- The Range Rover Sport is a luxury performance SUV with dynamic on-road character
- All-terrain capability embodies the Land Rover brand’s drive to go Above & Beyond
- The brand’s first Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV), badged P400e, offering an electric-only range of 31 miles (51km)1
- New Wade Sensing system provides real-time wading depth information in relation to the vehicle’s max wading depth2
- New Driver Assist Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Steering Assist
(MAHWAH, NJ) – August 7, 2018 – Today, Land Rover announced 2019 Model Year updates to the Range Rover Sport model line-up. Updates include a new Wade Sensing feature, new Advanced Driver Assistance System functionality and the introduction of an all-new Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) powertrain option.
US Models and MSRP4
|3.0L Supercharged V6; 340hp
|3.0L Turbocharged V6 diesel; 254hp
|3.0L Supercharged V6; 340hp
|3.0L Turbocharged V6 diesel; 254hp
|2.0L Turbocharged i4 PHEV; 398hp
|3.0L Supercharged V6; 380hp
|5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp
|5.0L Supercharged V8; 518hp
|5.0L Supercharged V8; 575hp
“The Range Rover Sport is a unique statement of performance with an assertive and powerful design,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer at Land Rover. “Its refined appearance speaks to the modernity of the Range Rover family, while a series of unique aesthetic touches mark out its sporting nature. This is an SUV that demands your attention.”
The exterior design of the Range Rover Sport underlines its dynamic character with purposeful visual cues. The lights and slimline grille blend into a clean, single surface, while the front bumper design creates a planted, ground-hugging aesthetic that assists in optimizing airflow for enhanced cooling. Assertive fender vents catch the eye while the iconic floating roof helps to create a long and lean profile.
At the rear of the vehicle, an aggressive slotted spoiler profile complements the vehicle’s clean design.
A suite of alloy wheel options underline the purposeful attitude of the Range Rover Sport and accentuate its athletic stance. Where equipped, the 21 and 22-inch designs are available with a silver, diamond-turned or black finish.
Customers looking for an even greater design aesthetic can opt for the Black Exterior Pack for the Supercharged Dynamic model. This adds Gloss Black exterior accents, including the grille mesh and surround, to give the Range Rover Sport a stealth-like appearance.
In addition, the Carbon Fiber Exterior Pack, available on HSE Dynamic, Supercharged Dynamic and Autobiography models, adds a high-performance edge with Gloss Black and Carbon Fiber additions to the main grille, fender vent and hood vent surrounds, as well as the door mirror covers and tailgate finisher. Customers can also choose a number of metallic paints finishes including Loire Blue which is available from 2019 model year in place of Kaikoura Stone.
As standard, all models feature Premium LED Automatic Headlights with LED Signature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and optional Auto High Beam Assist. Each headlight package features 24 LEDs per vehicle offering superior illumination of the road ahead.
On the interior of the vehicle, grained leather upholstery is available with 14-way adjustable front seats. Optional perforated Windsor leather comes with 16-way memory front seats with the option of winged headrests; while a luxurious Semi-Aniline Leather — standard on 380hp HSE Dynamic and Autobiography models — offers outstanding quality and a stain-resistant finish.
Interior ambient lighting highlights key design cues throughout the cabin with as many as 10 different color options available. The atmospheric set-up bathes the footwells, sections of the doors and other parts of the interior in light, creating a cosseting and relaxing cabin.
Passengers also benefit from a series of flexible storage solutions, such as cup holders that can be repositioned to reveal a deep 3.2-liter storage area in the center console with a dedicated USB charging port.
In addition, the 7.8-liter armrest compartment (up from 5.8 liters) features a double-level hinged tray when open, perfect for keeping wallets and mobile phones secure and out of sight or customers can specify an optional cooler compartment capable of holding four 16.9oz (500ml) bottles and chilling to 41 deg F (5C).
An optional cabin air ionization system, called Nanoe™, assists in improving air quality inside the vehicle. The system uses nano-sized charged water particles which ionize particles in the air, making them attract to surfaces and thus help to cleanse the air.
