Range Rover Sport Dual Mission Is A Marvel

The Range Rover Sport has come a long way since first previewed as the Range Stormer concept at the 2004 Detroit International Auto Show. By the next year it was on the market and cleaning up in a luxury performance SUV segment that flourished amid skepticism.

Fast forward 15 years and the essential appeal of the Range Rover has not changed. Its slow slung, lean body and athletic stance have had a little work done but still exude the same power and presence.

With a selection of two gas powered engines, a diesel and the just landed plug-in hybrid, Range Rover is covering all the bases and still out-scoring the now the now crowded super SUV field.

For the driver and passengers the “love it or hate it” seating position vis-a-vis the expansive high visibility windshield is still striking.

In the top line $114,000 Sport SVR the 5 liter Turbo V8 was just boosted to 575 horsepower, posting a thrilling 4.2 second 0 – 60, which is notably off-road incongruous.

The Range Rover Sport starts at $66,000 SE equipped with a very capable 3 liter 340 horsepower V6.