LAND ROVER REVEALS ALL-NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT
2014 US Models and MSRP(4):
Range Rover Sport SE: $63,495 3-Liter Supercharged V6 340hp
Range Rover Sport HSE: $68,495 3-Liter Supercharged V6 340hp
Range Rover Sport Supercharged: $79,995 5-Liter Supercharged V8 510hp
Range Rover Sport Autobiography: $93,295 5-Liter Supercharged V8 510hp
Price includes $895 destination and delivery4
At A Glance:
? Fastest, most-agile, and responsive Land Rover ever
? All-new high strength aluminum structure provides a weight savings
approximately 800lbs. over the previous generation Range Rover Sport
? Improved agility and exceptional performance with improved fuel
economy and reduced emissions
? New 5+2 third row seating option for occasional use
? Choice of 340hp supercharged V6 or a 510hp supercharged V8 engines
? Standard eight speed automatic transmission by ZF
? Choice of transfer cases - single speed Torsen or two-speed locking
with low range
? Advanced electronic driver assistance technologies
? Superbly crafted, luxurious interior
? Standard Intelligent Stop/Start technology to improve fuel economy
and reduce emissions
? Available new fully automatic Terrain Response® 2 system
? Exceptional on-road dynamics and all-terrain performance provides an
unrivalled breadth of capability
(NEW YORK, N.Y.) ? March 26, 2013 ?? The all-new 2014 Range Rover
Sport made its world debut today in New York City. It will be the
fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover ever. The Manhattan
skyline provided the perfect backdrop for this world premiere, as the
United States is the world's largest market for Range Rover Sport and
the New York metropolitan area is the top market in the world.
Developed alongside the 2013 Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport
delivers exceptional on-road dynamics with genuine Land Rover
all-terrain capability. The technologically advanced Range Rover Sport
presents an assertive and muscular exterior, luxurious interior, and
the practical flexibility provided by the option of 5+2 third row
seating for occasional use.
Featuring Land Rover's breakthrough suspension design and innovative
dynamic chassis technologies, the Range Rover Sport features an
all-new aluminum unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of
approximately 800lbs. (Note to editor: The previous generation vehicle
featured an "Integrated body-frame," which was composed of a
steel unibody mounted on a full frame chassis).
This weight reduction transforms the vehicle's dynamic performance,
enabling it to blend agile handling with exceptional comfort and to
offer a unique mix of sporting luxury and a dynamic, engaging driving
Speaking ahead of the official world premiere at the New York
International Auto Show, Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards
said: "The all-new Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has been
designed and engineered without compromise. With Land Rover capability
at its heart, it is one of the most road focused vehicles we've ever
produced, but of course still offers unsurpassed all-terrain
capability. It is a vehicle which is designed to be driven. We've
taken ride, handling and agility to another level for Land Rover to
deliver a truly rewarding, sporting, drive together with unmatched
luxury, capability and versatility.
"Building on the success of the recently launched flagship Range
Rover, the new Range Rover Sport also employs a vast array of new
technologies which help to transform its performance, refinement and
all round capabilities," adds Edwards.
1. RANGE ROVER SPORT DESIGN
The all-new Range Rover Sport has been designed to capture the
distinctive DNA of its predecessor, but with a bold evolution that
places it at the heart of the three-model Range Rover portfolio,
between the flagship Range Rover and the Range Rover Evoque vehicles.
With its 'faster' windshield angle, streamlined profile and sloping
roofline, the new Range Rover Sport is 8-percent more aerodynamic than
the previous model and achieves a drag figure of Cd 0.34.
1.1 Bold and progressive exterior design
The 2014 Range Rover Sport is just 2.5-inches longer than its
predecessor. At 191-inches, it is shorter than many mid-sized sedans,
bringing greater maneuverability and ease of parking. A wheelbase
that's longer by 7-inches yields greater room and improved access for
rear passengers. The new 2014 Range Rover Sport is 5.9-inches shorter
and 2.17-inches lower than the new 2013 Range Rover on which it is
based. It weighs about 100lbs. less than the Range Rover when
New interpretations of classic Range Rover Sport design cues include
the signature clamshell hood, floating roof, and side fender vents.
The vehicle also features bold new versions of the powerful wheel arch
design, horizontal body feature lines and distinctive rocker moldings;
all are key elements of the model's strong design heritage. While
retaining the powerful Range Rover Sport character, the front end has
a modern, streamlined appearance, with its slimmer lights, rearward
sloping grille and sculpted corners.
Finely crafted details
Design details emphasize the new, more dynamic and contemporary
character of the Range Rover Sport. The side fender vents have a more
dynamic, sloping treatment and are matched by twin vents in the hood.
The established Range Rover Sport two-bar theme is reflected in the
twin strakes on the fender vents, the two-bar front grille and the
twin lines in the tail lamp designs.
Near-flush side glass and a premium gloss black finish on the pillars
accentuate the Range Rover floating roof design ? which can be
highlighted with contrast roof colors ? while also emphasizing the
streamlined body. Brembo brake calipers finished in red, and a Black
Package, which removes all brightwork from the exterior, are also
At the front, the large outboard air intakes and bold trapezoidal
shapes housing the central bumper beam and skid plate convey
high-performance and high-capability. At the rear, a skid plate
flanked by large twin exhaust outlets repeats the trapezoidal theme.
The headlight clusters use distinctive new LED signature designs, with
the slimmer lights creating an aggressive, technical appearance. A new
compact design for the real lamp clusters uses LED technology. The
main tail and stop lamps echo the headlamps' distinctive design
language. Both front and rear lamps flow round into the shoulders of
the body with the distinctive tapering blade design featured on the
other Range Rover vehicles.
1.2 Modern, luxurious interior with a strong sporting character
The interior has a sophisticated and modern appearance, incorporating
distinctive Range Rover Sport design cues and providing the driver
with a luxurious and sporting cockpit. For the new model, the strong,
architectural forms of the design have been enhanced by a cleaner,
purer surface treatment, beautifully executed using premium
The centerpiece of the cabin is the bold intersection between the
instrument panel's strong horizontal elements and the center stack's
vertical lines. The cockpit's dynamic character is enhanced by the
faster angle of the center stack. Its satin chrome pillars flow from
the instrument panel through into the rear cabin, and the aluminum
accents flow from the center console into the dashboard fascia.
