Landrover Range-Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport is powered by a 3-litre V6 diesel and a 5-litre supercharged V8. The SUV is one of the most capable off road vehicles in the country and it competes with the BMW X5, Audi Q7, Mercedes ML and the Porsche Cayenne

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

A Completely new powertrain, upadted interior and plenty of new safety features what else do you need

Land Rover surely impressed all of us when they introduced the Range Rover Sport back in 2005 which was then followed by the second generation model in 2013. They have done all kind of experiments with this model which was actually possible. Land Rover even introduced a high performance variant of the SUV as well which can actually accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.6 seconds. Be it refinement, off roading capability pr performance the RR Sport has done it all.

For the 2017 model Land Rover definitely has surprised us all to lure the customers Land Rover has actually added a completely new powertrain which not only offers impressive power but also an equally impressive fuel efficiency at the same time. The 2.0 Liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is the latest addition to the RR Sport powertrain lineup. This will definitely be a trat for those customers who wanted a powertrain which could balance power and fuel economy at the same time. Besides the new engine technology Land Rover also introduced a series of autonomous driving technologies to the 2017 RR Sport as well.

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EXTERIOR

The Dynamic model in particular has received an updated grille with side vents, bonnet vents, new mirror caps and bonnet and tailgate script. Towards the rear it has received a red sporty badge and also matching Red brake callipers. These changes actually help set the Dynamic variant apart from the rest of the variants.
The 2017 Autobiography Dynamic model in particular will get a new bright Red pack in particular. This pack consists of Atlas Silver front grille mesh and Atlas Silver bonnet mesh.

Apart from these major changes in these particular variants the rest of the RR Sport variants in particular haven’t received much of a change on their exterior. There is no doubt in the fact that the new RR Sport looks quite modern and gets a strong and muscular design DNA. Compared to the standard Range Rover the RR Sport is also slightly shorter, lower and weighs almost 100 kilograms less.

INTERIOR

Nothing much has changed inside the 2017 model but it has received plenty of new technologies. The 2017 RR Sport gets a bigger 10 inch touchscreen now so that the passengers can view and use it without any hustle. This touchscreen has tablet like feature so you can actually pinch in to zoom in and out of the applications and maps. The entire system is powered by Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro technology. The system also features smoother controls and wider range of connectivity features and apps. The updates system now offers bespoke apps for functions such as music playback, contacts and calendars that are mirrored on the central touchscreen when the passenger or the driver connect their smartphone to the vehicle. What is even more interesting is also the fact that owner now can actually download various apps for their vehicle from the new Pro service system.

As far as the rest of the interior is concerned although it has not received any significant change but you will get some extra optional colour and material choices for the interior.

DRIVETRAIN

Coming to the most significant change that you will actually find in the 2017 RR Sport, the new updated SUV now gets a 2.0 Litre, four cylinder, ingenium diesel engine which also actually makes it the first Land Rover SUV to sport a 2.0 Liter diesel unit. This engine is capable of churning out about 240 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 500n Nm of torque. This engine is capable of returning an impressive fuel efficiency of 45.6 mpg which translates to about 19 kmpl, this particular engine also emits 164g/km which is also an improvement of 10 percent than the outgoing engine.

The reason why the smaller engine is able to generate so much power is because the engine now gets a second turbocharger. This engine also happens to be JLR’s only engine which features sequential turbo chargers. The only way one can differentiate it from the rest of the other powerful engines is that it will come fitted with a twin exhaust on single side while the other powerful variants gets single exhaust on each side of the rear bumper. All engines will be paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic gearbox

Below provided is the list of engines available with the 2017 Range Rover Sport model.

Engine Cylinders Power (PS) Torque (Nm)
2.0-litre SD4 FOUR 240 500
3.0-litre SDV6 SIX 306 700
4.4-litre SDV8 EIGHT 339 740
5.0-litre Supercharged V8 EIGHT 510 625
5.0-litre Supercharged V8 (SVR only) EIGHT 550 680

RIDE AND HANDLING

The 2017 R Sport gets two new advanced offroading technology which comes in the form of a Low Traction Launch which will help the driver to pull away from a low traction area especially when the car is in standstill position. This technology can be selected manually from the central toucshcsreen menu. The other technology offered is the enhanced All-Terrain Info Centre which displays plenty of important information when the vehicle is being driven offroad. These information’s include direction of the front wheels and the status of the Wade Sensing system. This system also includes Drive assist features as well which uses vehicle’s surround cameras to help the driver manoeuvre their vehicle at low speeds.

SAFETY FEATURES

The 2017 RR Sport also gets plenty of advanced safety features installed however some of the new features include Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning. The 2017 model also features Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which also joins the list. This system monitor works by alerting and warning the driver if it is on the verge of collision before actually applying the brakes automatically if the driver fails to apply the brakes.

The optional driver package also contains plenty of standard features as well which includes Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Reverse Traffic Detection. It also gets an intelligent speed limiter as well which actually uses traffic signs to actually read speeds limiters to automatically reduce speeds.

Apart from all that the newest addition to the kitty also includes Driver Condition Monitor which warns the driver if any signs of fatigue are detected. The other feature also include Drive Pro Packincludes Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking and adds Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist for the 2017 model.

COMPETITION

Audi Q7

The new generation Q7 was launched last year and it has been launched in the Indian market with a single 3.0 litre TDI unit which is capable of producing about 272 Bhp of peak power and 600 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to an eight speed tiptronic transmission.

CONCLUSION

All the above mentioned changes surely make the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport worth a short. The new engine definitely takes care of power and fuel efficiency at the same time. The other updated features including the bigger touchscreen infotainments system with updates apps and software, the enhanced safety system all makes the 2017 RR Sport one attractive package which surely is enough to impress anyone.

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