Good news to fans of the luxury SUV, Range Rover Sport.
Indera Motors, the sole distributor of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is introducing the Range Rover Sport into the Bruneian market.
First introduced in 2005, the Range Rover Sport sets new standards as the ultimate sporting luxury SUV.
The third-generation of Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV is the most desirable, technologically advanced and capable yet, mixing an imposing road presence with instinctive driving responses using the most advanced combination of chassis technologies ever fitted to a Land Rover.
The lastest Range Rover Sport redefines sporting luxury, effortlessly combining assertive and instinctive on-road performance with trademark Range Rover refinement, progressive design sophistication and connected convenience.
Moreover, the five-seater is available with a potent new V8 and mild hybrid six-cylinder petrol and diesel Ingenium engines, and is available in S, SE, HSE and Autobiography specifications.
A breath-taking modern design language
The third-generation luxury SUV takes Land Rover’s signature modernist design philosophy to the next level with a contemporary interpretation of its trademark profile to create an incredible design statement.
Dramatic proportions accentuate the Range Rover Sport’s distinctive character, with short overhangs, an assertive front-end and steeply raked glazing at the front and back.
The sculpted exterior is detailed with exquisite finishes such as a stealth-like front grille and Digital LED lighting units, which create a distinctive Daytime Running Light (DRL) signature. The eye-catching designs, the slimmest ever fitted to a Land Rover, sit above a sculpted, double-aperture lower bumper.
Perfectly honed design elements are echoed at the rear, incorporating a sculpted tailgate with a full-width feature bearing the Range Rover script. Uninterrupted LED light graphics introduce surface LED technology to a production vehicle for the first time, providing a crisp and contemporary look at night that is vivid and consistent when viewed from any angle.
Moreover, a characteristic shoulder line runs the length of the vehicle, accentuated by new lower fender details and the longest spoiler ever fitted to a Range Rover.
An Interior Designed With Modern Refinements and Tech
The bold and modern exterior styling is carried on the inside as well with an all-new cabin loaded with modern technologies and the finest materials.
The New Range Rover Sport makes every journey an event and can be honed to be as dynamically engaging as the driver desires, while also offering enhanced levels of refinement and comfort. This ability to combine dual characters is made possible by a comprehensive set of technologies.
The five-seater now features the cutting-edge Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) that supports an ecosystem of seamlessly connected technologies, including Software Over The Air (SOTA), and provides remote updates for 63 electronic modules.
Another notable highlight is the award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment system with a high resolution floating 13.1-inch curved display. Controlling everything from navigation to media and vehicle settings, it learns the user’s habits and intelligently personalises the onboard experience, becoming a truly intuitive personal assistant.
Moreover, the luxury SUVs interior air quality is also taken to the next level with the new-gen Cabin Air Purification Pro with PM2.5 filtration and nano X technology.
For enhanced comfort and luxury the five-seater also features the Meridian sound system, the most advanced in any Range Rover Sport; with up to 29 speakers including four headrest speakers to create personal sound zones for the four main cabin occupants.
In addition to that, the Next-generation Active Noise Cancellation technology also delivers one of the quietest cabins on the road.
Smooth and powerful: engaging in every journey
New Range Rover Sport introduces more advanced chassis technologies than ever before, providing a comprehensive dynamic toolkit for the most engaging and dynamically capable driving experience.
The inherent stiffness and strength of the flexible mixed-metal architecture (MLA-Flex) – which provides up to 35 per cent higher torsional stiffness than the previous Range Rover Sport – lays the foundations for this technology. It harmoniously works with a suite of systems governed by the Integrated Chassis Control system – all specially tuned for New Range Rover Sport.
cornering agility is taken to a new level with All-Wheel Steering, Torque Vectoring by Braking and the Electronic Active Differential.
Moreover, its all-Wheel Steering provides rear-wheel steering of up to 7.3 degrees out of phase with the front wheels to achieve enhanced agility and manoeuvrability at low speeds, while turning in-phase for superior stability at high speeds. This gives the New Range Rover Sport the turning circle of a hatchback and on-road agility of a much smaller car.
In addition to that, all New Range Rover Sport models are fitted with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which intuitively anticipates where traction is required, efficiently engaging to provide the most effective progress in all conditions, while optimising efficiency.
Enhancing the off-road performance is Land Rover’s latest Terrain Response 2® system, which intelligently applies the most appropriate settings for the terrain.
New Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control makes its debut on New Range Rover Sport and helps drivers navigate tricky terrain by maintaining steady progress according to the ground conditions. Drivers can select one of four comfort settings and the system intelligently adjusts the speed accordingly, allowing the driver to focus on steering.
On the road with the Range Rover Sports
The Bruneian had a chance to try out the Range Rover Sports.
During our journey from the Indera Motors Showroom in Beribi to Balai Khazanah Islam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, the drive felt planted and inspired more confidence behind the wheel
When we tested out the engine on the Beribi highway it was just as seamless and refined as ever even when it began roaring when we increased our speed.
Moreover, the cabin was also exceptionally quiet and tranquil with the muted road, wind, and traffic noise.
No matter where you sit, the 5-seater boasts cushioned comfort and premium materials for both driver and passenger.
Nonetheless, the SUV is no doubt a good choice for long-distance traveling.
Moreover, along the twist and turns and the tight roads of the Kiarong and Jln Gadong, the responsive steering and handling are good and there was minimal body roll.
Overall, combining good looks, agility and dynamic driving the Range Rover Sport is the perfect SUV for those looking for luxury and power.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN