NEW FOR 2010:
– New 5.0-litre V8 engines with revised transmissions
– Supercharged model adds Adaptive Dynamics
– Improved Terrain Response program, revised front suspension, improved braking system, and new roll stability control program
– New LED headlamps, grille, bumpers, fenders and taillights
– New seats with available electric side bolsters, improved centre stack design, ambient lighting, TFT driver information screen, and iPod interface
– Available surround camera system
For 2010, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport undergoes numerous changes, starting with its engines. The previous 4.4-litre V8 and supercharged 4.2-litre V8 are replaced with naturally-aspirated and supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engines, developed in conjunction with Jaguar, that are also all-new in the Range Rover.
The Terrain Response program now includes a Dynamic Program for sportier on-road driving and sand launch for soft surfaces; the front suspension is improved with stiffer bushings for improved steering response. Outside, the Range Rover Sport receives new LED headlamps and taillights, a three-bar grille, and new fenders and bumpers. Inside, there are new seats, more soft-touch materials, a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) driver information screen, iPod interface, and new centre stack design with 50 per cent fewer switches. The new available surround camera system uses five cameras around the vehicle.
The Range Rover Sport comes as the HSE, with 5.0-litre V8, and the Supercharged, with supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission, and come with permanent four-wheel drive, including electronic air suspension, roll stability control, hill start assist and hill descent control. A driver-selectable Terrain Response includes settings for general driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.
Features on the HSE include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear park distance control, rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, map lights, one-touch windows, acoustic windshield and front door glass, automatic bi-xenon headlamps with washers, front and rear fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, puddle lamps, rear spoiler, dark-finish grille and side vents, illuminated vanity mirrors, footwell lighting, pushbutton start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior mood lighting, eight-way power leather seats, 65/35 split-folding rear seat, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, wood veneer trim, trailer stability assist, Harman Kardon CD/MP3 stereo, USB port, auxiliary input, iPod interface, five-inch TFT driver information centre, and navigation system with off-road mapping.
The HSE Lux adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, automatic high beam assist, premium leather seats with power-adjustable driver’s side bolsters, and centre console cooler box. Alcantara seat inserts can be added as a no-charge option.
The Supercharged builds on the HSE Lux and adds steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, exhaust extensions, Adaptive Dynamics, unique leather seating surfaces with contrast stitching, bright-finish grille and side vents, and Sirius satellite radio receiver.
The Supercharged Autobiography, available in limited numbers, comes in Santorini Black or Alaska White. It includes Autobiography-specific 20-inch ten-spoke diamond-turned wheels, unique body kit, unique front and side grille mesh, surround camera system, tailgate badge, unique extended two-tone leather interior with contrasting stitching, Grand Black Lacquer wood inserts with badge, and rear seat entertainment system.