- Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 2013
For 2013, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport consolidates its position as the most dynamic and luxurious sports tourer in its class with fresh new colours and a greater choice of interior trim and alloy wheel designs.
"The Range Rover Sport was substantially revised in 2011 with major powertrain enhancements and raised equipment levels to reinforce its outstanding breadth of capability. This year we're going one step further, offering even more choice with some great new colour combinations and detail improvements to redefine the Range Rover Sport's class-leading levels of comfort and customer appeal," says John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.
To complement the exterior design changes updated at 2012 model year, a striking new five-spoke cast alloy wheel design in Sparkle Silver and five new body colours provide customers with even greater levels of choice when it comes to enhancing the look of their Range Rover Sport: Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana and Mariana are all introduced for 2013. Customers opting for the Supercharged model will discover stunning Red Brembo brake callipers fitted as standard with the option of reverting back to black high performance brakes at no additional cost.
The interior specifications offer two new interior trim combinations allowing customers to choose a dark upper cabin environment with lighter coloured seats or the opposite way round. Customers can also opt for a new carbon veneer pack, adding a sharp, contemporary look to the interior.
Introduced at 2012 model year, the Range Rover Sport comes equipped with the highest level of audio equipment. The High-Ice Harmon Kardon system delivers 380W of sound from a total of 11 speakers whilst the premium Harmon Kardon Logic system produces an astonishing 825W from no less than 17 speakers. The 7-inch touchscreen provides customers with the option of Dual View technology, allowing the driver to view the navigational display and the passenger to watch a DVD. Advanced features include a hard disc drive music server and Land Rover's unique "Say What You See" voice recognition system with screen prompts.
An outstanding Land Rover Range Rover Sport engine line-up remains unchanged for 2013. The 3.0-litre EU5 diesels match effortless performance with high efficiency. The 256PS has a maximum torque of 600Nm and CO2 emissions of 230g/km whilst the 211PS provides 520Nm and 224g/km. The 245PS 3.0-litre with 6-speed transmission is fitted in markets where EU4 emissions regulations remain in force.
The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre petrol produces 375PS with 510Nm torque and the flagship 5.0-litre Supercharged, a stunning 510PS with 625Nm torque. CO2 emissions are 327g/km and 348g/km respectively. All engines drive through unrivalled ZF automatic gearboxes, the EU5 diesels coupled to the ZF 8HP70 8-speed and the petrol engines, the ZF HP28 6-speed. Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.