TECHNICAL PRESS KIT: 2021 RANGE ROVER SPORT
- New SVR Carbon Edition provides a more aggressive take on the 575hp high performance flagship with extensive carbon fiber detailing
- HSE Silver Edition features a suite of sophisticated Shadow Atlas exterior trim finishes and elevated standard equipment
- SV Premium Palette paint color range refreshed with eight new colors, along with two new colors introduced to core Metallic Palette
- Premium Black Pack offers expanded personalization for HSE Dynamic models
- Enhanced Cabin Air Ionization with PM2.5 from Nanoe™ filters particulates less than 2.5 micrometers
(MAHWAH, N.J.) – July 14, 2020 – The Range Rover Sport – Land Rover’s most dynamic model ever – has gained two new special edition models, a suite of new personalization options and improved Cabin Air Ionization technology for 2021 model year to enhance the appeal of the luxury performance SUV.
U.S. MODELS AND MSRP1
|Range Rover Sport SE||Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged Ingenium I6 Gas |
(355hp / 365 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition||Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged Ingenium I6 Gas |
(355hp / 365 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition||3.0L Turbocharged V6 Diesel |
(254hp / 443 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport P400e HSE Silver Edition||Plug-in Hybrid 2.0L Turbocharged Ingenium I4 Gas |
(398hp / 472 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport HST||Mild Hybrid 3.0L Turbocharged Ingenium I6 Gas |
(395hp / 406 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic||5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas |
(518hp / 461 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport P400e Autobiography||Plug-in Hybrid 2.0L Turbocharged Ingenium I4 Gas |
(398hp / 472 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport P525 Autobiography||5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas |
(518hp / 461 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport SVR||5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas |
(575hp / 516 lb ft)
|Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition||5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas |
(575hp / 516 lb ft)
“The Range Rover Sport is a unique statement of performance with an assertive and powerful design,” said Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer. “Its refined appearance speaks to the modernity of the Range Rover family, while a series of unique aesthetic touches mark out its sporting nature. This is an SUV that demands your attention.”
For 2021 model year, a duo of high specification special edition models distinguishes the Range Rover Sport – the HSE Silver Edition and SVR Carbon Edition. Customers benefit from even greater choice with this combination of desirable new exterior and interior finishes.
The exterior design underlines its dynamic character with trademark Range Rover Sport proportions and purposeful details. The lights and slimline grille blend seamlessly into a clean, single surface, while the front bumper design creates a planted, ground-hugging aesthetic that is designed optimizes airflow for enhanced cooling. Assertive fender vents catch the eye.
The distinctive slotted spoiler profile at the rear complements the vehicle’s clean, reductive design, while significantly reducing the accumulation of dirt on the rear windscreen.
A suite of alloy wheel options underpin Range Rover Sport’s characterful and powerful stance. The 19, 20, 21 and 22-inch designs are available with Silver, Dark Grey, Gloss Black, Diamond Turned or Satin Polish finish.
The SV Premium Palette paint color range, which makes lustrous colors and Satin finishes available to all Range Rover Sport customers, has been refreshed for 2021 with eight new colors: Tourmaline Brown, Amethyst Grey-Purple, Petrolix Blue, Sunset Gold, Constellation Blue, Icy White, Ionian Silver, and Sanguinello Orange.
HSE Silver Edition
The new HSE Silver Edition features a Shadow Atlas finish on the front grille surround, hood vent inserts, door handles, and Range Rover lettering on the hood and tailgate. Distinctive 21-inch five split-spoke Gloss Black alloy wheels feature a contrast Diamond Turned finish.
The HSE Silver comes with a full selection of exterior color options, including Fuji White, Santorini Black, Firenze Red, Eiger Grey, Lantau Bronze, Hakuba Silver and Carpathian Grey. Inside, customers can choose from several luxurious and sporting color options with Grand Black veneer.
SVR Carbon Edition
For high-performance customers, the SVR Carbon Edition provides a more aggressive take on the flagship of the Range Rover Sport family with extensive carbon fiber detailing. New for 2021, theSVRCarbon Edition features an exposed carbon fiber hood center section, front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and vent surrounds, as well as a range of other carbon fiber exterior design details, carbon fiber interior trim finishers, a carbon fiber engine cover and 22-inch Gloss Black forged alloy wheels.