The center console is mounted higher than before, positioning the
controls closer to the driver and creating a cosseting feel for the
front occupants. The smaller-diameter, thicker-rimmed steering wheel,
vertical gear shifter and seats with generous side bolsters support
the sporting ambience.
The front and rear seats feature a sculpted design with enhanced
padding to the front, and individualized seating in the second row.
Increased rear seat comfort is provided by improved rear legroom
(nearly an additional inch of knee room) and shoulder-room, plus split
rear seats and the option of powered third-row seats. The third row is
designed for occasional use, and power-folds flat into the floor to
preserve cargo versatility.
Superior materials, superior craftsmanship
The new Range Rover Sport is crafted using the highest quality
materials, with carefully selected colors and textures to enhance the
model's unique blend of luxury with a distinctive sporting character.
The use of modern finishes and veneers gives the cabin a dynamic and
More luxurious soft-touch surfaces are used for key touch points
around the cabin, such as the dashboard fascia mid-section. Authentic
metal details include the satin chrome pillars each side of the center
stack and the choice of distinctive aluminum finishes on the center
console, fascia caps and door trim.
The focus on quality and traditional craftsmanship can be seen in the
beautifully tailored twin-needle stitching used to finish the
sumptuous leather seats and leather-wrapped interior surfaces. Range
Rover designers specify all aspects of the stitching, from the length
and direction of the stitches, to the spin, thickness, and material of
the thread, and even the size and shape of the needle.
1.3 Individual choice for discerning customers
For maximum personalization, the new Range Rover Sport offers
individualized choices for customers. An expanded choice of special
features includes color-themed interiors with multi-toned designs and
a range of alloy wheels from 19- to 22-inches.
Selecting a 'Dynamic' pack on Supercharged and Autobiography models
adds exclusive trim options and performance features, among them a
gloss black grille and exterior details, body-colored lower bumpers
and side sills, unique interior color themes and finishes, plus an
increased top speed of 155 mph (250km/h) 2 for the supercharged
5-liter, special 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels, and red Brembo brake
The full range of design options available to Range Rover Sport
customers will include:
? 11 interior color themes, plus additional choice of seat color
? 4 aluminum interior finishes, 3 real wood veneers
? 3 headliner colors
? 19 exterior paint finishes
? 3 contrast roof colors ? Corris Grey, Santorini Black or Indus
? Wheel options from ranging from 19-22 inches
? Atlas Silver, Dark Atlas or Gloss Black finish for the exterior
? Illuminated side sills
2. DYNAMIC CAPABILITY
The Range Rover Sport marks a significant step forward for the model,
adopting advanced vehicle technologies and new powertrains from the
highly acclaimed new Range Rover, to transform the driving experience
for customers seeking the ultimate premium sports SUV. Unprecedented
investment in premium construction technologies has reinforced the
Range Rover Sport model's position in the SUV segment and allows it to
deliver significantly improved on-road handling with enhanced
capability in challenging off-road conditions.
2.1 Connected on-road dynamics
The new Range Rover Sport has been engineered to deliver dramatically
improved on-road driving dynamics, with connected and agile handling
complemented by enhanced ride and refinement.
The vehicle's aluminum unibody platform ? engineered in parallel with
the new Range Rover ? is
39 percent lighter than the previous model's semi-unibody plus chassis
frame design, leading to significantly improved agility and
This new stiff and light structure is supported by all-new front and
rear suspension systems, which are designed to deliver a much broader
range of dynamic capabilities across all terrains. An all-new steering
system, four-corner air suspension, and the latest chassis and
stability technologies ? including upgraded Dynamic Response and
Adaptive Dynamics systems ? also contribute to the new vehicle's
Its on-road dynamics are characterized by direct steering, with
increased handling agility and reduced body roll delivering flatter,
more confident cornering. Ride comfort and refinement have also been
improved, delivering enhanced bump absorption and an effortless,
Underpinning the enhanced driving capability of the new Range Rover
Sport is a new fully independent aluminum suspension that is double
isolated, with wide-spaced double-wishbones at the front and a
multi-link layout at the rear. The system delivers impressive wheel
travel ? with 10.2-inches (260mm) of front travel, 10.7-inches (272mm)
at the rear. With 21.5-inches (546mm) of articulation, the suspension
to delivers the composure to deal with the toughest conditions.
The high strength aluminum chassis architecture is combined with a
next-generation four-corner air suspension to maximize the vehicle's
versatility both on- and off-road. This next-generation air suspension
now offers variable ride height with two off-road lift settings:
1.4-inches lift for standard use and a 2.6-inches lift for more severe
off-road use (This compares to a single 2.2-inches lift position on
the previous model).
The maximum ground clearance is available up to 31 mph (50 km/h). The
system provides up to
4.5-inches (115mm) of regular movement, from the lowest setting
'access height' (now 0.4-inches / 10mm lower at 1.9-inches / 50mm
lowering for easier entry and exit) to the standard off-road height.
An automatic extension is triggered when on-board sensors determine
additional 1.4" of lift is needed, and an additional manually
selected extension of 1.4" can give a total adjustable height
range of about 7-inches (185mm).
Advanced technologies enhance dynamics
A key element of the vehicle's agile and engaging character is a new
Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system featuring
variable-ratio speed-sensitive assistance. The system has been tuned
for a responsive and confident character. Geared for 3.0 turns
lock-to-lock, the system provides a faster overall steering ratio, but
is slower just around the on-center position for enhanced stability
and control at speed.
Advanced chassis and vehicle technologies enhance suspension
performance. Supercharged V8 models are equipped with a dedicated
Dynamic mode in the Terrain Response® 2 system3, providing a more
sporting bias during enthusiastic on-road driving, with a firmer ride,
tighter body control, reduced roll and responsive steering and
performance. Dynamic mode activates performance calibrations for a
wide range of vehicle and chassis systems including the electric power
steering, throttle and transmission responses, damping and lean
control, and settings for the traction and stability systems.
