Land Rover details US-bound 2019 Range Rover Sport
It’s safe to say it has it all
Updates brought to the new model year over the Range Rover Sport 2018 include more tech, visual tweaks, and a new hybrid powertrain option.
For 2019, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport inherits a range of V6 and V8 engines. Customers get to choose between a 3-liter turbocharged V6 diesel making 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and a 3-liter supercharged V6 gasoline engine derived into two power outputs: 340 and 380 hp.
For more grunt, you’re free to tick the box next to the 5-liter supercharged V8 gasoline engine available on the Supercharged Dynamic and Autobiography models. The unit pumps out 518 hp and 461 lb-ft of twist and allows the 2019 Range Rover Sport to shoot from 0 to 60 mph in just five seconds.
New for the 2019 model is a hybrid setup called P400e, which turns the Range Rover Sport into a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). Land Rover’s literature says the P400e model can go for up to 31 miles in full-electric mode.
Structure-wise, the powertrain twins a four-cylinder Ingenium engine (296 hp) with an electric motor 105 kW (141 hp) and a 13.1 kWh battery pack. The overall system output resides at 398 hp (297 kW) and 472 lb-ft of torque channeled to all four corners through a permanent all-wheel drive setup and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Visually, the 2019 Range Rover Sport adds new 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels, LED automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights. Inside, the InControl Pro Touch Duo infotainment system unites two 10-inch touchscreens with customizable menus.
In front of the driver, behind the steering wheel, sits a 12-inch display that provides three different view modes and displays useful info related to media, navigation, and phone settings. A head-up display is offered on demand.
On the safety front, the 2019 Range Rover Sport is fitted as standard with the likes of lane departure warning, emergency braking, cruise control, and speed limiter. There’s also the Driver Pack which adds the likes of blind spot monitor, adaptive speed limiter, and traffic sign recognition.
Customers can go even further with the Driver Pack Pro which comprises a high speed emergency braking feature joined by the likes of blind spot assist, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop&go.
A wade sensing system is now available for 2019 Range Rover Sport models sold in the United States, while the four-corner air suspension is a standard throughout the range.
Prices for the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport kick off at $66,670 for the SE model but can go as high as $113,600 for the SVR version.