Premium Black Pack
For 2021, the Range Rover Sport P525 HSE Dynamic introduces expanded personalization options with the new Premium Black Pack. Exclusive to V8 P525 HSE Dynamic models, it features Gloss Black detailing to the hood and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and surround, fender and hood vent surrounds and mirror caps, Black contrast roof, complimented by a choice of Gloss Black 21 or 22-inch wheels to give the Range Rover Sport extra road presence. Inside, the Premium Black Pack features an Ebony interior with Ebony headliner and Grand Black veneer.
The refined design and purposeful character of the Range Rover Sport continues inside, with clean lines, a confidence-inspiring driving position and intuitive control, complete with an advanced Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.
SE models feature standard grained leather upholstery with 14-way adjustable front seats, while HSE Silver Edition, HST, HSE Dynamic models are fitted with Windsor leather 16-way adjustable front seats. Luxurious Semi-Aniline leather 22-way adjustable front seats provide enhanced refinement in Autobiography models.
“This emotional engaging interior is accentuated by clean uncluttered lines giving the feeling of inner strength,” said Chief Creative Officer, Professor Gerry McGovern. “The sports command driving position allows the driver to enjoy the vehicle’s agility, whilst the seamlessly integrated Touch Pro Duo infotainment system reduces the visual clutter making it an intuitive and user-friendly environment.”
Configurable Ambient Lighting, offered standard on HSE Silver Edition, Autobiography, SVR and SVR Carbon Edition models, highlights key elements of the cabin with as many as 10 color options available. The atmospheric setup bathes the footwells, sections of the doors and other parts of the interior in light, creating an even more relaxing cabin.
Passengers also benefit from a series of flexible storage solutions, typified by cup holders that stow away to reveal a deep 0.85 gallon (3.2 liter) storage area in the center console with dedicated USB charging ports.
In addition, the 2.1 gallon (7.8 liter) console storage has a double-level hinged tray when open. Customers can specify a cooler compartment at no cost on HST and above models, or an optional refrigerator in the front center console capable of holding up to four 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottles and chilling to 41°F (5°C).
The available Cabin Air Ionization system, by Nanoe™, is designed improve air quality inside the vehicle. The system uses nano-sized charged water particles that decompose harmful substances to help cleanse the air. Enhanced for 2021, Cabin Air Ionization with PM2.5 is able to remove small particulates less than 2.5 micrometers.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport delivers an engaging drive across a variety of terrains and conditions. With an advanced suspension system that combines poise and stability with exceptional ride quality, plus an advanced four wheel drive system with available Terrain Response® 2, the Land Rover luxury performance SUV is a confidence-inspiring drive3.
The Range Rover Sport was the first SUV in its class with an all-aluminum body structure. It is 39 percent lighter than a steel equivalent and was subjected to extensive development.
Multi-dimensional optimization tools were used to minimize weight while simultaneously delivering stiffness and refinement. Advanced aerodynamics help the body cut through the air with precision, resulting in a drag coefficient as low as 0.34.
The Range Rover Sport features available Land Rover Terrain Response® 2 technology, which is tuned to intelligently distribute torque to all four wheels to suit the conditions3.
Comfort mode calibrates settings to optimize ride comfort, while the Dynamic setting delivers a more responsive driving experience. The Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, Rock Crawl and Eco settings fine-tune the steering, throttle, suspension and gearbox to suit each surface while Auto mode is designed to select the most appropriate setting automatically3.
Eco mode provides drivers with instantaneous feedback and guidance on driving more efficiently. It softens the throttle pedal response, modifies the transmission’s shift pattern and switches off heating for the door mirrors, steering wheel and seats3.
The Range Rover Sport benefits from Low Traction Launch, which helps exploit all available traction when pulling away on low traction surfaces, and available All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), which is designed to maintain a low crawl speed to help the vehicle negotiate rough terrain3. Hill Descent Control3 is equipped standard, while a ground clearance of up to 10.9-inches (278mm) and a maximum wading depth of 33.5-inches (850mm) further elevate the vehicle’s capability.
Alongside the suite of electronic all-terrain technologies, the SUV’s four-wheel-drive capability is managed by a transfer case design. This has a smart actuator in place of a separate motor and ECU, resulting in a 3.3 lb (1.5kg) weight reduction. It is controlled through a multi-plate clutch. Together with the bevel gear center differential it provides a 50:50 torque split3.
