Land Rover has just launched the 2014 Range Rover Sport in India at a starting price of 109.91 lakh rupees. Unveiled earlier this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the new Range Rover Sport has already become a hit in international markets with waiting periods extending up to 9 months for certain variants!
Based on an all-new, lightweight, aluminium platform, the new Sport is 62mm longer than its predecessor yet a whopping 420kg lighter. Ground clearance has been increased to 278mm and can be further increased by 51mm using the off-road setting on the new Terrain Response 2 system.
For India, Land Rover will offer the Sport with two engine options - a 3.0-liter V6 diesel and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol. The diesel outputs 292 hp and 600 Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds with a top-speed of 222km/h.
The 5.0-liter monster on the other hand produces 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque. As a result, 0-100km/h is dispatched in only 5.3 seconds while the top-speed is limited to 250km/h.
While the diesel emits 199g of CO2 per km and achieves 13.33 km/l in the UK driving cycle, the petrol will emit 298g/km and do 7.81km/l.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport 3.0-liter V6 Diesel S is priced at 109.91 lakh rupees (ex-showroom Mumbai, pre-Octroi), while the V8 Petrol Autobiography is priced at 165.85 lakh rupees. Other variants announced, but whose prices aren't made available are the Diesel SE and Diesel Autobiography variants.
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2014 Range Rover Sport Image Gallery
2014 Range Rover Sport launched in India - Press Release
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