Dubai, June 4, 2013: Al Tayer Motors, UAE’s dealerships for Land Rover vehicles, has unveiled the All-New Range Rover Sport
The event, held at the The Meydan Hotel, included VIPs and dignitaries, customers and members of the media, who were treated to an exclusive unveiling of the All-New Range Rover Sport.
Speaking about the launch, Robin Colgan, Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover MENA said: “The All-New Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered without compromise, making it the ultimate premium sports SUV. This is a vehicle that has garnered a huge amount of attention from customers across the globe since the unveiling at the New York Motor Show just a few short months ago, and I’ve no doubt there is just as much anticipation amongst customers here in the UAE.”
The booking for the vehicle has started and With a starting price of AED 379,000 (USD103,300) in a choice of two equipment levels (HSE and Autobiography) as well as a new ‘Dynamic’ version of the Autobiography.
Exploiting Land Rover’s breakthrough lightweight suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies, the Sport’s all-new, first-in-class aluminium architecture achieves a weight saving of up to 420kg.This transforms the vehicle’s dynamic performance, enabling it to blend agile handling with exceptional comfort, offering a unique mix of sporting luxury and a dynamic, connected driving experience.
The dynamic All-New Range Rover Sport has a bold and progressive exterior design that is assertive, powerful and muscular and positioning the vehicle clearly between the Range Rover and the Evoque through a clear, shared design DNA.
While it was developed alongside the Range Rover and shares some commonality with its sister vehicle, the All-New Range Rover Sport benefits from 75 percent unique parts, a significant number of which directly influence the way the new Sport looks and feels.
To maximise personalisation, customers will be offered a choice of wheel designs ranging through 20, 21 and 22-inches in diameter including the iconic ‘Viper’s Nest’ wheel design, now available for the first time across all Range Rover models.
Customers in the UAE will have a choice of two supercharged petrol engines the 5.0-litre 510PS V8 and the new 3.0-litre 340PS V6.
Across the range, acceleration times for the 0-100kmph dash start from sub-5.0 seconds, while fuel consumption is cut by up to 24 percent – depending on model – and CO2 emissions start as low as 194g/km. All engines in the All-New Range Rover Sport are paired with the advanced electronically controlled ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Enhanced chassis technologies for the new Sport include Adaptive Dynamics featuring continuously variable dampers (CVD), and on more powerful models, a dedicated Dynamic mode in the Terrain Response 2 system for enthusiastic on-road driving. This system is combined with twin-channel Dynamic Response active lean control, a Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential, and Torque Vectoring by Braking, which transfers torque to the outside wheels during cornering, reducing understeer
The new model introduces a digital camera system which supports three driver assistance features that help deliver improved driver awareness: Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam Assist.
With its greatly enhanced versatility, the All-New Range Rover Sport is destined to continue the outstanding success of its predecessor, which quickly became one of Land Rover’s most popular models following its introduction in 2005, with sales exceeding 380,000 units to date.
Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centres in the UK and the Middle East, the new model will be produced in a state-of-the-art low-energy manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK.