Leasing a Land Rover Range Rover Sport
THE BEST PERFORMANCE FOR THE MUD & BEYOND
ON OR OFF ROAD, PREMIUM QUALITY & PERFORMANCE IS ASSURED
Being recently updated in 2018, the Range Rover Sport provides a smaller Range Rover with the option of seven seats like a Discovery. It has a more dynamic approach than the fully-grown Range Rover but still retains it’s vertical ‘real estate’ for that lofty driving feel.
It uses the same aluminium bits as its bigger brother so saves a massive 400kgs over its predecessor and has a wading depth of 850mm, almost as much as the brand new and off-road focussed Defender.
This new model is very happy sweeping along a nice A-Road or ploughing through a motorway in a Grand Tourer like fashion. It must be said that it can do all this and beat its closest rivals should you need to venture off road too.
ENGINES & PERFORMANCE
As you would expect, you have a lot of choice when it comes to powering your Range Rover Sport. Two diesel units kick things off, the first being the 3 litre V6 with 306bhp and (more importantly) 516lbs ft of torque, it can hit 62mph in only 6.8 seconds while returning around 30mpg on the medium wltp cycle. The V8 diesel (only available with the Autobiography Dynamic model) takes power to 339bhp and the torque figure to 546lbs ft.
The petrol selection offers even more choice. With 5 different units available across the range. Staring with the 4-cylinder P300. As its name suggests it packs 300bhp in and will see 62mph in seven seconds dead. Then you have the P400e which is the same 4-cylinder unit but paired with the lithium-ion power train, making for a plug-in hybrid. Power goes to 400bhp, so that 62mph time comes down to 6.2 seconds. With a theoretical fully electric range of 30 miles, however you’ll want to keep that battery charged up to maximise the benefit of having that battery pack.
Switching back to purely petrol power we have another P400, but without the batteries this time. A 3 litre V6 unit with 400bhp. Sixty comes quicker still (as we lose the weight of the battery) at 5.5 seconds.
Finally, we have the two SVR tuned units for the ultimate power in your sporty SUV. Both are 5 litre V8 lumps that have been supercharged just to ensure power and smoothness. They come with either 525bhp or 575bhp and can do 62mph in 5 or 4.3 seconds respectively.
EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING
Have your pen ready (and the cheque book) for the spec. sheet for the new Range Rover Sport. Laser beam headlights - check, 22-way electrically adjustable seats with massaging function – check, 1700 watt 23 speaker (yes, really) signature sound system and Special Vehicle Order (SVO) special effect gloss finish paint check, check, check….
Ok, so that little lot will set you back the price of a decent sized hatchback, but even on the standard model the HSE will come with matrix all LED headlights, perforated Windsor leather upholstery 16 way adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, front and rear sensors with reversing camera (useful for a car this size), power-folding mirrors with approach lighting. Not to mention just how lovely a cabin it is to be in, with premium materials everywhere, lots of cubby space and then there is a dash almost void of all buttons – the touch screen rules here.
Although the Range Rover Sport isn’t the biggest Land Rover on offer, it’s still a big SUV and a two-tonne vehicle. All engines provide a nice experience, but the 4 four-cylinder non-hybrid version struggles a little with that tonnage. Pick of the range (when thinking about value) is still the 3 litre V6 diesel with it’s hefty torque figure, it gives a nice blend of performance and economy (it costs a lot to run in any guise). With money no object, you would have your pick of petrol V8’s. The handling is assured, very dynamic off road and smooth on the road. Bigger wheels (i.e. the 22’s) encroach on that smoothness a little with the smaller tyre sidewall.
With such a vast repertoire of talents the Range Rover Sport is a hard vehicle to summarise in a few lines. It goes without saying how capable it is, the theatre that comes every time you sit in it is ensured by the opulent seating and that glorious button free dashboard.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RANGE ROVER SPORT
Why not have a look at the Range Rover Sport on the official Land Rover UK company website. Or if you would like to consider alternatives you could look at these alternatives from FVL:- Audi Q7 BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE Porsche Cayenne Volkswagen Touareg Volvo XC90
Land Rover Range Rover Sport from First Vehicle Leasing
First Vehicle Leasing have been leasing Land Rover products for over twenty years. From the Discovery Sport to the top of the range Range Rover Autobiography our relationships with our Land Rover supply network has went from strength to strength. This coupled with our excellent panel of hand-picked vehicle lenders ensures the best value and service when it comes time to lease your new Range Rover Sport.
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