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Range Rover Sport 2013 review Auto Express

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Verdict


Land Rover’s of new cars continues with the Range Rover Sport again, it’s a massively machine. More spacious its predecessor (and with the of seven seats) the Sport is to look at and wonderfully luxurious The big story though is its weight which has helped to hack fuel consumption and taken the to another level.

Sharp but steering and very little roll means it behaves a car half its size in corners, but is to be a laid-back, refined and comfortable when you dial it down.

The problem with the first-generation Rover Sport is that it was particularly sporty. Based on version of the h eavy steel in the Land Rover Discovery it the scales at over 2.5 tonnes, hampered its fuel economy and to go around corners. But the all-new co-developed with the full-size Rover. should have no problems.

Based on a modified of the Range Rover’s all-aluminium it weighs 420kg less its predecessor — equivalent to the weight of the British Lion’s row, plus 100kg of The result is the 288bhp SDV6 we drove, in Autobiography Dynamic sprints from 0-62mph in 6.8 (a full two seconds faster the old SDV6), but returns 37.7mpg and of CO2 – a 15 per cent improvement.

It’s bigger than the old too, measuring 62mm 55mm wider with a longer wheelbase. It’s new wide-set stance, with overhangs and a more steeply windscreen, which give the its less boxy, contemporary Cynics will say it looks too like an Evoque on growth but that’s hardly a bad thing.

onboard and Land Rover has its interior magic once Every surface is covered in stitched leather, chunks of or soft-touch rubber. A new small-diameter wheel feels and looks in your hands, while the from the elevated driving is excellent.

The rear seats are quite for such a large car, an optional third row of seats fitted to our test car) electronically from the boot and is really only suitable for

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Perched above other the Sport still feels a very large car. It so much weave as squeeze city traffic – but somehow you feel stressed. The combination of refinement and cushioned ride the all-aluminium air suspension provide a between you and the outside world.

In with the eight-speed ZF gearbox its ratios perfectly, and its light-but-precise steering, around town the does an excellent impression of its brother.

Venture onto more roads though and the Sport’s begins to shine through. the Terrain Response system to mode and the dials glow while the throttle response and changes sharpen up significantly as a result the Sport punches the moment your right twitches. In reality this 3.0 V6 delivers all the performance you need, but if you have the 503bhp supercharged V8 (the only other available from launch), the are that the chassis can handle it.

such a large car react in a way is no simple task – hence why Rover has thrown its full of chassis control systems at the Rover Sport. These continuously variable dampers, Dynamic Response active control, a rear locking and torque vectoring by braking the wheel. The result of all this working away underneath you is at the point when you expect roll to occur, it miraculously

The Porsche Cayenne still has the edge, but then it can’t the same cosseting ride you’re not driving flat or the level of refinement when cruising on the motorway. And then the Sport’s off-road ability. still not match the Range but with 51mm more clearance than its predecessor, a new mode for the Terrain response and suspension that can be raised or by 185mm, it’s more than ever.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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