The powered roof sunblind can be opened and closed using an advanced gesture control system capable of sensing the movement of a hand. All it takes to open the sunblind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear-view mirror, while a simple forward motion will prompt the blind to close. Comfortable and convenient, the intuitive system also reduces potential distraction to the driver.
In addition, the blind can be closed automatically when the vehicle is locked helping to keep the interior cool in warm weather. When the driver opens the door, the sunblind will automatically return to its previous position. The sunblind can also be operated with conventional buttons, if preferred.
PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE (PHEV) TECHNOLOGY
The Range Rover Sport is the first Jaguar Land Rover product to feature a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. The P400e is capable of driving up to 31 miles (51km) with zero tailpipe emissions when driven in all-electric mode1.
The P400e combines an advanced 296hp (221kW) four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with a 141hp (105kW) electric motor. This transformational technology is powered by an advanced 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery giving a total available power output of 398hp (297kW) from the permanent four-wheel drive (4WD) system5.
Together they drive the Range Rover Sport P400e from 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds) and to a top speed of 137mph6. With an impressive 472 lb-ft of torque, the PHEV powertrain mixes dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement.
The combination of Ingenium gasoline and electric power can be used in two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) and EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
In Parallel Hybrid mode the PHEV model can intelligently and seamlessly combine the two power sources to deliver efficient progress. By using its electrical energy reserves intelligently, the P400e is able to provide the power and capability customers demand from a Range Rover Sport.
On longer journeys, customers can use the ‘SAVE’ function to deploy the EV-only range for a specific part of their journey.
The access point for the 7kW on-board charging socket is located behind the Land Rover badge on right of the grille, at the front of the vehicle, while the 13.1kWh prism-shaped lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the trunk floor – a full charge can be achieved in approximately 2 hours and 45 mins using a 220V/32A dedicated charger7.
The PHEV model is supplied with a home charging lead, which connects to domestic power supplies, as standard.
Timed charging is also available via the vehicle’s infotainment system, which allows owners to choose the most appropriate time to begin charging.
Owners can monitor the charging status via two illuminated strips that sit on either side of the charging socket. A white light signifies the vehicle is connected and charging has not started, while a blue light shows that timed charging is set but not underway. A flashing green signal shows the car is charging, while a solid green light indicates the battery is full.
Customers can use the Land Rover InControl® Remote™ app to monitor the charge status wherever they are, receiving alerts if there is an error, or the cable has been removed.
The gasoline engine and electric motor of the P400e have been calibrated to work in perfect harmony, with two charge management functions available when in Parallel Hybrid mode:
- Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) helps to make the most of both power sources and is activated when the driver enters a destination into the navigation system. By analyzing the traffic, gradient of the route and whether it is an urban or rural environment, the PHEV system is designed to seamlessly combine electric and gasoline engine power to optimize efficiency. This is not available when the vehicle is in Sport mode.
- The driver-selectable SAVE mode is accessed through the vehicle’s touchscreen and maintains battery charge at the point of activation. At this point, the vehicle will only use the electric motor once it has replenished enough energy via regenerative braking or charging, allowing customers to conserve electric power to be used on a specific part of their journey.
The operation of the PHEV powertrain is supported by an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission, which features lightweight construction and delivers the supreme refinement and assured responses expected from the Range Rover Sport.
GASOLINE AND DIESEL POWERTRAINS
For the 2019MY, a line-up of V6 and V8 powertrains will continue to be offered for the Range Rover Sport alongside the PHEV.
A 3.0L Turbocharged V6 diesel is available exclusively in SE and HSE derivatives offering 254hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, while two 3.0L Supercharged V6 gasoline engines offer outputs of 340 and 380hp and a top speed of 130mph.
A next-generation 5.0L Supercharged V8 gasoline engine is also available on Supercharged Dynamic and Autobiography models offering 518hp, 461 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60mph time of 5 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds)6.
The Range Rover Sport features the latest available technology, including the Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro Duo™ infotainment system, voice recognition and a suite of connectivity features.
InControl Touch Pro Duo™
Two 10-inch touchscreens form the centerpiece of the minimalist cabin of the Range Rover Sport within the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. Fast and intuitive, it combines finely engineered physical controls and a beautiful digital interface to deliver a truly connected driving experience8.
