The new Range Rover Sport combines an engaging driving experience with peerless refinement. Scheduled to make its South African debut imminently, the new luxury SUV employs a suite of new technologies to make for the most desirable, advanced, and dynamically capable Range Rover Sport yet.
The Range Rover Command Driving Position with a cockpit-style seating position ensures complete driver confidence through a 20mm drop in driving position, a higher, angled centre console, a faster rake to the windscreen, and a sloping roofline. New front window panels and slim pillars provide improved visibility out the front and side. A smaller diameter steering wheel gives a more sporting feel.
The 22-way adjustable, heated, and ventilated electric memory front seats include a massage function and winged headrests. The rear cabin includes heated and ventilated seats with power recline and winged headrests. The seat base angle provides enhanced support and improved comfort.
Pure cabin air
The Cabin Air Purification Pro with PM2.5 Filtration and nanoeTM X technology ensures the healthiest and purest quality cabin air, enhancing the wellbeing of occupants and the driving experience.
The advanced technology condenses moisture from cabin air, breaking it into electrically charged particles. This creates a high voltage that produces Hydroxyl (OH) radicals in nano-sized water molecules, which react with contaminants in the air. Independent tests indicate that with over 30 minutes of usage, the system is 97 percent effective in eliminating viruses, bacteria and pollutants, and more than 99 percent effective in eliminating Covid-19.
Active Noise Cancellation
Active Noise Cancellation is an integral feature of the flagship Meridian Signature Sound System that filters out unwanted road and tyre noise. The system uses individual single-axis accelerometers to measure structure-born noise, with microphones that measure airborne noise located in each wheel arch. A canceling signal is played through the system’s cabin speakers, actively removing road noise frequencies of up to 1kHz before they reach cabin occupants. This makes the new Range Rover Sport three decibels quieter inside than its predecessor.
Selecting Dynamic mode via a central Audio Domain Controller allows more of the sound from the powertrains to reach the cabin. This brings a new level of duality to the driving experience, providing quiet in Comfort mode and a more thrilling and rewarding drive when Dynamic mode is activated.
Customers can choose from a range of Meridian sound systems, led by the new Meridian Signature Sound System. Its high-fidelity audio playback uses up to 29 speakers, including a subwoofer, with 1,430W of amplifier power capable of creating personal sound environments for each of the four main occupants. This is delivered through speakers positioned to the front, side, above, and behind each occupant, plus a 20W digital amplifier in each outer headrest.
10 separate Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) ensure five times the processing power of the previous generation sound system. New speaker enclosures provide a premium appearance and form an integral part of the door using the same specially developed acoustic textile, while also enhancing sound transmission, allowing consistent, controlled, and distortion-free audio playback.
A host of convenience features are enabled by the new Range Rover Sport’s reductive design. Flush Deployable Door Handles glide out automatically when the vehicle is unlocked. With Proximity Sensing, Approach Unlock detects the key and unlocks and presents the door handles for quick and easy access, while Walkaway Locking automatically locks the vehicle when the smart key departs the detection zone. Elegant Arrival automatically lowers the body height using the air suspension to make getting in and out effortless.
Remote Park Heat with Cabin Pre-Conditioning enables customers to set the perfect cabin temperature before getting in. When they do, customers will be greeted by a warm white glow from the Premium Cabin Lighting. This is one of 30 colours available to choose from for the illumination of the doors, console, and instrument panel. Once the engine is started, the warm white transitions to the pre-set colour theme.
The cabin is more spacious than ever. Comfort is delivered in the second row with a stadium rise of 11mm over the front seats, a heel drop 9mm lower than the previous Range Rover Sport, and improved legroom (+31mm) and knee room (+17mm).
The luggage space is now a more usable shape with a load area of 835 litres with the rear seats in place. Lowering the rear seats expands the space to 1,860 litres.
There are more usable and accessible spaces for item stowage, including a deep stowage area beneath the main console, an open, under-console area, and redesigned door pockets. The central cubby beneath the armrest is large enough to hold several items or be used as a Front Centre Console Refrigerator Compartment, capable of chilling four 500ml drinks bottles to 5○C.