynamics, modern interior luxury and advanced technology for more comfort and safety. Engine Power and Performance : Initially, the new Range Rover Sport will be offered with a choice of 4 engine(2 petorl, 2 diesel), where petrol engines will be comprised of 5.0 Litre V8 petrol engine with an output of 510 PS and a new 3.0 Litre V6 petrol engine with an output of 340 PS, while the diesel engines consists of one 3.0 Litre TDV6 diesel engine with an output of 258 PS and a 3.0 Litre SDV6 diesel engine with an output of 292 PS. The additional engine configuration will be introduced later this year which comprised of high-performance 4.4 Litre SDV8 diesel engine with an output of 339 PS and also a highly efficient diesel Hybrid variant which can be booked in later months of 2013, with a delivery in 2014. The diesel engines in the new Range Rover Sport are mated with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox. In its range, the new Range Rover Sport can sprint 0 to 60 miles/hour in sub 5.0 seconds with better efficiency figure depending on the model, with 24% less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions starts with 194 grams/km. And to improve these efficiency figures in its future variants of new Range Rover Sports, Land Rover is open to introduce new lightweight powertrain with high power in a 4-cylinder engine, which will reduce 500 kg* of overall weight as compared to the previous variants.
Driving Dynamics : With the advance level of engineering, the new Range Rover Sport has built with enhanced level of on-road driving dynamics, to offer comfortable riding experience with more connected and agile handling. The lightweight aluminium suspension is fully-independent, with wide-spaced double-wishbones at the front and an advanced multi-link layout at the rear. The best wheel articulation of 546 mm and wheel travel [260 mm front and 272 mm rear], makes it best for tough condition. More ground clearance of 278 mm[an increase of 51 mm], revised air suspension system which varies within two ride heights automatically and advanced Terrain Response® 2 system which is capable of selecting best terrain programme automatically. The new electric power steering featuring lighter, better direct steering ability and an option of 2 permanent All-Wheel Drive systems and the alternative system is 18 kilograms more lighter and features a single-speed transfer case with a Torsen differential, which automatically distributes torque to the axle with most grip, working together with the traction control systems to deliver best traction in all conditions. Exterior Sportiness : The new Range Rover Sports with a best blend of sports and luxury, is sharing the design DNA between the Range Rover and the Evoque. The more uniqueness from the previous model with fresh bold design depicting power and athletic abilities of the new Range Rover Sport. It is 4850 mm longer which is just 62 mm more in length as compared to its previous model and other 7-seater SUVs & Sedan, more easy to park. On the other hand with a longer wheelbase[increased by 178 mm], it has better space and more access for rear passengers. Shorter overhangs at the front and rear, plus additional width[+55 mm] give the new vehicle a more modern stance. With its faster windscreen angle, streamlined and rounded profile and lower, dynamic sloping roof-line the new Range Rover Sport is 8 percent more aerodynamic than the outgoing vehicle [Cd 0.34]. The new Sport is 149 mm shorter and 55 mm lower than the all-new Range Rover on which it is based and model-for-model weighs 45 kg less. To enhancing its personalization, it will be offered with an option of wheel designs whose diameter vary from 19 to 22 inches[i.e. 19,20,21,22] and the iconic Viper’s Nest wheel design, now available for the first time across all Range Rover models.
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