The clutch uses wheel slip information from a range of sensors to distribute torque evenly between all four wheels, while a ‘shift on the move’ system allows drivers to switch between high and low gears at up to 37mph (60km/h)4. An available Active Rear Locking Differential can also be optimized for cornering stability and traction3.
A lighter single-speed transfer box and Torsen differential setup is also available on select models, providing a 42:58 torque split and on-road performance and agility3.
Chassis and Suspension
The fully independent suspension features a wide-spaced double wishbone setup at the front and an advanced integral link layout at the rear.
All Range Rover Sport models come with intelligent four-corner air suspension. When cruising at 65mph (105km/h)4 and above, the vehicle automatically lowers by 0.6-inch (15mm) to help reduce drag. Access Height lowers the vehicle by up to 2-inches (50mm) to aid loading and customers can lock the suspension at this level, at speeds below 25mph (40km/h)4, for driving in locations with restricted height, such as multi-story parking lots3.
The SUV’s ride height can also be increased with two height options. Off-Road Ride Height 13 lifts the vehicle by as much as 1.4-inches (35mm) at speeds of up to 50mph (80km/h)4, while Off-Road Ride Height 23 raises the body by 2.6-inches (65mm) at speeds of up to 31mph (50km/h)4.
For towing and loading, owners can control the height of the vehicle’s rear, which can be lowered by as much as 2-inches (50mm) for improved loading, or raised by 3.1-inches (80mm) to assist in the hitching of trailers when stationary, using controls at the side of the rear loadspace.
Advanced Tow Assist
The Range Rover Sport also benefits from available Advanced Tow Assist, which is designed to allow drivers to use the central touchscreen and rotary Terrain Response® 2 selector to steer the vehicle when reversing. The path of the trailer is projected on the central touchscreen from the reversing camera. Rotating the controller intuitively steers the trailer in the direction indicated by the guidelines on the screen3.
The Range Rover Sport features the Touch Pro Duo infotainment, voice recognition and extensive connectivity options, including Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and an embedded Spotify app for access to millions of songs and podcasts2.
A full suite of safety and driver assistance technologies is available, including a choice of Driver Assist and Drive Pro packs, plus Park and Park Pro packs. A configurable Interactive Driver Display and Head Up Display consolidate the range of technology features in the Range Rover Sport3.
Two high-definition 10-inch Touch Pro Duo touchscreens form the centerpiece of the minimalist cabin. The intuitive infotainment system combines finely engineered physical controls and a beautiful digital interface to deliver a truly connected driving experience2.
The twin touchscreens provide clarity and ease of use, with familiar tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom control gestures on the upper screen. Customers can create shortcuts to preferred features on the customizable home screen2.
Touch Pro Duo can dual-task, keeping maps on the upper touchscreen while providing easy access to further features on the lower display. By dividing information and controls logically between the two, the Range Rover Sport achieves an intuitive user experience where vital information remains in the driver’s view2.
The upper screen can be angled to help counter glare and improve visibility. The fixed lower display manages more functional tasks such as climate control and seat and vehicle settings – including Terrain Response® and Terrain Response 2® functions2.
Two rotary Dynamic Dials within the lower screen are key to its design, controlling the cabin temperature, fan speed, seat climate and massage functions2.
“With so much innovative technology integrated throughout the cabin, the Range Rover Sport is a haven for both passengers and driver,” said Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover. “Whether you’re behind the wheel using the advanced driver information screens or in the back charging your phone or logged onto the 4G Wi-Fi, this is a vehicle that really connects with its occupants.”
The 12-inch Interactive Driver Display includes dual dial, single dial and extended mode views. Other frequently used features – including phone, navigation and media – can be managed here to fully personalize the display in front of the driver2.
In addition, the Head-Up Display puts vital information within the driver’s line of sight using a 10-inch full-color projection. It presents essential information on the windscreen, keeping vehicle speed and navigation directions, adaptive cruise control settings and advanced driver assistance alerts in view3.
The steering wheel features intuitive capacitive switches and dynamic illuminated icons that make operating the SUV’s features simpler. By only allowing the driver to adjust elements specifically related to the infotainment media being used, the switches provide increased functionality while maintaining the minimalist quality of the interior and enhancing the driving experience2.
