November 29, 2004
Land Rover releases photos of 2006 Range Rover Sport
Irvine, California – Land Rover has released the first photographs of the Range Rover Sport. Powered by a supercharged 390 horsepower 4.2-litre V8, the Range Rover Sport has the most horsepower ever offered in a Land Rover.
The Sport model features Land Rover’s new Dynamic Response suspension system and performance-tuned chassis. The system senses cornering forces and acts to optimize body control and handling. It also decouples off-road to allow greater wheel articulation during tough all-terrain driving.
“Range Rover Sport takes us into the growing performance SUV market, but is different from all rivals,” says Matthew Taylor, Managing Director of Land Rover. “We see it as a less frenetic, more refined alternative to existing performance SUVs. It is ideal for fast, comfortable, long-distance driving and practical enough for everyday use. Yet it is also exceptional off-road, offering better all-terrain ability than any competitor. Like all Land Rover products, it offers the broadest range of capability in its class.”
“It is the best ‘driver’s vehicle’ that Land Rover has ever made,” adds Taylor. “There is the traditional Land Rover command driving position, yet the cockpit is more cocooning than the SUV norm.”
The Range Rover Sport will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January, and will be available in North America in summer of 2005.
Pricing and detailed specification will be announced closer to launch date, but is expected to fit between LR3 and Range Rover in the Land Rover product range