For the ultimate sporting driving experience, Dynamic mode3 is
specified in combination with a number of key technologies, including
Dynamic Response active lean control, a Dynamic Active Rear Locking
Differential, and Torque Vectoring by Braking. Significantly reducing
the amount of body lean during cornering, Dynamic Response transforms
vehicle handling and occupant comfort. This new two-channel active
lean control system is capable of controlling the front and rear
suspension independently. This allows it to be tuned to deliver
increased low-speed agility, along with enhanced control and stability
at high speed.
The Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential employs an electronically
controlled differential that can vary the degree of lock-up almost
instantaneously to further maximize traction, handling and cornering
stability. The rear differential can react 70ms faster than one in the
Torque Vectoring by Braking uses the vehicle's brake system to
generate the effect of a torque vectoring differential. This feature
constantly balances the distribution of engine torque among the four
wheels during cornering, resulting in improved grip and steering, and
a reduced level of understeer.
The system uses the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) module and
monitors the vehicle 100 times per second. As the Range Rover Sport
accelerates through a corner, the system uses yaw sensors to detect
the onset of understeer. To reduce understeer, imperceptible levels of
braking are used to correct the vehicle attitude, while engine torque
is transferred to the outside wheels, which have more grip, thus
maintaining traction and steering control.
Supercharged V8 models are also equipped with Adaptive Dynamics,
featuring continuously variable dampers, providing the optimum balance
of ride and control by offering infinitely variable damper settings
between soft and firm extremes. The Adaptive Dynamics system monitors
vehicle movements at least 500 times a second, reacting to driver or
road inputs virtually instantaneously to give greater control and
minimize body roll, providing a composed, flat ride.
Sports Command Driving Position enhances confidence and control
The Sports Command Driving Position combines the supreme sense of
confidence and control offered by the Range Rover, but with a
sporting, less upright seating position similar to that in the Evoque.
This driving position offers an elevated and reassuring view of the
vehicle's surroundings, and the new model retains excellent visibility
over the hood. Meticulous attention to vehicle packaging and the
pillar design have improved all-round visibility. All Range Rover
models are developed with headroom targets that take into account head
movements that occur in off-road driving.
Intuitive display technologies
The main instrument cluster consists of clear analog gauges with a
5-inch TFT display, while on certain high specification models; a new
12.3-inch high-resolution TFT virtual gauge display is available. This
is accompanied by an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display on the
center console for infotainment and secondary functions1.
The screen designs on both displays create the impression of 3D
surfaces, beautifully lit with subtle chrome detailing. Each display
is able to adapt its content according to the driving situation. For
example, in Dynamic mode, the two primary dials in the 12.3-inch
display adopt a sporting red color scheme, with the current gear
position presented prominently between the two dials.
The control layout has been significantly simplified, with 50 percent
fewer switches than before. The intuitive approach is reflected in the
other major controls, such as the vertical gear shifter, the rotary
Terrain Response® 2 control, the simplified climate control dials and
the twin five-way toggle switches and auxiliary functions on the
2.2 Off-road capability
Building on Land Rover's history for tackling the toughest climates
and road surfaces, the 2014 Range Rover Sport has been developed to
achieve all-terrain capability, with supreme composure in all
Terrain Response® 2 and off-road technologies
The Range Rover Sport vehicle enhances its status through the
introduction of the next-generation version of Land Rover's Terrain
Response® system3, which takes the capabilities of the acclaimed
technology to a new level of ease of use and effectiveness.
Developed by a small team of Land Rover specialists, Terrain Response®
2 features an Auto setting that uses sophisticated systems to analyze
the current driving conditions, and automatically select the most
suitable terrain program. Ensuring that the vehicle is always driving
using the optimum mode, the new system is able to switch completely
automatically between the five settings: General, Grass/Gravel/Snow,
Mud/Ruts, Sand and Rock Crawl. Like previous Terrain Response®
systems, each setting optimizes drivability and traction by adapting
the responses of the engine, transmission, differentials, and chassis
systems to match the demands of the terrain.
While it functions automatically, Terrain Response® 2 will also
provide the driver with additional advice, such as when to select low
range or raise the vehicle to off-road ride height, when the system
calculates that it is necessary.
Stuart Frith, Range Rover Sport Chief Program Engineer, explained:
"Land Rover's Terrain Response® 2 enables even non-expert drivers
to benefit from the system's full capabilities, confident that the
vehicle is automatically configured in the best possible way for each
moment of their trip."
Land Rover Terrain Response® is complemented by standard innovative
driving aids3 including Hill Descent Control (HDC), Gradient Release
Control (GRC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), and Roll Stability Control
(RSC). Performance of braking and stability systems is enhanced by the
latest Bosch 6-piston brake modulator, which delivers faster, precise
responses and smoother, quieter operation.
Full-time intelligent 4WD systems
The new Range Rover Sport offers a choice of two full-time intelligent
4WD systems, each able to deliver outstanding traction on even the
most challenging low-grip surfaces.
A two-speed transfer case system is available, with a low-range for
the most demanding off-road conditions, and features a 50:50 percent
default front to rear torque split. Optimum traction is maintained
through an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch in the center
differential, which can distribute torque between the wheels at any
ratio between 100 percent front and 100 percent rear. This is combined
with responsive and sophisticated electronic traction control systems.
The transfer case offers selectable high and low range with
shift-on-the-fly capability at speeds up to 37 mph (60km/h). The
2.93:1 low range ratio yields an extremely low crawl speed.
The standard system, which is 40lbs. lighter, features an all-new
single-speed transfer case with a Torsen® differential. Its 42:58
percent default front to rear torque split is designed to provide a
rear-wheel drive bias for optimum driving dynamics, while maintaining
off-road performance capability.
The Torsen center differential constantly varies torque distribution
between 62 percent front and 78 percent rear depending on conditions
and grip available. The traction control system has been tuned to work
in conjunction with the differential to deliver excellent traction in
To maximize traction and stability in extreme conditions, a Dynamic
Active Rear Locking Differential is available in combination with the
dual-range (high/low) 4WD transfer case. The locking rear differential
has been engineered to work in conjunction with the electronic torque
Engineered for total capability
The 2014 Range Rover Sport has been designed and engineered to deliver
the incredible breadth of capability for which the marque is famous.