The switches provide full control of the instrument cluster, with media, phone, cruise control and heated steering wheel settings, plus a dedicated shortcut button to a feature of the driver’s choosing. The capacitive ‘wheel’ also allows users to accurately scroll through menus by finger or thumb2.
A 10-inch rear seat entertainment touchscreen can be specified for passengers in the second row. And with up to 14 connection points throughout the cabin, the Range Rover Sport is perfectly equipped as a mobile workspace and entertainment hub. USB, HDMI and 12V connections are found in the front console storage, while there is a 12V socket in the glove box. For rear passengers, there is 12V charging, as well as available 110V domestic plug socket, USB and HDMI connections.
There is also provision for 4G Wi-Fi connections for up to eight devices, which ensures continuous connectivity on the move for driver and passengers. Integrated Spotify functionality allows users access to more than 50 million tracks and 700,000 podcasts straight through the upper touchscreen without the need for a cable. And with Spotify Connect, playback is automatically resumed in the car if it was previously playing on another device, in the house for example5.
The Touch Pro Duo system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across all Range Rover Sport models2.
All Range Rover Sport audio systems have been designed with meticulous attention to detail and a focus on finding the optimum position for every speaker. Three systems developed with renowned British audio experts Meridian™ are available on the Range Rover Sport. These include the 380W, 825W surround or 1,700W Signature systems, with 13, 19 and 23 speakers respectively – each including a dual-channel subwoofer. The 1,700W Signature system benefits from four speakers in the vehicle headliner to deliver three-dimensional sound quality.
For extra convenience, the innovative Land Rover Activity Key wristband is available, allowing customers to lock and unlock the vehicle without using the standard key fob. Perfect for runners, swimmers or cyclists who don’t want to carry a traditional key while exercising, the durable Activity Key is fully waterproof to depths of 59ft (18m) and is designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -58°F to 257°F (-50°C to +125°C).
Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies
A range of Advanced Driver Assistance technologies are equipped standard across all trims including, Rear View Camera, Lane Keep Assist, Front and Rear Parking Aid, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, and Emergency Braking3,6.
Customers can choose from five driving packs which add further technologies:
- Drive Pack: Blind Spot Monitor with Closing Vehicle Sensing, Driver Condition Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter3(standard on HSE Silver Edition and above trims)
- Drive Pro Pack: Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High Speed Emergency Braking6, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter3
- Park Pack: 360-degree Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor and Clear Exit Monitor3 (standard on HSE Silver Edition and above trims)
- Park Pro Pack: Includes all of the Park Pack features, in addition to Park Assist – a suite of advanced technologies designed to assist with parallel and perpendicular parking3
- Driver Assist Pack: Consolidates all of the features within the Drive Pro and Park Pro packs, with the addition of 360-degree Surround Camera (standard on Autobiography and SVR models) and Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. While the driver is required to keep both hands on the steering wheel, this system is designed to work with the driver to help keep the vehicle centered in the lane by applying moderate steering inputs when traveling up to speeds of 112mph (180km/h)3,4
All 2021 Range Rover Sport models can also be specified with Blind Spot Assist with Close Vehicle Sensing as a standalone option3.
The Range Rover Sport can be specified with four-, six- and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, including mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.
Available with 355hp and 395hp outputs, the mild hybrid 3.0-liter Ingenium inline six-cylinder gasoline powertrain is responsive and refined. Advanced mild hybrid technology, an electric supercharger, twin scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift all contribute to its impressive performance.
A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine is available exclusively in the Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition, delivering 254hp and 443 lb ft of torque.
The 5.0-liter V8 supercharged gasoline engine provides performance with 518hp and 461 lb ft of torque – enough to power HSE Dynamic and P525 Autobiography models from 0-60mph in 5.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds)4. This gives customers the option of a high performance Range Rover Sport in an understated package. The flagship 575hp engine is reserved for the Range Rover Sport SVR and SVR Carbon Edition, which is produced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.
P400e Plug-In Hybrid
Available on HSE Silver Edition and Autobiography models, the P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain combines an advanced 296hp (221kW) turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with an 114hp (105kW) electric motor, for a combined power output of 398hp (297kW). With 472 lb ft of torque, it blends dynamic and sustainable performance with capability, comfort and refinement – the P400e accelerates from 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds)4 and achieves an electronically-limited top speed of 137mph4.
