Land Rover, the leading luxury SUV maker in the world has revealed the 2017 Range Rover Sport with an array of changes. The Range Rover Sport is one of the most sold and popular SUVs in the world and command a high respect among the buyers, thanks to its off-roading prowess and luxury interiors. The updated Range Rover Sport gets a new body kit along with the semi-autonomous technology and a new set of engines, including the ones sourced from its sister concern, Jaguar.
To start with the engines first, the updated 2017 Range Rover Sport gets the Jaguar-Land Rover’s 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine. The Range Rover Sport with the Ingenium engine is named as SD4 HSE, and it replaces the 3.0-litre SDV6 engine as the entry-level model. While the other models are equipped with a twin exhaust system, this one can be distinguished by its single tail pipe only.
Powering the Jaguar XE and XF as of now, the 2.0-litre Ingenium engine is the newly developed engine from the British powerhouse and can produce 163 PS of power. The engine pushed the Range Rover Sport from 0-100kph in 8.0 seconds and is the new entry-level option in the RR Sport range, as mentioned above.
Next in the line is the supercharged, all-aluminium V6 3.0-litre petrol engine that has a capacity to produce 340 horses.Like the Ingenium model, the V6 3.0-litre is also the newest addition to the Range Rover Sport range and can do 0-100 kmph in under 7.1 seconds. The V6 3.0-litre powered model will sit below the two 5.0-litre V8 variants.
Coming to the list of newly added features, the most notable among them is the new list of semi-autonomous features which includes a Low Traction Launch. The low traction launch helps the RR Sport pull away on low-grip surfaces by controlling the amount of torque the driver can apply. The function also works for towing, autonomous emergency braking, blindspot assistance and an intelligent speed limiter.
The speed limiter, when activated, uses the traffic-signs to read speed limit and prevent the car from exceeding the limit. Another addition to the Range Rover Sport's safety features list is the driver condition monitor that can analyze steering inputs, the time of day and journey time to detect signs of driver fatigue. If any fatigue is detected, it sends a warning to the driver.
Apart from the safety features, there's a new infotainment system in the updated Range Rover Sport that gets a bigger 10-inch touchscreen display. The display gets of the RR Sport gets the Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro, which has helped to remove some buttons from the dashboard, replacing them with on-screen buttons. The system is programmed to learn drivers’ regular routes and send the car data and walking directions to the driver’s smartphone.
Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Sport followed by the Range Rover upgrades announced recently. All the Range Rovers gets semi-autonomous tech and new engines. The new Range Rover Sport will be priced close to $80000 and will go on sale later this year.
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