2014 Range Rover Sport sets benchmark in Premium Sport SUV segment

Since the inception of the Jaguar marque earlier in the year, Land Rover Malaysia now becomes Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia ; the exclusive importer of Jaguar and Land Rover cars in the country. To kick off this momentous tie-up with the former Jaguar distributors Sisma Auto, Jaguar Land Rover today revealed the all-new Range Rover Sport; the fastest, most agile and most responsive Premium Sports SUV.

Built at the marque’s state-of-the-art low-energy manufacturing facility in Solihull, U.K., the RR Sport offers improved driving experience, with more connected and agile handling complemented by enhanced ride and refinement. That’s why it is distributed in 169 markets around the globe. And it is destined to continue the success of its predecessor, which tallied 380,000 units since its come-to-being in 2005.

Range Rover Sport inherits design sentiment from the hugely popular Evoque to remain contemporary, yet sporty

Compared to the best selling Evoque variant, the RR (Range Rover) Sport HSE gets a more streamlined, all-round contour, a plush interior with a neat 5+2 seat, and lots of customizable options inside and out. In order to change the Range Rover personification from solidified to sporty, the new RR Sport takes on the Evoque’s muscular and contemporary outlook amidst larger dimensions: 62mm longer than the previous edition, at an overall 4850 mm,  a larger 178mm wheelbase that max out at 2,923mm for a wider track, and the short rear overhang gives a slimmer wheel track of just 1,685mm. Gross weight for the new RR Sport has been reduced 500 kg, which denotes the RR Sport’s lesser laden weight from 3,000 to 3,050 kilograms. For more efficient aerodynamics, a tapered bodywork with subtle curves, slim rear lights and sculpted corners on the RR Sport meant an 8 percent improvement or a Cd level of 0.34.

At the front, you’ll notice the sloping Atlas Gloss Black surround grille that exudes a confident road image. Then, there are the Atlas fender vents and the Adaptive Xenon headlights with powerwash that blend very well with the signature LED headlight design. The front bumper is accentuated by the foglight surrounds and tow eye covers, two-tone bottom bumper with the recognizable stainless steel Undershield or simply known as Skid plate. Wheel and tyre sizes for the RR Sport range from 19-inch to 22-inch.

Interior-wise, the cabin takes on lots of detailed and plush sentiments, with plenty of soft-touch finishes and the CommandShift 2 which works in tandem with the 8-speed automatic transmission. This arrangement assists to keep the driver at the center of it all. The Sports Command Driving position gives the driver an unparalleled view of the road ahead. Furthermore, there’s an 18-way adjustable seat for the driver’s every comfort, a roomy rear seating package with an option of two hidden seats, an advanced Meridian sound system with 23 speakers, touch screens on the back of the front seats, a full panoramic roof, TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrument panel (5.0-liter RR Sport), and plenty more. The standard seats are made up of Oxford perforated leather material. It is advisable to check with your nearest Land Rover dealership for the standard equipment and available options.

There are three powerplant options for the Range Rover Sport; 3.0-liter Diesel, 3.0-liter V6 Petrol and top flight 5.0-liter V8. Power output and torque across the RR Sport variant run from 292 PS to 510 PS and 450 to 625 Nm, respectively.

2014 Range Rover Sport HSE prices and availability

The 2014 Range Rover Sport is offered in a whole host of Body and Roof colors, which means the buyer can desire the RR Sport in his or her respective body color, wheel choice and diverse interior schemes and accessories. Jaguar Land Rover retails the RR Sport at these listed figures: RM 859,888 (3.0 L SDV6 Diesel HSE), RM 939,888 (3.0 L Supercharged Petrol HSE) and RM 998,888 (5.0 L Supercharged). All prices with 5-year, free service warranty are applicable in the Peninsular only and exclude insurance.

The RR Sport is valid for test drive at Sime Darby Auto ConneXion’s 4S facilities in Petaling Jaya and Jalan Ipoh KL, as well as at Sisma Auto’s 4S facility at Glenmarie, Shah Alam.



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