Tata Motors owned British SUV maker Land Rover has today rolled out the all new Range Rover Sport in India, which has been claimed to be the fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover ever. The new Range Rover Sport has a starting price of Rs 1.10 crore for the 3.0L Diesel SDV6 S variant, while the top-end 5.0L V8 SC Petrol Autobiography variant is priced at Rs 1.65 crore (Prices are ex-Showroom, Mumbai pre-octroi).
The new Range Rover Sport has been built on an all new, lightweight, aluminium platform, which has helped the car get 62mm longer yet 420kg lighter than its predecessor. Ground clearance too has been enhanced to 278mm, which can be increased further by 51mm, with the help of off-road setting on the new Terrain Response 2 System.
The Indian version of the Range Rover Sport has come in two engine options- a 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol, capable of belting out the maximum power output of 292bhp, 600NM and 510bhp, 625Nm respectively. While the 3.0-litre diesel engine powered version touches the 0-100kmph mark in 7.2 seconds with a top-speed of 222kmph, the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol powered version does the 0-100kmph in mere 5.3 seconds, at the top-speed limited to 250kmph. The diesel engine has been said to be returning 13.33kmpl, the petrol too gives a decent 7.8kmpl, considering the power it produces.
Commenting on the new Range Rover Sport, Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar & Land Rover India, said: "It gives me great pleasure to launch the all-new Range Rover Sport in India. This premium sports SUV has reached greater heights in design, technology, driving dynamics and interior luxury, which together takes it to another level. The engines with their superior technology provide better fuel efficiencies while the new exterior lines and class defining interiors will certainly turn heads and add to the comfort and luxury that one expects from Land Rover."
"Land Rover customers desire a brand that reflects their personality, has unrivalled confidence and shows capability with composure. The launch of the all-new Range Rover Sport, reiterates our firm commitment to offer customers and prospects, products that have exceptional design and technology at the core.", He added.