The combination of Ingenium gasoline and electric power can be used in two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) and EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
Parallel Hybrid mode comes with two charge-management features. Predictive Energy Optimization helps to make the most of both power sources and is activated when the driver enters a destination into the navigation system2. By analyzing the traffic, gradient of the route and whether it is urban or rural, the PHEV system is designed to seamlessly combine electric and Ingenium gasoline engine power.
The driver-selectable SAVE mode is accessed through the central touchscreen and maintains battery charge at the point of activation2. At this point, the vehicle will only use the electric motor once it has replenished enough energy via charging or regenerative braking, allowing customers to conserve electric power to be used on a specific part of their journey.
In EV mode, the P400e can be driven with zero tailpipe emissions. This driving mode is selected manually using a button on the console and gives the PHEV model an electric-only top speed of 85mph (137km/h)4.
“Range Rover Sport’s PHEV technology has broadened the appeal of our performance SUV,” said Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director. “Whisper-quiet in EV mode, it brings serenity to the driving experience and the transition to combined power is seamless, delivering an addictive boost at the top end.”
The access point for 7kW on-board recharging socket is hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille, while the 13.1kWh prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear, beneath the cargo floor.
Timed charging is also available via the SUV’s infotainment system, which allows owners to choose the most appropriate time to begin charging – perfect for customers who want to plug in when they return home, but wait to top up the battery until later during off-peak hours.
Owners use the InControl smartphone app to monitor the charge status wherever they are, receiving alerts if there is an error or if the cable has been removed. Alternatively, illuminated bars either side of the charging socket provide a quick and simple visual indication of the charging status.
RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR & SVR CARBON EDITION
Visible carbon fiber elements include the exposed center section of the Carbon Fiber hood with integrated cooling vents, the front bumper insert surrounds, main grille and fender vent surrounds, mirror covers and tailgate finisher. There are extended carbon trim finishers on the SVR-branded steering wheel and a carbon fiber engine cover.
Distinctive 22-inch five split-spoke lightweight alloy wheels finished in Gloss Black complete the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition specification.
Fastest Land Rover Ever Produced
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever produced. Designed, engineered and developed by Special Vehicle Operations, the luxury performance SUV is hand-finished in Coventry, UK.
Under the hood, the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gasoline engine – the most powerful in Land Rover brand history – produces 575hp and generates 516 lb ft of torque. That’s enough to power the Range Rover Sport SVR from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds)4 and to an electronically-limited top speed of 176mph (283km/h)4.
Coupled with bespoke enhancements to the chassis, the SVR delivers more dynamic handling without compromising traditional Range Rover comfort or all-terrain capability. The engineers at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations focused on controlling pitch under heavy acceleration and braking, and the damping hardware is tuned to help optimize turn-in, mid-corner grip and body control3.
Distinctive Powerful Aesthetic
The reprofiled front bumper design lends the SVR an assertive appearance, with vents designed to improve brake cooling. The performance brake pads and discs provide enhanced performance at higher temperatures, ensuring the braking system is more resistant to fade during dynamic driving3.
Body-colored detailing at the rear and an SVR badge in place of the Land Rover oval also help to identify the Range Rover Sport SVR.
Inside, supportive lightweight SVR Performance seats create an athletic silhouette and provide comfort on long journeys. They also deliver a 66 lb (30kg) weight saving over the standard Range Rover Sport seat designs and are heated front and rear as standard.
Finished in luxurious perforated Windsor leather, the SVR Performance seats reflect the vehicle’s status as the ultimate high performance Land Rover luxury SUV. Seat backs finished in satin black with an embossed SVR logo on the headrests also deliver heightened exclusivity. The supportive seats also create more rear legroom and the impression of a cosseting four-seat interior, while retaining flexible five-seat capability.
Continuing the high performance theme, sound quality comes from a 19-speaker Meridian™ Surround Sound System, which combines 825 watts, a dual-channel subwoofer and Trifield™ technology for a thrilling personal sound experience in every seat.
1 All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,350 destination and delivery, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
2 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto user interfaces are products of Apple or Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. The interfaces require compatible iPhone or Android smartphone and message and data usage rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
3 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.
4 Always follow local speed limits.
5 The Wi-Fi hotspot is intended for passenger use only. InControl features may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions.
6 Please note that if any action is taken, even minimal steering, the Emergency Braking/ High-speed Emergency Braking system will assume the driver resumed control of the vehicle and the system will automatically disengage.