As if the much-admired Range Rover Sport wasn’t quite excellent enough, Land Rover’s announced the launch of three exciting high specification models – the HSE Dynamic Black, HSE Silver and striking SVR Carbon Edition.
Key to the Range Rover Sport’s appeal is its sophisticated design, all-round capability and luxurious interior. The HSE Silver edition builds on the generous specification of HSE with a suite of sophisticated shadow atlas exterior trim finishes, privacy glass and 21-inch gloss black and contrast diamond-turned alloy wheels fitted as standard.
Available with seven exterior colour options, including new Lantau bronze and Hakuba silver, and two interior choices, the HSE Silver also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass, front centre console cooler compartment and Meridian Surround Sound System. The HSE Silver is available with the D300 diesel and the P400e PHEV powertrains.
HSE Dynamic Black
The new HSE Dynamic Black is based on the HSE Dynamic and features an exterior Black Pack, giving the Range Rover Sport extra road presence with matching 21-inch gloss black alloy wheels, privacy glass and an all-black interior on the P400e and 22” wheels as standard on the D300.
Finished in Santorini black or Carpathian grey with contrast roof, the HSE Dynamic Black also benefits from a fixed panoramic roof, Ebony Premium Headlining and Meridian Surround Sound System as standard.
SVR Carbon Edition
For high-performance customers, the 575PS (423kW) SVR Carbon Edition provides a stealthy take on the flagship of the Range Rover Sport family with extensive carbon fibre detailing.
The Carbon Edition features an exposed carbon fibre bonnet centre section, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, as well as a range of other carbon fibre exterior design details, carbon fibre interior trim finishers, Exclusive SVR Carbon Edition treadplates, a carbon fibre engine cover and 22-inch gloss black alloy wheels.
Enhancements to connectivity and security are also available for 21 Model Year Range Rover Sport models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered as standard across all, while up to eight 4G Wi-Fi connections can be made, keeping the driver and passengers connected at all times.
The new embedded Spotify app also gives Spotify Premium subscribers instant access to millions of tracks and podcasts directly through Touch Pro Duo without the need to synchronise a smartphone with the vehicle.
Driver and passenger wellbeing has been enhanced with the Range Rover Sport’s Cabin Air Ionisation system, now with PM2.5 filtration. Simply controlled via a ‘purify’ button within the touchscreen infotainment, the state-of-the-art set-up filters out fine dust particles and allergens, and neutralises odours, to provide a calm, relaxing, refined and healthy environment.
For added security, a 12-month subscription to the highest level of vehicle security – Secure Tracker Pro is standard-fit, giving owners greater peace of mind.
Alongside the existing range of powerful and refined petrol engines are the latest six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines that are smoother, more refined and more efficient than the engines they replace.
The new in-line designs meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards and Euro 6d-final real-world driving compliance with 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology boosting responses and fuel economy. As a result, the new Ingenium unit is one of the world’s leading clean diesel engines.
All the engines available play to the Range Rover Sport’s high-performance character, with the new D350 diesel powering the luxury performance SUV from 0-60mph in just 6.5 seconds (0-100km/h 6.9 seconds). With an impressive torque output of 700Nm, strong responses remain at the core of the Range Rover Sport experience and, with CO2 emissions of just 237g/km for the most powerful D350, customers gain traditional V8 diesel performance with six-cylinder efficiency.
Strong performance is backed up by an engaging drive that strikes a fine balance between dynamism and comfort. The Range Rover Sport’s advanced all-wheel drive and air suspension both constantly adapt and respond to road conditions, providing driver feedback and involvement, while retaining the superior refinement that customers expect. Lightweight aluminium construction is a key factor behind the Range Rover Sport’s agile handling and dynamic responses.