The new body structure was designed and engineered in parallel with
that of the new Range Rover, representing the most extensive
optimization process ever undertaken by Land Rover. Advanced computer
simulations were used to analyze the punishing off-road loads that
really push a vehicle's structure to its limits. One such example is
the brutal 'ditch drop' impact.
The new Range Rover Sport features enhanced body geometry to handle
all terrain conditions, with 2.3-inches more ground clearance than the
previous model at 11.2-inches (measured at off-road ride height), and
generous approach and departure angles. The vehicle underfloor
provides a smooth surface, with a smooth transition between suspension
components, to reduce vulnerability to damage or interference.
Wading depth has been improved significantly ? an increase of nearly
6-inches over the previous model to 33.5-inches, thanks mainly to an
innovative air intake system, which draws air from stacks extending
into the hood, before it flows down into the engine's intake system.
The re-engineered air suspension system with its new +1.4-inch (35mm)
intermediate setting means that the off-road mode can be used at much
higher speeds than before (50 mph / 80km/h vs 31 mph / 50km/h), which
is especially useful in terrain with long, rutted dirt roads.
The all-new suspension offers outstanding wheel articulation, and this
is further enhanced when the Dynamic Response active lean control
system is fitted. If this system detects off-road conditions, it
isolates the stabilizer bar and reduces the level of roll
compensation, thus allowing greater wheel articulation and increasing
the contact patch with the terrain. When operating in Dynamic Response
mode, wheel articulation is 21.5 -inches (546mm).
Land Rover toughness and durability
With engineering development using virtual simulation tools, followed
by Land Rover's punishing on- and off-road test and development
regime, the all-new Range Rover Sport has been engineered to achieve
exceptional durability and reliability. Well over 20,000 physical
tests have been completed across all components and systems, with a
fleet of development vehicles covering countless thousands of miles
over 18 months of arduous testing in more than 20 countries with
extremes of climate and road surfaces.
Prototypes were driven in challenging off-road conditions such as
sand, mud and snow, and their durability was put to the test in
extreme exercises to verify deep wading, underfloor vulnerability,
snatch recovery and towing at maximum towing weight. Further extreme
strength tests include worst-case scenarios, such as driving into
curbs at speed, bridge jumps, ditch drops and sideways curb strikes.
Punishing longer test regimes provide the ultimate challenge for
durability and reliability including the month-long 'king of the sand'
durability test in intense Middle East desert heat, a 5,000 mile
flat-out endurance drive at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, and
grueling off-road test cycles involving thousands of miles at
challenging UK proving grounds.
2.3 Range Rover Sport powertrain
The all-new Range Rover Sport features a choice between a new 340hp
3-liter supercharged V6 engine and the formidable 510hp 5-liter
supercharged V8 from the Range Rover Supercharged. Each is paired with
an advanced 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, which deliver
outstanding performance with immediate responses and a dynamic and
connected character. The substantial weight saving of about 800lbs.,
courtesy of the aluminum platform, has helped to deliver both better
performance and gains in fuel economy. A new standard Intelligent
Stop/Start system can also reduce fuel consumption and reduce
emissions in stop and go driving.
Formidable 510hp Supercharged V8
The 510hp 5-liter V8 supercharged engine retains its place at the
pinnacle of the Range Rover Sport line-up. With significant reserves
of power and torque, the scale of the performance on offer is
reflected in the 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds2 (0.9 seconds faster
than the previous model). The stunning performance is accompanied by a
sporting soundtrack generated by a specially tuned exhaust system and
sound symposer on the intake system.
The V8 has a compact all-aluminum design, with low levels of internal
friction. The engine is managed by a new Bosch engine management
system. High-pressure direct injection uses a centrally mounted,
multi-hole, spray-guided injection system. Efficiency is further
enhanced by a cam torque actuated, dual independent variable camshaft
timing system. A sixth-generation, twin vortex system supercharger is
fitted, which offers superior thermodynamic efficiency and extremely
refined noise levels.
New 3-liter Supercharged V6
A new 340hp 3-liter V6 engine delivers generous torque throughout the
rev range, delivering confident performance with outstanding
refinement with improved efficiency. As a 90-degree engine based on
the Land Rover 5-liter V8, the V6 features an innovative balance
weight system to ensure exceptionally smooth and refined performance.
With a weight reduction of about 800lbs., the new 340hp supercharged
V6 Range Rover Sport is quicker than the previous model with its 375hp
5-liter V8, achieving the dash from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds2, a
reduction of 0.3 seconds. Enthusiastic drivers will also be pleased
with a sporting engine note, emphasized by using a sound symposer on
the intake system.
Advanced 8-speed automatic transmission
Both Range Rover Sport engines are paired with the advanced
electronically controlled ZF 8HP70
8-speed automatic gearbox, tuned by Land Rover engineers to combine
silky-smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid responses and excellent
fuel economy. With eight closely spaced ratios, gear changes are
almost imperceptible, with each shift completed in just 200
Controls include the sporting vertical gear shifter, plus the option
of steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters. Either system enables the
driver to take control of gear shifting manually ? the transmission
will also accept multiple downshifts, maintaining an absolutely smooth
transition between ratios.
The transmission is tuned to select torque converter lock-up as early
as possible to reduce slip and energy loss. The wider ratio spread,
tall overdrive top ratio and the fact that no more than two internal
clutches are open at any one time, all contribute to improved fuel
economy and lower emissions. Transmission Idle Control disengages 70
percent of the drive torque when the vehicle is stationary and the
engine is idling in Drive, reducing energy consumption in urban
conditions. In cold conditions, the transmission selects a lower gear
to speed warm up and quickly get the engine up to its efficient
2.4 Enhanced efficiency drives improved sustainability
The new Range Rover Sport demonstrates Land Rover's commitment to
enhancing the sustainability of its products and operations. The new
Range Rover Sport takes a comprehensive approach to reducing
environmental impact throughout the life-cycle of the vehicle, from
development and manufacturing, to customer use and end-of-life.
High-strength aluminum construction
The all-new Range Rover Sport features an advanced all-aluminum body
structure, delivering significantly reduced weight, improved
performance and enhanced sustainability, thanks to the manufacturing
process's reduced CO2 footprint.
