Official – 2014 Range Rover Sport to launch in India in two variants before Diwali

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013 - 4:57am IST

At the start of the 2014 Range Rover Sport media drive program in Britain yesterday evening, Land Rover confirmed plans to begin sales in India before the festival of Diwali.

2014 Range Rover Sport front three quarters
Compared to the regular Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport has 75% new body parts and two additional jump seats.

Out of the five variants available in the UK, only two variants have been chalked out for India, after careful consideration – the 3-liter V6 diesel with 292 PS of power and 600 Nm of torque, and the 5-liter V8 Supercharged petrol with 510PS and 625 Nm of torque.

These engines are paired to an 8-speed ZF transmission and turn the wheels through a permanent 4WD system. All variants are fitted with a Start-Stop system that reduces fuel consumption by 7 percent. Vehicles will be brought into India through the CBU channel.

Revealed at the 2013 New York Auto Show in March this year (Indian Autos Blog was the first Indian website to have coverage directly from the launch), the new Range Rover Sport is a family man’s premium SUV with three row seating and built with 75% unique body parts. The remaining body and essentially all the hardware come from the highly acclaimed 2013 Range Rover that’s fast gaining the reputation of being the S-Class of SUVs.

2014 Range Rover Sport rear three quarter left
The Evoque’s design features assimilate well on the Range Rover Sport.

While the Range Rover may be uttered in the same breath as the incomparable Mercedes, the Range Rover Sport’s designer Gerry McGovern calls this the Porsche 911 of SUVs!

His claims are instigated by comprehensive changes in the chassis. For example, the new Range Rover Sport is about 500kg lighter than its predecessor as its body is made of aluminium. The platform is lighter than the outgoing version’s by a 39%. The steering system is all-new, to characterize the feedback to be more direct. The default torque split between the front and rear is 42:58 percent. The terrain selection program and the air suspension settings have been revised. The aerodynamic drag coefficient is 0.34, which is another marked improvement over the previous generation.

2014 Range Rover Sport dashboard
Compared to the old Sport, occupants get 24mm extra knee room and more soft-touch surfaces in the cabin on the 2014 model.

The Range Rover Sport is one of the brand’s more popular models with 380,000 examples having left Land Rover’s Solihull factory gate in the last 8 years. We’re in Cheltenham, UK to find out if the new Sport lives up to its expectations, so stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for further updates.

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7 thoughts on “Official – 2014 Range Rover Sport to launch in India in two variants before Diwali

  1. HornOkPls says:

    i chkd at the bombay dealership and the price was a steep Rs. 1.5 cr base. it’s a beautiful car though.

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  2. Sandeep says:

    the Range rover sport has many fans in India and it looks good and also it sells good JLR must assembly this car locally in India to have a lower price and lower onroad tax. for example BMW X5 it looks good and it can sell good but failed in India due the high CBU price, hope the next gen comes as CKD.

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  3. Sir, Evoque has a camera system on both sides of body which is used to avoid getting stuck into rocks during off-roading, does it have the same feature? And your article says that 75% of body parts are new so will there be any changes in the price?

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    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Soham,

      All Land Rover’s (apart from the Defender) have the camera onboard. Yes, there will definitely be a change in price as this model is all new. Global deliveries haven’t commenced yet.

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      1. Thanks will closely the trail of your news for the launch of this model

  4. $@! says:

    The BIG DADDY of all SUV’s

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  5. Milo Cruise says:

    Great SUV

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