Hot on the wheels of the 2013 Range Rover Sport is the all-new lighter, trimmer, sportier Range Rover Sport which will grace the roads of Japan later this year.
The new Range Rover Sport boasts the “most dynamic, agile and responsive” luxury sport-utility yet. An all-aluminum body structure makes it 800 pounds lighter than its predecessor without sacrificing versatility both on and off road.
Under the hood is a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine, which can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 7.1 seconds or less.
Dubbed as a “driver’s car”, the Range Rover Sport is packed with driver focused technology that gives a new meaning to driving. Its Dynamic Programme allows for enhanced handling and control when tackling the most challenging terrains and conditions with controls such as Roll Stability and Torque Vectoring.
It also features the next generation Terrain Response 2 which automatically adapts the vehicle’s settings to suit the terrain, delivering optimal performance in almost all conditions.
Parking will be smoother and easier with Parallel Park and Perpendicular Park technology that uses ultrasonic sensors to identify suitable spots and then steers the vehicle automatically. The 360 degree Park Distance Control cautions the driver of nearing objects when pulling out the parking.
Inside is nothing short of suite, with premium leather finishing and contemporary materials used in the classic interior. Entertainment is not neglected with quality sound and rear-seat screens.
“It’s dramatic. Powerful. It’s got ‘drive me’ written all over it,” said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer.
Although you’d be hard-pressed to find dunes like this in Japan (you could try Tottori), you can see a clip of the new Range Rover Sport in action below, as inspiration for your urban explorations:
Image: “New Range Rover Sport | The Empty Quarter Driven Challenge” by Land Rover MENA/https://www.flickr.com/photos/landrovermena/10848906296