There’s something very British about the sound of a new Range Rover Sport going full pelt down the main straight at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The noise of the 4.4-litre V8’s exhaust note bouncing around the pit garages is almost like a Spitfire flying overhead with its distinctive Merlin V12 growling away. Behind the wheel of the all-new SUV is Matt Becker, Jaguar Land Rover’s new vehicle engineering director and the man responsible for leading the team fine-tuning the Range Rover Sport. We say fine tuning because Becker has only been in his role for five months, following a seven-year stint at Aston Martin where he was responsible for, among many other things, the firm’s first SUV, the DBX –…
I've done a lot of miles in diesel-powered Range Rover Sports. In 2016 I ran a handsome Montalcino Red Sport HSE Td6 with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 under the hood as part of the MotorTrend test fleet. And I loved it. Sure, it was slower than the punchy 510-hp Sport V-8 Supercharged I'd previously had. But the Td6 was a lovely, long-legged cruiser, the torquey oil-burning V-6 growling as the Range Rover devoured the miles on road trips through California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. And it routinely returned 25 mpg or better on a long run. Land Rover no longer offers diesel engines in any SUV in its U.S. lineup, not even in the chunky Defender. Jaguar Land Rover had…
Fifth-generation Rangie showcases luxury and electrification PROS Interior quality far better than old model Two body lengths, now available with seven seats Long electric-only range for PHEV versions CONS You'll have to wait until 2024 for EV version Price has risen sharply over old model Option it up, and the price will sky rocket This is Land Rover's new 2022 Range Rover, and although it looks outwardly similar to the outgoing model, there's a lot going on under the skin as the company's luxury flagship moves towards electrification. It's been launched with a pair of long-range plug-in hybrid versions, with a full-electric model following in 2024. The fifth-generation Range Rover continues the march upmarket with an accent on luxury, and…
Land Rover has been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Range Rover. The new mid-size luxury SUV is expected to debut alongside a redesigned version of the stretched Range Rover Long Wheelbase late next year, which means we'll likely see it arrive as a 2022 model. A new Range Rover Sport should also be coming, likely one year after the Range Rover. Land Rover only last year introduced an updated Range Rover that offered a new inline-6 engine and mild-hybrid system as the base power train. But the current generation dates back to 2013 so it makes sense the redesigned, fourth-generation model is coming up soon. Compared to the current Range Rover, Land Rover's design team looks to have…
"The Range Rover is an SUV icon, built to be one of the most upmarket and comfortable ways to travel, whatever terrain you need to cross" The latest evolution of the legendary Range Rover SUV would be almost unrecognisable to owners of the simple original model, which was designed to offer more comfort than the Land Rover on which it was based, but was still rather workmanlike. Before long, the Range Rover was adopted by wealthy owners with sprawling estates, making it the 4x4 to be seen in – a fact cemented by the Royal Family being photographed driving them – and its utilitarian plastic interior trim was gradually made more luxurious, with wood veneer and swathes of leather. Over…