After months of anticipation, the 2014 Range Rover Sport finally made its debut in NYC, driven into the auditorium by none other than James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.
This 2nd gen Range Rover Sport is going for a lighter, stronger, more agile design by shaving 900 lbs in weight while reinforcing the body with a super stiff aluminum body structure. Two engine options are now avialable, with both the 510-HP 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and also a 340-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Both versions have an 8-speed transmission, a single-speed Torsen differential or an optional two-speed transfer case with low range.
The Terrain Response system returns with a new optional Automatic setting, which will choose the best setting for you based on the type of terrain you are currently traversing. If you don’t want the car making decisions for you, drivers can still manually choose between Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Rock Crawl, and of course your normal day to day setting for trips to the grocery store or packing a bunch of kids into the back.
As far as appearances go, the best way I can describe the 2014 Range Rover Sport is if a Range Rover Evoque and previous Range Rover mated. It’s a gorgeous, luxurious car with more than enough beef to back up its heritage.