Despite an unintentional leak earlier this month (likely during its product video shoot in New York City with 007, but much on that later…), Land Rover unveiled the 2014 Range Rover Sport without a hitch just moments ago. To be along side other future offerings from Jaguar and Land Rover at this weekend’s New York International Auto Show, the 2014 Range Rover Sport is all-new, inside and out. Unlike its predecessor, which was a smaller version of the Range Rover, designers created its own distinctive DNA for the 2014 model. And while it looks like the Evoque from the front and back, the new silhouette boasts a drag coefficient of only 0.34, or 8% more aerodynamic efficient than the previous model. It is also 800 lbs lighter, thanks to an all-new aluminum frame, which all translates to improved fuel economy and greater performance.
Modern convenience with luxurious touch would be the best way to describe the new Range Rover Sport’s interior, with soft leather touch wrapped around real metallic finishes. Plenty of amenities to maximize the ride comfort, yet all streamlined with overwhelming the driver and his/her passengers, Land Rover also offers a wide-range of options for you customize yours with, including 11 different interior color themes, 4 aluminum finishes, 3 real wood veneers, and etc… But one welcoming addition for any soccer mom is the new 5+2 third row seat for those occasional carpools.
Like much of the vehicle, that is an option of powertrains to select from during your purchase process. Land Rover will be offering two supercharged gasoline engines, one a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 510 horsepower, or the new 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of 340 horsepower. To optimize fuel efficiency, you can also chose two diesel powertrains, a 3.0-liter TDV6 with 258 horsepower and a SDV6 version at 292 horsepower. In addition, there are plans for two more options, including a hybrid variant.
Prices start at $63,495 USD for the Range Rover Sport SE to $93,295 USD for the Autobiography edition, all set to be in dealerships later this year or you can view them in person starting the weekend at New York International Auto Show.