The system looks simultaneously futuristic and elegant thanks to the interlinked touchscreens that provide clear graphics and ease of operation with familiar tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom control gestures on the upper screen8. The customizable home screen also allows customers to create shortcuts to preferred features.
The Touch Pro Duo system allows drivers to keep mapping information displayed on the upper touchscreen, while providing easy access to further features on the secondary lower display. By dividing information and controls logically between the two, the Range Rover Sport achieves a more intuitive user experience.
The upper screen on the central console can be angled to counter glare and assist with visibility while the fixed lower display operates as the control panel and manages more functional tasks such as climate control, seat and vehicle settings.
Positioned on either side of the lower screen are two rotary dials, which can be used to control the cabin temperature, fan speed, seat climate and massage functions. These can also be used to manage media and phone functionality via specialist widgets when the upper screen is in use.
Behind the steering wheel, a 12-inch high-resolution Interactive Driver Display includes dual dial, single dial and extended mode views. Other frequently used features – including phone, navigation and media settings – can also be managed using this cluster.
In addition, an optional second-generation Head-Up Display system puts vital information in the driver’s line of sight. Using full-color projection, it presents essential information on the windshield, such as vehicle speed and navigation directions, as well as other updates such as adaptive cruise control settings and Advanced Driver Assistance alerts such as signals from the Traffic Sign Recognition system3.
The full-color image is generated using four super-bright LEDs and a high-resolution TFT LCD screen. The image is sharper than previous HUDs, up to 66 percent brighter and more than twice the size of some other systems, allowing customers to adjust the layout, height and brightness of the display.
The steering wheel controls feature intuitive capacitive switches and dynamic illuminated icons assisting in making the operation of vehicle’s features from behind the wheel simpler.
The user-friendly switches provide full control of the instrument cluster, with media playback, phone, cruise control and heated steering wheel settings, plus a shortcut to a feature of the driver’s choosing. The capacitive ‘wheel’ within the controls also allows users to scroll through menus by finger or thumb.
Passengers of the Range Rover Sport also benefit from convenience technologies including an optional 10-inch rear seat touchscreen entertainment system and up to 14 connection points integrated discreetly throughout the cabin. Connections in the front row include USB, HDMI and 12V ports in the front center console and a 12V socket in the glove box. In the second row, there is a 12V port, a domestic plug socket, USB and HDMI ports, while the load space also provides a 12V port and a second domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices charged.
A Wi-Fi hotspot connection capable of supporting up to eight devices is also available, which enables connectivity on the move9.
For extra convenience, the innovative Land Rover Activity Key wristband is available, allowing customers to lock and unlock the vehicle without using the standard key fob. Perfect for runners, swimmers or cyclists who don’t want to carry a traditional key while exercising, the durable Activity Key is fully waterproof to depths of 59ft (18m) and is designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -58deg F to 257 deg F (-50C to +125C).
To lock or unlock the vehicle, the Activity Key must be held within 1.2in (30mm) of the second “R” of the Range Rover badge on the tailgate. Once activated, the main vehicle key fob is disabled and can be left safely inside the cabin.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The suite of driver assistance features on the Range Rover Sport includes core elements such as Lane Departure Warning and Emergency Braking10, cruise control and speed limiter, all fitted as standard3.
The optional Drive Pack adds features to inform and equip customers for any journey. Central to this are Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor and Traffic Sign Recognition3.
The optional Drive Pro Pack features High Speed Emergency Braking10, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor and, from 2019 model year, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go3. This system uses a forward-facing camera and improved radar system to assist the vehicle in maintaining a set gap from the vehicle ahead3. This enables the driver to follow the vehicle in front to a complete stop and pull away automatically if stationary for less than three seconds3. Beyond this, the vehicle can be prompted to resume with a tap of the accelerator or via a button on the steering wheel.
The optional Park Pack includes a 360-degree Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor, which alerts passengers exiting from the rear doors to potential hazards approaching from behind3. If a vehicle is detected, a light flashes on the door to notify those attempting to disembark3.
