The ever-popular Range Rover Sport has undergone a revamp with special edition models and a new mild-hybrid diesel engine being introduced.
It's one of the most capable SUVs currently available and now the Range Rover Sport line-up has been enhanced with special edition models and an impressive mild-hybrid diesel engine.
The suite of upgrades also includes new colour choices and an improved cabin to boost its appeal in what is the ultimate luxury performance 4x4 vehicle.
There have also been some exterior design tweaks which still gives it a sophisticated appeal and it remains an all-round capable on- and off-roader.
The HSE Silver edition adds to the long list of equipment found on the HSE version by adding exterior trim finishes, 21-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass. There’s also a panoramic sunroof, a Meridian surround sound system and a front centre console cooler compartment.
This particular special edition is available with either the PHEV or the new diesel powertrain.
There’s also a new powerful engine option for the HST with the new D350 diesel unit.
This is the latest generation of Land Rover's six-cylinder Ingenium diesel unit and joins the new mild-hybrid offering.
The mild-hybrid units make their appearance in the Sport line-up for the first time and they utilise a 48 V electric motor to boost economy and the car’s environmental credentials.
However, for real economy and sustainable luxury, drivers should buy or lease the Range Rover Sport P400e PHEV because they will enjoy 25 miles on battery power and impressive fuel economy - considering the size and weight of the car - of 88mpg.
This model also has a Mode 3 charging cable to enable quicker charging - less than three hours from a wall box whereas a Mode 2 Cable will take 7.5 hours.
Under the bonnet, there’s an Ingenium petrol unit producing 300 PS and this is mated to an electric motor producing 105 kW so drivers get to enjoy a combined output of 404 PS. The Sport’s performance has not been compromised.
Indeed, the PHEV powertrain will see the Sport accelerating from 0 to 62mph in just 5.9 seconds. That’s a blistering performance with the electric motor’s power output being accessible from a standing start.
The new diesel engines also impress with a 0 to 62mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds.
Land Rover has also introduced high specification special additions to the line-up, particularly with the feature-packed HSE Dynamic Black alongside the striking SVR Carbon Edition and the HSE Silver model.
The Range Rover Sport also enjoys new exterior colour options and fresh interior choices which help underpin the Sport’s sense of luxury with an improved infotainment system.
Standard equipment includes 4G Wifi connection for up to eight devices on board and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also fitted.
Other enhancements include improvements to the cabin’s Air Ionisation System with better filtration to remove allergens and dust particles.
Land Rover has also added Secure Tracker Pro as standard with a 12-month subscription to deliver peace of mind.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.