The All-New Range Rover Sport’s streamlined exterior conceals a surprise in the form of a more spacious and versatile interior, exploiting the longer wheelbase and skilful packing of the new model, with occasional seating for up to seven.
This additional capability makes the vehicle even more ready to take on whatever task is required of it, from towing a horse box to transporting the family on vacation. With a wider range of lifestyle accessories also available from Land Rover dealers, customers have everything they need to get the most from their Range Rover Sport.
Stuart Frith, Range Rover Sport Chief Programme Engineer, said: “The added space and seating flexibility makes this a car you can buy with your head, as well as with your heart. We have added a new level of versatility, without any compromise to the Range Rover Sport’s incredible breadth of performance.
“Internally we’ve nicknamed the third-row seats as ‘secret’ seating, because you would never guess that such a sleek car could house 5+2 seating. However, clever packaging means that the vehicle is as versatile as it is good looking.”
More spacious interior with versatility of occasional 5+2 seating
The All-New Range Rover Sport’s significantly more spacious interior raises the vehicle’s comfort and versatility to a new level.
Meticulous development work on the vehicle package ensured that the overall roominess – particularly in the rear compartment – was significantly increased, and supported the option of occasional 5+2 seating. Extensive optimisation using the 3D CAVE virtual simulator verified that the space, practicality and visibility provided by the interior delivered the best possible experience for all occupants.
Interior packaging was optimised around a 178mm longer wheelbase, enabling a more spacious rear cabin with 24mm more knee room, while occupants also benefit from a wider cabin with increased shoulder and elbow room.
A slightly lower rear seating position along with a larger rear door aperture, have also significantly improved the ease of access.
Rear seat comfort has also been enhanced by the availability of rear seats with adjustable recline and heated and cooled facility, together with vastly improved second-row climate control performance as part of the optional 4-zone system, which has an additional climate control unit in the rear compartment.
For additional seating versatility, neatly integrated third row seats can be specified which provide occasional 5+2 seating. These seats split 50/50 and are designed to be suitable for children and teenagers, or adults on short journeys. The second row seats tip and slide forward to provide access to the third row using a convenient lever on the backrest with one-hand operation. The second row seats also have 100mm fore/aft movement to allow customers a flexible choice of space in the rear seat rows and in the luggage compartment.
The third row seats have power operation as standard, and can be raised/lowered electrically using controls mounted on either side of the cabin and within the boot. When folded, the third row seats leave a flat floor in the luggage compartment, with no loss of boot capacity compared to the 5-seat model.
Enhanced luggage and stowage space
The luggage compartment is accessed via a power operated single tailgate, and offers 9 percent more boot space compared to the outgoing model, even in vehicles equipped with third row seating.
Interior stowage space has been increased on all models, with a larger glove box, more generous door bins, twin 44oz cup holders in the centre console, very large central armrest stowage, plus improved cup holders in rear armrests.
Towing capability and lifestyle accessories extend versatility
The All-New Range Rover Sport further improves the model’s position as the best towing vehicle in its class with a 3,500kg trailer capability, and the availability of a new electrically deployable towbar – just one of a huge range of dealer-fit lifestyle accessories which enable customers to extend the versatility of their vehicle.
Key additional features to enhance the towing experience include the Surround Camera system with Tow Assist for easier hitching and reversing, and the Trailer Stability Assist system.
Other features available for the first time on Range Rover Sport include electrically deployable side steps, and a comprehensive choice of exclusive wheel designs and finishes in sizes now extending from 19- to 22-inches.
The full range of lifestyle accessories provides a wide selection of functional items including: roof rails and cross bars complemented by an extensive roof carrying range, new tow-mounted bike carriers for up to 4 bikes, exterior features including side protection tubes, side steps and stainless steel undershields, interior load carrying aids including loadspace liners, luggage guards and a rail system, and a new lockable security box.
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