Third generation Range Rover Sport unveiled

Kimberley Ng
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After nine years, the Range Rover Sport enters its third generation with slick looks and new features in an attempt to take pole position in the large luxury SUV segment


Jaguar-Land Rover has unveiled the third generation of its sporty Range Rover, the aptly named Range Rover Sport.

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The previous Range Rover Sport soldiered on for nine years and has finally been put out to pasture. This new generation car sees a more muscular shape than its refined sibling, the Range Rover. If the OG Range Rover was an old-money Vanderbilt, think of the Range Rover Sport as its crypto finance bro descendant. 

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The familiar strong front and swooping end are of course present, and the Rangie Sport retains its sporty look overall. With creases along the body and three intake grilles that seem designed to eat small animals, the Rangie Sport looks set to be a beast on the roads – one that you probably wouldn’t want to get in the way of.

Pixel LED headlights on the previous Range Rover Sport are now digital, with adaptive front lighting to increase field of vision without blinding other drivers in various driving conditions. 

It’s also taken a leaf out of the new fifth-generation Range Rover by adding flush door handles to help with the aerodynamic performance of the car. 

All-wheel steering is also an option on the new Rangie Sport, giving you up to 7.3 degrees of steering lock at the rear wheels – you’re looking at the agility of a smaller car, like the Volkswagen Touareg we got to drive earlier this year. 

See how the large-and-in-charge Touareg drives on Singapore’s tiny roads

The all-wheel steering ability only comes with the Stormer Handling Pack however. This includes Dynamic Response Pro – an electronic active roll control system that applies a whopping 1400Nm across each axle for stability and precision around corners. And with a car this large it’s a function you’d likely want.

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Creature comforts in our cars are of course mandatory nowadays so like every good fellow, the two front seats come equipped with heating and ventilation options, and a massage function – in case going off-road wasn’t giving you enough of a “massage”. With an increase in wheelbase by 74mm, the Rangie Sport is overall taller and longer, so rear seats see a 31mm increase in legroom.

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In the cockpit, the Rangie Sport has also gone screen-crazy with a larger digital driver’s display at 13.1 inches. The infotainment screen has also grown to 13.7 inches and runs on Pivi Pro – like the newest Jaguar-Land Rover cars. It’s also taken a leaf out of BMW’s iX – because large screens are all the rage now – and is now a curved touchscreen.

The Cabin Air Purification Pro system from the previous generation also receives an update – and a fitting one for the times too, because in addition to filtering out bacteria and allergens, it now apparently filters out Covid as well. That’s right, as crazy as that sounds, it’s able to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus and ‘significantly reduce’ it. 

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The new Rangie Sport now also comes with Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control, where it does exactly as it says on the label. Drivers can select from one of four settings depending on your terrain, and the system will adjust the speed accordingly allowing you to focus on steering. (Although we still highly recommend staying focused in case of any sudden obstacles on dark winding roads like a pontianak gazelle.)

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Apart from that, the new lineup of Range Rover Sport vehicles now come with a slew of driver assist systems as standard, some of which were optional before. You’ll find Traffic Sign Recognition, ClearSight Ground View (that gives you visuals on obstacles that could be under your car), and Wade Sensing (to warn you when the depth gets close to its maximum of 900mm).

The new lineup features mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and petrol engines like before, but it’s the plug-in hybrids that now have an extended range. The P510e plug-in hybrid that runs on 503hp has an estimated electric range of 113km, doing the century dash in 5.4 seconds. 

Its battery also gets an upgrade with a larger capacity of 38.2kWh, whereas the previous generation had a 13kWh battery. The estimated combined petrol-electric range for the P510e is 740km. 

The P440e has the same electric range but just has slightly fewer horses at 434hp, sprinting you from 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds. 

But given that plug-in hybrids see less popularity in Singapore, you can likely expect the P360 and (edit: P360 models will not be available in Singapore) P400 mild hybrid petrol engines on sale here. These come equipped with an in-line 6 cylinder 3-litre engine, with the P400 good for 400 horsepower.  

Based on previous prices and COE inflation, our best guess at prices will be somewhere around S$450,000 for the P400. 

However, if you refuse to engage in clean motoring you’re a diehard petrolhead, the Range Rover Sport will also see a V8 twin turbocharged engine that does 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds. Our best guess at this materialising on the roads? Approximately a year.

Land Rover also aims for a fully electric model in 2024. While we don’t have the details on that for now, rest assured that you’ll be the first to hear when we do. In the meantime, you can likely expect the new Range Rover Sport in Singapore sometime in the last quarter of this year.


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Kimberley Ng

The youngest and shortest of the CarBuyer Singapore bunch, Kimberley is the proud owner of a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1...diecast from Shuco. She runs the CarBuyer Singapore Tik Tok @carbuyersingapore. For unrelated purposes, her favourite song is Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Special talents include impressions of famous rapper Lil' Jon. [email protected]/@kimmyk7

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