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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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  • corkfishcorkfish Posts: 537
    Any performance numbers yet? It would be pretty bad if a $23,000 Subaru Forester XT can outperform this thing!
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    North American dealers now have a "pre-order" form that includes the models that will be available. Pricing has not been announced.

    Range Rover Sport V8 HSE includes:

    * 4.4-liter 300-hp V8 engine
    * Navigation- Full-color, on- and off-road, voice recognition
    * Power sunroof
    * Bi-Xenon headlights
    * harmon/kardon LOGIC7 premium audio system (13 speakers, 6-CD in-dash)
    * Park Distance Control (front and rear)
    * Privacy glass
    * Homelink
    * Leather seating surfaces
    * Front fog lights, headlight powerwash, automatic headlights
    * Rain-sensing wipers
    * Front, size-curtain and thorax airbags SRS (6 total)
    * Memory driver's seat and exterior mirrors (3 settings)

    Range Rover Sport V8 HSE LUX includes HSE standard features plus:

    * Cold Clim Package (includes dual-stage heated front seats with time-out, heated rear seats, heated front windshield and heated washer jets)
    * Premium leather seating surfaces
    * Wood trim
    * Cooler box (delayed availability)

    Range Rover Sport V8 SUPERCHARGED includes HSE LUX standard features plus:

    * 4.2-liter 390-hp supercharged V8 engine
    * 20-inch alloy wheels
    * Adaptive Front-Lighting System
    * Unique leather seats
    * Dynamic Package (includes Dynamic Response suspension sysem, Brembo brakes)
    * Chrome exhaust extensions
    * Unique finish and style grille and side-air vents

    Options (for features not included in a specific trim):

    * 20-inch SC alloy wheels (delayed availability)
    * Rear locking differential
    * DVD rear-seat entertainment
    * Satellite radio
    * Personal Telephone Integration (Bluetooth)
    * Cold Climate Package (includes dual-stage heated front seats with time-out, heated rear seats, heated front windshield and heated washer jets)
    * Dynamic Package (delayed availability)

    Exterior Colors:

    * Vesuvius Orange - Available on Supercharged only (limited)
    * Zambezi Silver
    * Bonatti Grey
    * Rimini Red
    * Arctic Blue
    * Buckingham Blue
    * Chawton White
    * Cairns Blue
    * Giverny Green
    * Maya Gold
    * Tonga Green Pearlescent
    * Java Black Pearlescent

    Interior Colors:

    HSE:

    * Ebony seats/Ebony carpets
    * Alpaca seats/Alpaca carpets
    * Aspect seats/Aspect carpets

    HSE LUX:

    * Ebony seats/Ebony carpets
    * Alpaca seats/Alpaca carpets
    * Ivory seats/Aspen carpets

    SUPERCHARGED:

    * Ebony seats/Ebony carpets
    * Ivory seats/Ebony carpets

    --- Specifications subject to change ---
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    Sorry, a few errors... too late to hit "edit" to fix it:

    HSE's "Aspect seats/Aspect carpets" is really "Aspen seats/Aspen carpets"

    And there are two "options" that didn't get listed:

    * Adaptive Front-Lighting System (HSE LUX only)
    * Adaptive Cruise Control (Supercharged only)
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Sounds delicious. Between this and the new LR3 and the revised Range Rover, Land Rover should have some record years - 2005 and 2006.

    M
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    Here is yesteday's pricing announcement:

    IRVINE, Calif., March 21 -- Land Rover North America today announced U.S. pricing for the all-new Range Rover Sport. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the HSE model will be $56,750. The supercharged model will retail for $69,750. A true performance vehicle, Range Rover Sport will feature a powerful V8 engine, inspiring and sophisticated on-road capability and the first application of Land Rover's Dynamic Response system.
    "Range Rover Sport is a high-speed, performance-oriented luxury SUV," said Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President, Land Rover North America. "As the best driver's vehicle Land Rover has ever made, it is ideal for fast,comfortable, long-distance driving, and a fitting compliment to our award-winning Range Rover."
    The HSE model is equipped with a naturally aspirated 4.4-liter V8 engine with 300bhp, while the supercharged model has a powerful 4.2-liter V8 producing 390bhp.
    Range Rover Sport delivers inspiring and refined performance on all surfaces, and as expected from a Land Rover, it is supremely capable off-road. Both on- and off-road capability is enhanced with Land Rover's Terrain Response(TM) system, agile, electronically controlled airspring suspension,and one of Land Rover's newest technologies, Dynamic Response. Standard on the supercharged model, this computer-controlled active anti-roll system senses cornering forces, and acts to optimize body control and handling. This technology is one of the key reasons why Range Rover Sport has the agility and handling of a much smaller, sporty vehicle. It also decouples off-road to allow greater wheel articulation during tough, all-terrain driving.
    Range Rover Sport takes on several traditional Range Rover styling cues, including the floating roof. But it delivers its own interpretation on the theme, resulting in a tapered, flowing exterior design that makes it one of the most aerodynamic SUVs on the market. A comfortable interior with a 'driver-biased' sports cockpit, the Range Rover Sport offers spacious seating for five people and incorporates premium materials throughout.
    The supercharged models are fitted with 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while the HSE models come standard with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
    All Range Rover Sport models come well-equipped with standard features such as DVD-based touch-screen navigation, bi-xenon headlights, sunroof, and a harman/kardon(R) LOGIC7(TM) audio system.
    In addition to the 4.2-liter V8 390bhp engine, the supercharged models include a unique grille, seating surfaces, power vents, chrome exhaust extension, Dynamic Response, Brembo front brakes, adaptive front lighting, the cold climate package, the above-mentioned 20-inch wheels and black-on-silver badging.
    Sales for Range Rover Sport will commence this summer.

