New Range Rover Sport coming to South Africa soon

 ·11 May 2022

Land Rover says that its new Range Rover Sport will be introduced in South Africa towards the end of 2022.

The third-generation model sports an updated chassis and exterior design which the carmaker said boasts “refinement and sophistication”.

“A suite of powerful and efficient powertrains includes a six-cylinder extended range electric hybrid, a new V8 and a six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines,” noted Land Rover.

The maker of luxury SUVs said that a pure-electric version will be announced in 2024 as it continues to move towards electric powertrains. The new vehicle is available in S, SE, HSE and Autobiography specifications, with a First Edition available throughout the first year of production with a specially curated specification.

The flagship V8 Twin Turbo configuration produces 390kW of power and is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds with dynamic launch engaged.

According to Land Rover, the new P510e hybrid Range Rover Sport gets you a range-extender, plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.0-litre, a turbo-petrol engine and a 105kW electric motor, producing 375kW. It also offers drivers over 100km of zero-emissions.

When driving fully electric in the hybrid, the new model has an expected real-world range of 88km – enough for most owners to complete up to 75% of their trips on electric power – and CO2 emissions of 18g/km, Land Rover said.

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