This advanced aluminum architecture underpins the next generation of
Range Rover SUVs ? including the recently launched Range Rover
flagship model ? and is the result of a £1 billion GBP investment
program. The next-generation platform design continues Jaguar Land
Rover's leadership in such aerospace-inspired, high-performance
aluminum structures, having pioneered this technology in mass
production since 2003.
High-strength aluminum structure is light, strong, and refined
The all-aluminum unibody structure helps to reduce the combined
body/chassis weight by 39 percent compared to the previous steel
unibody mounted on a full frame chassis. Not only is the aluminum
structure impressively light, it is also incredibly strong. The body
has been engineered to withstand the same punishing off-road use as
all Land Rover vehicles. The joints in the shell are riveted and
bonded together using aerospace techniques adapted for automotive use.
Traditional energy intensive construction methods, such as spot
welding, are not required. The Range Rover Sport is constructed in an
all-new aluminum specific body fabrication shop.
Critical to engineering such a weight-efficient body is the way
different forms of aluminum components are employed within the
structure: press formed panels, plus cast, extruded and rolled
aluminum alloy parts, are combined in a rigorously developed structure
where the strength is concentrated precisely where the loads are
greatest. The resulting structure protects occupants using a strong
and stable safety cell, and provides a very stiff platform for
superior NVH and vehicle dynamics.
Innovations to further reduce weight and enhance performance include
the first automotive use of high strength AC300 aluminum within the
crash structure. In another automotive first, the entire vehicle body
sides are formed as single aluminum panels ? reducing the number of
joints, eliminating complex assemblies and improving structural
Advanced technologies cut weight by 800lbs.*
Land Rover engineers have combined the high-strength aluminum
structure with substantial weight reductions throughout the chassis,
driveline and interior systems, to deliver a weight savings of about
800lbs. when compared to a similarly equipped previous generation
Key weight-saving technologies in the vehicle include:
? All-aluminum door construction, including high-strength aluminum
side intrusion beams
? All-new front and rear suspension design with aluminum front and
? Painstakingly developed spring, damper and anti-roll bar designs
? Aluminum final drive units and driveline components including new
single-speed 4WD system with a Torsen differential
? High precision magnesium castings used for the cross car beam and
front end carrier
? SMC (Sheet Molded Composite) tailgate
? High-strength steel seat structures
The aerodynamic performance of the new Range Rover Sport was honed
during an intensive development campaign using computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) simulation tools. Special aerodynamic innovations
produced during development included:
? Aerodynamic underfloor paneling ? extensive paneling creates a
smooth, flat profile under the vehicle. Additional deflectors have
been added around the front and rear suspension components, with front
and rear undertrays around the main driveline components.
? Enhanced air flow ? detail features to improve air flow include
near-flush glazing on the
A-pillars and vehicle side glass; separation edges incorporated in the
rear lamps and D-pillars; optimized shaping of the door mirrors and
upper rear spoiler.
Special attention has also been given to water management on the
vehicle, including a hydrophobic coating on the front side door glass
to help keep it clear of droplets, roof panels shaped to avoid
unwanted drips when the tailgate is opened and a rear washer/wiper
designed to avoid annoying drips.
Efficiency maximizing powertrain technologies
The advanced powertrains in the new Range Rover Sport have been
extensively engineered to minimize fuel consumption and emissions. To
ensure the greatest possible fuel efficiency, the latest Range Rover
Sport powertrains incorporate a comprehensive selection of fuel saving
? Stop/Start system ? Intelligent Stop/Start system, which reduces
fuel consumption by up to seven percent. The system features a Tandem
Solenoid Starter with a dedicated secondary battery for instant
? Smart regenerative charging ? the electrical charging system has an
intelligent power management system that prioritizes charging when the
vehicle is decelerating, capturing the wasted kinetic energy and
reducing the fuel demand of the electrical system.
? High-pressure direct injection ? engines feature the latest
high-pressure direct injection technology for efficient combustion.
? Low-friction designs ?developed to minimize internal powertrain
? Low viscosity transmission fluids ? the 8-speed automatic is
specified with the latest low viscosity fluid to maximize efficiency.
The new Range Rover Sport further reduces fuel consumption by adopting
energy efficient Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) in place of
the previous hydraulic system.
Drivers may also make use of a new ECO Driving feature which provides
them with fuel consumption information via the 8-inch touchscreen, to
help them adopt more economical driving habits.
Sustainable by design, with a full lifecycle approach
The all-new Range Rover Sport has been designed with a full lifecycle
approach, aiming to minimize the environmental impact by considering
the entire lifecycle of the vehicle: from development and
manufacturing, through customer use, to end-of-life recycling and
re-use. Each element of the lifecycle was analyzed with a view to
consuming fewer natural resources, using more sustainable materials
and minimizing the generation of waste. The development process has
included a full lifecycle assessment in line with ISO 14040/14044.
The new model's aluminum construction makes a major contribution to
its reduced carbon footprint.
Up to 75-percent of the aluminum material is sourced from reclaimed
content, including closed loop recycling of waste metal from the
manufacturing process, resulting in a significant saving of energy and
emissions (body panels made from recycled material use only 5-percent
of the energy required for new aluminum). Further energy is saved
during the manufacturing process, which does not require highly energy
intensive processes like welding.
Recycled and renewable materials have been used wherever possible.
High specification vehicles use up to 59lbs. (26.7kg) of recycled
plastics, diverting thousands of tons of plastic from landfill during
the carline's life. Natural and renewable materials, such as the
luxurious leathers and veneers, represent nearly 62lbs. (28kg) in each
2.5 Customer-focused vehicle and safety technologies
The all-new Range Rover Sport has been engineered with the latest
developments in customer-focused technologies to enhance comfort and
confidence, from premium interior features to advanced chassis and
driver assistance technologies.
Smart driver assistance technologies
The new Range Rover Sport is packed with smart, relevant technologies
to ensure that drivers enjoy a relaxed and stress-free experience. An
innovative digital camera system supports three driver assistance
features that help deliver improved driver awareness3. Mounted next to
the rear view mirror, the forward facing camera captures a view of the
road ahead, which is analyzed by an on-board computer.