    ** Prices include destination and delivery charges.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Wow! That supercharged model is going for original Range Rover prices! I guess this means the original RR will move ever closer to the 100K mark, especially for its supercharged version.

    M
  • hsquaredhsquared Posts: 2
    The performance numbers listed for the supercharged RR Sport are disappointing to say
    the least. It's slower than the X5 4.4i and the Cayenne S. Hell, it's slower than the supercharged RR. Hopefully Land Rover is being
    conservative with the numbers they released.
  • eelpouteelpout Posts: 32
    did anyone else notice that the cargo space for the Sport, 71 cubic feet, is larger than the big RR's at 62? Not surprising I guess since the Sport is on the larger LR3 chassis.
  • I just order my Range Rover Sport HSE, with the Luxury package. I looked at many luxury SUV's and the Range Rover is a stand out in its class. I'm not so shallow that I judge my SUV preference by horse power and quarter mile times. I have the means to buy whatever I find that meets my rigid standards for ride, driver comfort, amenities, style, fit and finish, durability, reliability, maintainability, technology integration, and attitude. The Range Rover Sport has risen the bar in this competitive class of luxury SUV's.
  • hsquaredhsquared Posts: 2
    To feel the need to let everyone know that you're
    not so shallow as to judge an SUV by horse power
    and quarter mile times, seems pretty shallow.

    The tiny bit of marketing that Land Rover has
    done for the Range Rover Sport suggests that it's
    meant to be an X5 killer(my words). The
    performance numbers that they've released tell a
    different story. That doesn't mean it's not a
    worthwhile purchase. So, if you have the means,
    then by all means, get one.
  • bgreigbgreig Posts: 17
    Just saw one Friday; it was a company test car driven by the company rep visiting the dealer. Second seats do fold: bottom tilts forward and the back folds down.

    They have my order!
  • bgreigbgreig Posts: 17
    I believe center lock is standard, and rear lock is a $400 option.
  • bgreigbgreig Posts: 17
    Full rear hatch opens up, and a section including the window opens up separately.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The 2006 Range Rover Sport will use the new LR3's chassis

    The LR3 has an...

    (from edmunds.com)

    "Integrated body frame is just a fancy way of saying that the LR3's traditional ladder frame is aided in crash-worthiness by a body that has almost unibodylike strength. In most typical body-on-frame designs, the frame provides all the strength while the bolted-on body simply holds the passengers. The LR3's body, though, has extra strong sills that literally envelope its frame. So closely does it wrap around, in fact, that in the case of an accident, the body is forced into the frame rails greatly adding to its strength. Land Rover says that this significantly increases resistance during offset crashes, the common bugaboo of body-on-frame designs."

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    The 300 hp 4.4 V-8 used in the LR3 is based on Jaguar's 4.2 V-8 but modified for off-road duty. Jaguar's V-8 is not a Ford V-8. Jaguar's 4.2 liter V-8 does not have the potential timing chain tensioner or nikasil problems of the 4.0 liter V-8 from the 1997-2000 XK8.

    Check this link:

    http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/v8_performance.html
  • bgreigbgreig Posts: 17
    Are the tires and wheels (20") planned for the Supercharged Sport suitable for off road use? The low profile tires on my Mercedes S500 seem to work wonderfully on the road, though they wear out in 20k miles or less. And the tread design is anything but even "mud and snow." Will that be the case for the tires on the Supercharged Sport? Are these same profile tires offered on any Land Rover vehicle, and if so what is the experience with them off road?

    Would a Supercharged Sport used for off road be better equipped with the standard tires and wheels of the regular Sport model?
  • madlawmadlaw Posts: 7
    Saw the Sport at the NYC show this past weekend. Was very impressed inside and out. HOWEVER, just saw the performance(or lack thereof) numbers and if correct this vehicle is a terrible joke. SUVs costing 1/2 as much as the 70k supercharged sport are as fast if not faster. If correct, the Sport is not a serious threat to anything except a select few pocketbooks.
  • simbahsimbah Posts: 9
    ..I also checked out the RR Sport at the NY auto show this past weekend, and was surprisingly underwelmed by the vehicle. I thought I would like it more up close and personal. I thought it was a slam dunk as my next vehicle, now there is definetly doubt on my part (or ho-hum) regarding interior styling/layout/cargo particularly ..and the performance numbers as stated don't astound.
    One positive is that it did re-affirm my lust for the current RR exterior styling.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Get a new Dodge Magnum SRT8 if you want speed and cargo room.
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