2018 RANGE ROVER SPORT

Business Traveller (India) - - INDIA CAR REPORT 2018 -

One can’t help but mar­vel at the new, de­cid­edly sportier al­lure of the Range Rover Sport, Land Rover’s mid-level lux­ury SUV, with its re­designed front and rear bumpers, and even the stun­ning wrap­around LED lights.

Among the many vari­ants is a V6 Su­per­charged Petrol ver­sion, which de­liv­ers a thump­ing 250 kW of power. This one can achieve a max­i­mum speed of 209 kmph, while it can ac­cel­er­ate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.1 sec­onds. Ter­rain Re­sponse al­lows you to man­u­ally se­lect a mode — Com­fort, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand and ECO — for an op­ti­mal driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Ter­rain Re­sponse 2 is an au­to­matic sys­tem, which de­tects the most ap­pro­pri­ate ter­rain set­ting and de­liv­ers the best per­for­mance. The in­te­ri­ors are lux­u­ri­ous and plush, with, at the cen­tre, the in­no­va­tive Touch Pro Duo tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing two 10-inch touch­screens. The first one is largely for en­ter­tain­ment and phone con­nec­tiv­ity, while the sec­ond screen is largely for drive modes and tem­per­a­ture con­trol. The steer­ing wheel also fea­tures a few switch func­tions, which are touch-sen­si­tive. The ve­hi­cle also boasts a four-zone Cli­mate Con­trol sys­tem as well as a Cabin Air Ion­i­sa­tion tech­nol­ogy, among many other cabin en­hance­ment fea­tures. The SUV is, as you would ex­pect, packed with safety and se­cu­rity fea­tures in­clud­ing a col­li­sion warn­ing sys­tem, lane-keep­ing as­sist and adap­tive cruise con­trol. Other perks in­clude the Head-Up Dis­play, where vi­tal data — speed, gear and di­rec­tion — are pro­jected on the wind­screen, while you drive. The driver also ben­e­fits from a high-res­o­lu­tion 12.3-inch Driver Dis­play, with graph­ics et al. Another fea­ture that we ab­so­lutely love is the Au­to­matic Ac­cess Height, where the ve­hi­cle can be low­ered to as much as 50mm, to al­low you to get in and out with greater ease. Another stan­dard fea­ture is the Hill De­scent Con­trol, patented by Land Rover, which ap­plies the brakes sep­a­rately to each wheel, thereby ren­der­ing dif­fi­cult slopes eas­ier to tackle. lan­drover.in

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