The optional Park Pro Pack includes all of the above features with the addition of Park Assist – a suite of advanced automated parking features that aid parallel and perpendicular parking3.
A new Driver Assist Pack is also available from 2019 model year and includes all of the features within the Drive Pro and Park Pro packs, with the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. While the driver is required to keep their hands on the wheel, this systems works with the driver to assist in keeping the vehicle centered in the lane by applying moderate steering interventions at speeds up to 112mph (180km/h)3,6.
All Range Rover Sport audio systems have been designed with meticulous attention to detail and a focus on finding optimum positions for every speaker around the cabin.
Alongside the Land Rover Base 250 audio system there are three audio systems available developed with renowned British audio experts Meridian™. These include the 380W, 825W surround or 1,700W Signature systems, with 12, 18 and 22 speakers respectively and including a dual-channel subwoofer in each.
The 1,700W Signature system benefits from four speakers in the vehicle headliner to deliver true three-dimensional sound quality.
Exceptional ride quality, on a variety of terrains and conditions, is a core part of the Range Rover Sport experience. With an advanced suspension system that combines poise and stability with remarkable ride isolation for flat, confident cornering, customers get a natural and intuitive feel behind the wheel3.
Comprising of a fully independent lightweight wide-spaced double wishbone front and an advanced multi-link rear design, the suspension layout perfectly complements the advanced aluminum construction of the vehicle.
In order to achieve the perfect balance of agility, composure and comfort, the Land Rover engineering team focused on optimizing chassis stiffness and fine-tuning the steering system to deliver the exhilarating driving experience demanded of the Range Rover Sport.
Recognized globally for its exceptional off-road performance, the new Range Rover Sport builds on this capability in the P400e model, as its electric motor offers greater control of torque from a standstill. This facilitates improved low-speed control and superior pull-away on low-grip surfaces3. The low range transmission can also be operated in pure EV mode for refined luxury even during all-terrain journeys. The Land Rover Terrain Response® 2 technology is also able to distribute torque from the electric motor – which has no creep speed and maximum torque from zero rpm – to all four wheels. This assists with greater control during low-speed off-road maneuvers, reaffirming the vehicle’s outstanding breadth of capability3.
Handling and performance across remainder of the model range can also be managed via a series of Terrain Response 2 programs. This includes a Comfort mode which, calibrates the suspension settings to optimize ride comfort, while the Dynamic setting is designed to give the driver a more dynamic ride. These exist alongside Grass Gravel Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Rock Crawl and Eco settings3.
In Eco mode, the driver receives instantaneous feedback and guidance on driving more efficiently, while minimizing electrical power consumption and highlighting the effects of certain features on fuel efficiency. It also softens the throttle pedal response, modifies the automatic transmission shift pattern and switches off heating for the door mirrors, steering wheel and seats to optimize fuel efficiency.
The Range Rover Sport also benefits from the brand’s unique Low Traction Launch System, which helps to exploit available traction when pulling away on low-traction surfaces3. Unlike All-Terrain Progress Control, the company’s all-terrain cruise control technology, Low Traction Launch initiates a unique throttle map to provide a more usable torque curve. The system is specifically designed to help drivers pull-away from a standstill on slippery surfaces such as wet grass, loose gravel and snow3.
Hill Descent Control (HDC®) is also fitted as standard, while excellent ground clearance and a smooth underfloor help the vehicle negotiate rough terrain3.
Wading capability for the P400e is also uncompromised with a maximum depth of 33.5in (850mm). For water wading, it is recommended that the Ingenium gasoline engine is running to prevent water entering the exhaust system.
For 2019MY, a Wade Sensing system will now be offered on US models. The system provides real-time wading depth information relative to the max wading capability for the current location of the vehicle2. Using sensors on the underside of the door mirrors, the system reports this information to the driver via a dedicated display on the vehicle’s touchscreen. The system also provides the driver an indication of the vehicle’s position/angle, and can estimate when the vehicle is potentially going into deeper water or coming out of the water2. The driver is able to turn on the Wade Sensing feature using a soft button in the 4x4i menu.