Lane Departure Warning (limited availability during first year)(3)
This system is designed to warn the driver via a vibration in the
steering wheel if an unintentional drift out of the lane begins. If
the vehicle drifts from the center of the lane, and the system does
not detect an obvious lane-change maneuver or use of the signals, the
vibration alert is triggered. This is reinforced by an alert in the
instrument cluster. The system operates above 37 mph (60km/h) so it
does not interfere in urban conditions. The driver can adjust the
system's sensitivity (two levels) and the alert intensity (three
levels), or can turn the system off.
Traffic Sign Recognition (limited availability during first year)(3)
This system uses the camera to identify traffic signs on either side
of the road and on bridges, providing the driver with information
about the latest detected speed limit, road closure signs and passing
regulations via the instrument cluster display. To indicate how recent
the information is, the displayed sign fades away in a series of steps
as the distance increases from the sign. The driver can configure the
system to flash the speed limit sign in the display when the vehicle
exceeds a limit that he or she sets.
Automatic High Beam Assist(3)
This system witches the headlamps automatically between high and low
beam, helping to maximize visibility and avoid the distraction of
switching the lamps manually. The system identifies the headlights or
taillights of other vehicles so that low beam can be activated when
required. Ambient lighting levels are also monitored so high beam is
not used in built-up areas.
Flank Guard (limited availability during first year)(3)
Flank Guard helps alert the driver to potential side impacts, and
scrapes on the sides of the vehicle during tight man maneuvers such as
in parking garages, where it can be challenging to drive around
pillars, barriers or other vehicles. The new feature is enabled by the
addition of extra distance sensors on the vehicle (now 6 sensors front
and rear, instead of 4), which provide wider coverage around the
vehicle than conventional park distance sensors. The driver is warned
of potential impacts by audible beeps, while the central instrument
cluster display uses distance bars to indicate the proximity of
objects. Using information on the vehicle's steering angle and
trajectory, the system only warns when there is a threat of impact,
and can ignore close objects if the vehicle is steering away from
Additional driver assistance features available include an enhanced
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)3 which operates even when the vehicle is
travelling slowly or is stationary. Adding to the standard ACC
functionality, which maintains a pre-set time gap to the vehicle in
front, the new Queue Assist3 feature extends the ACC function to allow
the vehicle to come to a stop when it reaches a traffic stoppage. When
the car in front moves off, the driver can resume ACC operation by
briefly touching the accelerator. The Range Rover Sport then
accelerates back to the pre-set cruising speed, maintaining the
selected time gap to vehicles ahead.
For enhanced awareness in congested traffic conditions, Range Rover
Sport drivers can also specify advanced new technologies to alert them
to nearby vehicles that could create a hazard.
Blind Spot Monitoring (limited availability during first year)(3)
This system uses side-mounted radar sensors to survey potential blind
spots either side of the vehicle and alert the driver when vehicles
are detected within this area. The system is engineered to work at
speeds commonly encountered in urban conditions or on congested
It is now combined with Closing Vehicle Sensing3, a new feature that
scans a zone much further behind the vehicle to detect vehicles which
are closing quickly and which could cause a threat during a lane
change maneuver. Drivers are alerted by a rapid flashing of the Blind
Spot warning light in the corresponding exterior mirror.
Reverse Traffic Detection3 uses radar detectors in the rear of the
vehicle to warn about potential collisions during reversing maneuvers.
The system is active when reverse gear is selected and can detect a
vehicle approaching from either side, alerting the driver to a
Adjustable Speed Limiter Device3, which enables the driver to set
their own personal maximum speed limiting governor. This can be
quickly deactivated by driver demand if needed.
Surround Camera System3 incorporating "T-Junction"
(Intersection) view, Trailer reverse park guidance and Trailer hitch
Adaptive Xenon headlamps - which turn in the direction of steering
Electric Power-Assisted Steering with advanced Park Assist
The new Range Rover Sport model's electric power-assisted steering
enables advanced Park Assist features, including:
? Park Assist ? which helps to identify a suitable parallel parking
space, and then automatically steers the vehicle into place. The
driver controls gearshift selection, throttle, and brake application.
? Park Exit (limited availability during first year) ? which helps
drivers exit tight parallel parking spaces, by automatically steering
the vehicle back onto the road.
? Perpendicular Park (limited availability during first year) ? which
extends the function of the system to help the driver to reverse into
perpendicular spaces, using sensors to help identify a suitable space
where the vehicle can be parked and the doors on each side opened
Each of the functions provides the driver with clear instructions via
the instrument cluster display, and uses the Park Distance Controls,
and Camera systems (where fitted) to help warn the driver of objects
in close proximity during the maneuver (multiple shuttles back and
forward may be required to complete the maneuvers safely and
Powerful braking and enhanced active safety technologies
The new Range Rover Sport has been engineered with a powerful braking
system, featuring (on the supercharged 5-liter) six-piston lightweight
Brembo front calipers for enhanced performance. The generous disc
diameters of 14.96-inches (380mm) front /14.32-inches (365mm) rear (or
13.8-inches / 350mm front / 13.8-inches / 350mm rear on V6 models, and
those fitted with 19-inch wheels, provide huge thermal capacity,
capable of achieving outstanding stopping performance.
Stopping power is complemented by a comprehensive suite of active
safety technologies, designed to enhance braking, stability and
The full suite of active safety features(3) on the new Range Rover
? Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
? Roll Stability Control (RSC)
? Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
? Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
? Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC)
? Hill Start Assist (HSA)
? Engine Drag Torque Control (EDC)
? Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
? Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
? Emergency Brake Lights (EBL)
? Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
? Corner Brake Control (CBC)
? Electronic Park Brake (EPB) - activates directly on the rear brake
calipers and has been engineered to provide smooth and refined
Engineered for maximum occupant protection
The all-new Range Rover Sport has been engineered to meet and exceed
the most stringent global safety standards. It was developed in
parallel with the new Range Rover, which was awarded a maximum
five-star safety rating by the independent European testing
organization, Euro NCAP. The body structure protects occupants using
an incredibly strong and stable safety cell, which is complemented by
a comprehensive system of airbags and restraints.
