When Land Rover debuted the second-generation Range Rover Sport in automotive media around the world, it did so with a tour of Wales and the Cotswolds, some off-roading, a sprint through the woods along of a gravel rally stage and – for no better reason than the decommissioned Boeing 747 seated and no better used – a low-speed crawl through an old Jumbo Jet.
We climbed a steep steel ramp and entered the plane’s fuselage, before slowly advancing its entire length and falling nose down onto another steeply inclined ramp.
Launch routes are no longer memorable. It was all for a reason, however, because while the full-size Range Rover L405 arrived a few months earlier would have been unwieldy on those very narrow Welsh B-roads, far too heavy and far too big for the fast run along the rally. track (which had no speed limit) and most likely wouldn’t have incorporated the 747 at all, the smaller, more athletic Range Rover Sport felt right at home throughout. The message was clear: For buyers who neither wanted nor needed something as important as a Range Rover, the alternative could be found on one door.
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It was in 2013 usable in town. What has changed at that point is the money you will pay to put one in your driveway.
When it was new, even the entry-level SE model with the least powerful engine in the range, a 255bhp V6 turbodiesel, cost £ 60,000. Today, Land Rover dealerships are full of used cars that cost half that price. With 50% of their original purchase price already erased from their value, these cars will now only depreciate at a gradual rate. Spend closer to £ 40,000 and you’ll get a 334bhp V8 diesel model in a plush HSE Autobiography Dynamic trim, a car that reportedly cost over £ 80,000 at launch.
The L494 Range Rover Sport was a huge improvement over the original model with better handling and handling, a much superior automatic gearbox, a more modern interior and fresher styling. While the first Range Rover Sport shared its foundations with the Land Rover Discovery and therefore was only a Range Rover in name, the second-generation Sport actually uses the same platform as the top-of-the-line Rangie. Mainly made of aluminum, this means that the new model weighs almost 200 kg less than the old one.
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This notice was published: 2021-09-07 09:21:02