The four-wheel-drive capability of the Range Rover Sport is managed by a transfer case design which has an actuator rather than a separate motor and ECU. This results in a 3.3lb (1.5kg) reduction in weight and is controlled via a multi-plate clutch. Together with the bevel gear center differential it provides a 50:50 torque split.
Using wheel slip information from a range of sensors, the clutch is designed to distribute torque evenly between all four wheels, while a ‘shift on the move’ system allows selectable high and low gears up to 37mph (60km/h)6. The Active Rear Locking Differential can also be optimized to assist in cornering stability and traction3.
A weight-optimized four-wheel drive system is available on certain models and features a single-speed transfer box and Torsen differential. This provides a 42:58 torque split and offers excellent on-road performance and agility.
All Range Rover Sport models come as standard with 4-Corner air suspension.
When cruising at a speed of 65mph or above, the suspension can lower the vehicle by 0.6in (15mm) to reduce drag6.
Access Height lowers the vehicle by as much as 2.0in (50mm) to aid ingress and egress of the vehicle. This feature can also lock the suspension at this low level, enabling the Range Rover Sport to travel at speeds of up to 25mph in locations with restricted height, such as multi-story parking structures.
Conversely, the ride height can be increased to cater to demanding off-road scenarios, with two bespoke options:
- Off-Road Ride Height 1 lifts the vehicle by as much as 1.4in (35mm) at speeds of up to 50mph and is ideal for driving on less demanding off-road conditions, such as deeply rutted dirt roads
- For more extreme landscapes or wading through water, Off-Road Ride Height 2 takes the car up to 2.6in (65mm) above its usual height at speeds of up to 31mph6
Owners will also be able to control the height of the vehicle’s rear to help with loading and towing. This is managed through switches in the load space and can reduce rear ride height by 2.0in (50mm). In this instance, the front will drop by just 0.8in (20mm) and result in a hitch height reduction of 2.4in (60mm).
Conversely, the rear can also be lifted by as much as 3.5in (90mm) to assist in the hitching of trailers and the adjustment of trailer inclination while stationary. The suspension can be levelled by holding the up and down buttons simultaneously until the vehicle returns to normal.
This user-friendly set-up can also be managed via the key fob, which is particularly effective when the load space is in use and the switches are inaccessible.
Advance Towing Options
The Range Rover Sport is also available with Advanced Tow Assist, which assists the driver in executing complicated reversing maneuvers by automatically steering the vehicle3.
All the driver has to do is operate the pedals and select the path of the trailer using the rotary Terrain Response controller on the center console. The path of the trailer is projected on the central touchscreen by a feed from the reverse camera and rotating the controller intuitively adjusts the guidelines ahead of the trailer.
Hitch Assist is also available to guide the vehicle and tow ball together via the same screen when attaching a trailer.
Range Rover Sport SVR
The Range Rover Sport SVR puts enhanced focus on the performance of the most dynamic model in the Range Rover Sport family and was engineered to complement the core range using all the knowledge and expertise of the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. The model features a specially tuned 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 engine – the most powerful in the brand’s history – producing 575hp and generating an impressive 516 lb-ft of torque. That is enough to power the Range Rover Sport SVR from 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds)6.
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1 Manufacturer-estimated up to 31 miles EV range with fully charged battery. Actual range may vary.
2 Driving in floodwaters or moving water should be avoided. Driving through water can be extremely dangerous, the Wade Sensing feature only detects depth of water the vehicle is in at the present time and not of water ahead or around the vehicle. Therefore, Wade Sensing cannot predict whether it is safe to proceed and cannot detect steep drops in grade around the vehicle. The driver is responsible for determining the conditions of the route being driven.
3 These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.
4 All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
5 Peak internal combustion engine and electric power not delivered at the same engine speed.
6 Always follow local speed limits.
7 Figures for charging are manufacturer’s estimates based on best information available at time of publication. Charging time will vary by power supply and charging solution.
8 Do not use Land Rover InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
9 The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions.
10 Please note that if any action is taken, even minimal steering, the Emergency Braking/ High-speed Emergency Braking system will assume the driver resumed control of the vehicle and the system will automatically disengage.