Computer simulation tools allowed engineers to conduct a significant
number of 'virtual' crash tests long before physical prototypes were
available. Vehicle crash performance has been verified during a
rigorous program of 70 full vehicle crash tests and over 20 sled
Designed to minimize peak impact forces and intrusion into the safety
cell, while delivering maximum occupant protection, the aluminum body
structure includes key features such as the use of high strength AC300
aluminum within the crash structure and a composite reinforced B-post
area to maximize side impact protection.
The occupant safety package includes driver and passenger airbags,
side curtain and thorax airbags (including an extended curtain airbag
which covers passengers occupying the third row seats), and active
front seat belts linked to the vehicle's emergency braking functions.
Pedestrian safety has been addressed with an optimized design for the
front-end, bumpers, hood and cowl area to minimize potential injuries.
Key measures include a raised hood A-surface, hood and bumper profiles
designed for energy absorption, along with the optimization of the
coupling of surface parts with under-body structures to maximize
3. UNCOMPROMISED REFINEMENT AND VERSATILITY
Befitting its status, the all-new Range Rover Sport model's agile
handling is accompanied by significantly improved levels of refinement
and comfort, with the kind of premium features that make every journey
a welcoming and luxurious experience.
At the same time, the new vehicle's appeal is extended further by new
levels of versatility, with a spacious and flexible interior that
offers the option of occasional use "5+2" seating, and the
capability to take on whatever task is required, from towing a 7,700
pound trailer to taking the family on vacation.
3.1 Refined and luxurious experience
Both front and rear seat passengers will appreciate the added comfort
and convenience available in the luxurious leather-trimmed cabin, with
their comfort being assured by the latest interior technologies.
Superior NVH for all-day comfort
The Range Rover Sport features low noise levels and refinement that
match the highest luxury standards. Unwanted sounds and traces of
harshness were eliminated through the use of advanced computer
simulations in the engineering phase, followed by painstaking
optimization with test cells using sophisticated analysis tools such
as specialized acoustic cameras. Under hard acceleration there is
sporting engine note from a sound symposer on the intake system ?
while the engines remain hushed at cruising speeds.
The structure incorporates extremely stiff chassis attachment points,
to further minimize the transmission of noise and vibrations, while
the use of stiff alloy suspension components, along with special
developed bushings, help to eliminate road noise. Acoustic lamination
applied to the windshield glass helps to further reduce powertrain
noise as well as wind noise, which has been minimized through analysis
with computational fluid dynamics and exhaustive wind tunnel tests.
All operating sounds within the new Range Rover Sport, from door
closing sounds to the noises made by switches and motors, have been
rigorously analyzed and refined to create premium sound quality.
Enhanced ride quality
With its long wheel travel and upgraded four-corner air suspension,
the Range Rover Sport combines outstanding poise and stability with
excellent ride isolation on all surfaces. Finely calibrated damping
ensures that the vehicle delivers a supple and absorbent ride, along
with excellent composure and body control.
Premium interior features, with exclusive audio and seamless
Luxury in the Range Rover Sport has been raised to a higher level with
the latest premium interior features and technologies. Exclusive audio
systems have been developed with Meridian?, a world leader in audio
technologies and digital sound processing. These Meridian? systems
promise stunning sound quality in all seating positions.
Three branded Meridian? audio systems are available, ranging up to the
stunning 1700W** Signature Reference system which has 23 speakers
including a subwoofer to offer the ultimate surround sound experience
(** Power ratings are at a practically audio distortion free level of
0.2% THD + N [Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise]).
The three systems feature amplifiers that incorporate the latest
Meridian? digital processing technology to ensure ideal sound quality,
along with high-efficiency speakers for exceptional clarity and
Range Rover and Meridian? audio specialists have also applied the
sophisticated Audyssey MultEQ XT audio tuning system, which digitally
corrects any imperfections created by the cabin environment to deliver
accurate, enveloping, and distortion-free sound throughout the
The connectivity package(1) includes:
? Hands-free mobile phone via Bluetooth, enabling the phone to be
controlled via the 8-inch touchscreen or steering wheel controls
? Bluetooth audio streaming, to play music stored on a phone, or other
portable Bluetooth device, via the car's audio system
? Voice control, with intuitive 'Say What You See' display prompts
? USB connectivity for iPods/MP3 players or memory sticks
Travelling in the ideal climate
The new Range Rover Sport features a new automatic climate control
system that has been tested in punishing real-world conditions in
temperatures ranging from +122 to -22 deg F. Two versions are
available: A standard two-zone system provides individual controls for
the driver and front passenger, or an optional premium four-zone
system, which has an additional climate control unit in the rear
compartment, and separate controls for driver, front passenger, and
each side of the rear cabin.
Employing discharge air temperature sensors on all outlets, along with
solar sensors in both front and rear compartments, the climate control
system can respond quickly and accurately. With its independent
heating and cooling capability in the rear compartment, the four-zone
system offers exceptional rear seat comfort, with multiple outlets at
upper and lower levels.
The new Range Rover Sport offers a full-size sliding panoramic glass
roof. Significantly larger than the previous model's glass roof, the
new glass roof has been engineered to maximize its length and width ?
with no unsightly supporting structure ? to deliver an uninterrupted
vista and enhanced headroom.
To maintain a comfortable interior temperature and to provide a sense
of privacy, the toughened glass has a dark tint, and is treated to
offer a high degree of solar protection. When additional shade or
privacy is required, an electric fabric sun blind with a solar
reflective coating can be extended across the full surface of the
glass. An alternative fixed glass panoramic roof will be available in
Added comfort and convenience in every detail
Each aspect of the new Range Rover Sport has been meticulously refined
with premium luxury in mind, with added comfort and convenience in
every detail. New and enhanced features include:
? Enhanced seating ? high series models now offer 14-way power
adjustable front seats with new features including climate control,
adjustable bolsters and winged headrests. Rear seats now offer
adjustable recline and climate control, with a 60/40 split, while the
versatility of occasional 5+2 third-row seating can be specified as an
? Premium infotainment ? Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) package with
twin video screens and a dedicated remote control, RSE systems are
supplied with 'White Fire' infrared wireless digital headphones,
giving CD quality sound.
