On 10th May 2022 the team at Land Rover revealed the new 2022 Range Rover Sport. During the launch, when defining the new model, the team stated it offered ‘Powerful electrifying performance, engineered to meet every challenge. The Plug-in Hybrid offers optimised efficiency and extended range all-electric (EV) driving.’ They also announced that a fully electric Range Rover Sport will join the family in 2024!
Alike previous launches, the new Range Rover Sport took on a unique challenge – this time in Iceland with an epic spillway climb. Highlighting the adventurous side we’ve come to expect of Range Rover, the luxury performance SUV tackled the Karahnjukar Dam, after conquering Icelandic volcanic landscape, rock climbs and flooded tunnels. The challenge concluded with James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins ascending the 193m dam spillway against a torrent of water flowing at 750 tonnes per minute.
The stunning challenge again showed Range Rovers commitment to performance, alongside the luxury we all now expect from the brand.
What are the details?
Defined as ‘smooth and powerful’, six-cylinder 48V mild-hybrid Ingenium petrol and diesel engines are included, plus a new V8 Twin Turbo 530PS V8, delivering customary Range Rover Sport performance
In a Range Rover First, dynamic Air Suspension with switchable volume air springs, and twin-valve active dampers provide new levels of agility, control and composure
A Stormer Handling Pack combines All-Wheel Steering, Dynamic Response Pro, Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking and Configurable Programmes
Within the cabin, a 13.1-inch floating Pivi Pro haptic touchscreen is complemented by 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display, and Amazon Alexa voice Al3 for an intuitive digital experience
Following in the footsteps of the larger Range Rover model which was announced earlier this year, the Range Rover Sport also has options for the p440e and p510e giving it a real world electric only range of 70 miles. Range Rover anticipate this means that around 80% of journeys can be completed using electric power, and with the capacity to charge at 50kW you can re-charge your battery from empty to full within 20 minutes, maximising the electric range even on longer journeys.