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Range Rover Sport Test Drive in Pure Luxury

james william phillips

‘A muscular, powerfully planted stance and distinctive rearward sloping roof endow this vehicle with a truly sporting character. A dynamic look completed by the sleek wrap-around LED headlights and Animated Directional Indicators.’

This is how Landrover describe the exterior of the Sport, and it certainly rings true when you see this exceptional vehicle for the first time. It sits planted on the ground, waiting to pounce, but born out of a long and luxurious heritage.

Exceptional on-road performance and all-terrain capabilities elevate this vehicle into a class of its own. Exuding confidence, its sporty design is complemented by truly responsive driving dynamics and seamlessly integrated technology. With a wide range of engines and a light aluminium monocoque body, it delivers a fast, refined performance.

This performance was certainly apparent in bucket loads as we took the V6 HSE for a test drive from Beadles Landrover, Southend in Essex and filmed by our crew, the Driven.

The level of technology, including the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, 12.3″ Interactive Driver Display and optional full colour Head-up Display, delivers an even more luxurious and engaging driving experience. This extends to the powertrain. To ensure outstanding performance and great fuel efficiency, the new 400HP 6-cylinder Petrol engine incorporates Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. This system, along with other measures, also reduces CO2 emissions and improves driveability. The P400 3.0 litre Ingenium In-line 6-cylinder Petrol engine is available with the HSE, HSE Dynamic and HST model.


Range Rover Sport is designed to command attention. Its lower, sportier stance is enhanced by the refreshed front and rear bumpers with integrated exhaust finishers1and a dramatic, modern feel is completed by the wrap-around Matrix LED lights with sweeping Animated Directional Indicators.


Supremely comfortable. Exceptionally functional. The clean, modern design of the interior space is complemented by enhanced Ambient Interior Lighting and the fitment of Touch Pro Duo.


Delivers the perfect balance of ride and control by offering continuously variable damper settings. Adaptive Dynamics1monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, responding to your inputs and the road conditions to ensure a comfortable, composed drive.


Optional Pixel-laser LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights provide the ultimate headlight option, with laser technology delivering five times higher luminance than standard LED lights. Becoming operational above 50mph (80km/h) and when no other external lights are detected, the system produces clear sight for up to 550m.


Delivering a wealth of information and entertainment, the Touch Pro Duo in-car infotainment system features the most intuitive and advanced integrated technologies to ensure you can make the most of your journey


Providing additional convenience and capability, Automatic Access Height, enabled through electronic air suspension, allows occupants to more easily enter and alight by lowering the vehicle by 50mm.


For enhanced driver and front passenger comfort, the optional Semi-Aniline leather 22-way memory front seats will memorise your preferred settings and can also be specified with massage functionality for added comfort.


Set and maintain a steady speed in challenging conditions such as on mud, wet grass, ice, snow and dirt roads. All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC)± functions between 1mph and 18mph, enabling you to maintain full concentration on steering and finding a path across difficult terrains.


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