? Customer configurable mood lighting ? sophisticated LED ambient
lighting with variable colors that can be adjusted by the customer.
? Powered tailgate ? power operation using the remote control key fob,
buttons on the tailgate, or from the driver's seat. Remote close from
the key fob is a new feature.
? Keyless entry and start system ? Smart Key system enabling keyless
entry and start.
? Soft door close ? for additional convenience, the new model is
offered with power latching on all doors.
? Power operated child locks ? power operated child locks on the rear
doors are fitted as standard.
? Center Console Cooler ? a generous cooler compartment in the front
center console armrest is available as an option.
? Heated front windshield/seats/steering wheel ? for cold climates,
the new model offers a heated windshield, plus individually adjustable
heated front seats and steering wheel.
3.2 Uncompromised space and versatility
The streamlined exterior conceals a surprise in the form of a spacious
and versatile interior, exploiting the longer wheelbase and skillful
"The added space and seating flexibility makes this a car you can
buy with your head, as well as with your heart. We have added a new
level of versatility, without any compromise to the Range Rover
Sport's incredible breadth of performance."
Spacious interior with versatility of 5+2 third row seating for
Even before prototypes were made, extensive development using a 3D
CAVE virtual simulator verified that the space, practicality and
visibility provided by the interior delivered the best possible
experience for all occupants.
Interior packaging was optimized around a 7-inch (178mm) longer
wheelbase, creating a spacious rear cabin with .9-inches (24mm) more
knee room, while occupants also benefit from a wider cabin with
increased shoulder and elbow room. A slightly lower rear seating
position along with a larger rear door opening have also significantly
improved the ease of access. Rear seat comfort has also been enhanced
by the availability of rear seats with adjustable recline and
heating/cooling, together with significantly improved second-row
climate control performance as part of the optional four-zone system,
which has an additional climate control unit in the rear compartment.
For additional versatility, neatly integrated third row seats can be
optioned, and provide "5+2" third row seats designed for
occasional use. These seats split 50/50 and are designed to be
suitable for children and teenagers. They may also be used for adults
on short trips. The second row seats tip and slide forward to provide
access to the third row using a convenient lever on the backrest with
one-hand operation. The second row seats also provide 3.8-inches
(100mm) fore/aft movement to allow customers a flexible choice of
space in the rear seat rows and in the luggage compartment.
The third row seats include power operation, and can be raised/lowered
electrically using controls mounted on either side of the cabin and
within the luggage area. When folded, the third row seats leave a flat
floor, with no loss of capacity in the luggage compartment when
compared to the 5-seat model.
Enhanced luggage and stowage space
Accessed via a power-operated tailgate, the luggage compartment offers
increased volume compared to the previous model, even in vehicles
equipped with third row seating. Interior stowage space has been
increased on all models, with a larger glove box, more generous door
bins, twin 44oz cup holders in the center console, large central
armrest stowage, plus improved cup holders in rear armrests.
Towing capability and lifestyle accessories extend versatility
The all-new Range Rover Sport can tow up to 7,716lbs. (3,500kg). Key
additional features to enhance towing include the Surround Camera
system with Tow Assist for easier hitching and reversing, and the
Trailer Stability Assist system.
Power-deployable side steps are available for the first time on Range
Rover Sport. The full range of lifestyle accessories provides a wide
selection of functional items including: roof rails and cross bars
complemented by an extensive roof carrying range, exterior features
including side protection tubes, side steps and stainless steel
undershields, interior load carrying aids including loadspace liners,
luggage guards and a rail system, and a new lockable security box.
All data based on manufacturer's estimates
*Lightest 'weight from' figure on previous Range Rover Sport 2535kg;
lightest 'weight from' figure on all-new Range Rover Sport is 2022kg.
(1) Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do
not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under
conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only
use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it
is safe to do so
(2) Always follow local speed limits
(3) These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due
care and attention and will not function under all circumstances,
speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume
that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please
consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover
Retailer for more details
(4) Price shown is MSRP. Includes destination. Excludes, tax, title,
license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms
and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Land
Rover retailer for details
2014 Range Rover Technical Specifications
3-Liter Supercharged V6 5-Liter Supercharged V8
Height mm (in) 1780 / 70.1
Width excl. wing mirrors / wing mirrors folded mm (in) 1983 (78.1) /
Length mm (in) 4850 (191)
Wheelbase mm (in) 2923 (115.1)
Approach angle deg 25.8 (standard height) / 33.0 (off-road height)
Departure angle deg 26.4 (standard height) / 31.0 (off-road height)
Ramp breakover angle 20.6 (standard height) / 27.0 (off-road height)
Wading depth mm (in) 850 (33.5)
Turning circle m (ft) 12.6 (41.3)
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.37 0.37
Estimated Weight (kg) 2144 kg (4727 lbs) 2310 kg (5093 lbs)
Front suspension SLA suspension with twin lower links with air
springs/CVD with Passive ARB or optional ARC SLA suspension with twin
lower links with air springs/CVD with ARC
Rear suspension Integral link suspension with air springs/ CVD with
Passive ARB or optional ARC Integral link suspension with air springs/
CVD with ARC
Brakes 350mm ventilated disc front / 350mm ventilated disc rear 380mm
ventilated disc front / 365mm ventilated disc rear
Steering Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion
Four wheel drive system Permanent four-wheel drive with standard
locking center differential & Terrain ResponseTM 2, Available
locking rear axle differential.
Engine type Longitudinal / 90 degree V6 / 24 Valve
Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing) Longitudinal /
90 degree V8 / 32 Valve
Quad cam DIVCT (Dual Independent Variable Cam Timing)
Displacement cc (cu.in) 2995 (182.8) 4999.7 (305.1)
Bore / Stroke mm (in) 84.5 / 89.0 (3.33 / 3.50) 92.5 / 93.0 (3.64 /
Compression ratio: 1 10.5 9.5
Max Power US bhp 340 510
Max Torque Nm (lb ft) 450 (332) 625 (461)
Transmission ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed Automatic ZF 8HP70 Eight Speed
Fuel tank capacity 105 liters (27.7 US gallons) 105 liters (27.7 US
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