- Nearly $7000 in features added for 2015
- New entry model arrives at $92,600 (plus on-roads)
- Hybrid model makes Australian debut
Land Rover’s ultra-luxury Range Rover Sport line has been enhanced for Australia this week with the arrival of new options for 2015.
The new model year upgrades follow the all-new RR Sport’s Australian debut back in June.
For 2015, the price of entry into the RR Sport range slips below the existing $102,800 TDV6 SE, with the introduction of the new TDV6 S model.
There’s also a new diesel-electric hybrid model and nearly $7000 in new standard kit for the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic trim grades.
Available from December, the $92,600 TDV6 S is driven by the same 190kW/600Nm 3.0 litre offered with the SE, with fuel use listed at 7.3 l/100km.
Standout features with the TDV6 S include 19-inch alloy wheels, harddisk-equipped satellite navigation with audio server and voice control, 250W eight-speaker audio, reversing camera with on-screen guides and a ‘hitch assist’ function, and 6/4-way seats with height adjustment.
Four-corner air suspension and the Terrain Response driving modes system is also featured with the TDV6 S model.
LR-SDV6 3.0 Diesel Hybrid
The RR Sport’s full parallel hybrid system, revealed in August last year as part of a London to India trek, is now available for order in Australia.
Pairing Land Rover’s 215kW 3.0 litre diesel engine with a 35kW/175Nm, the LR-SDV6 Diesel Hybrid promises a combined 250kW and 700Nm of torque.
That’s matched to an eight-speed auto, delivering official fuel consumption figures of just 6.4 l/100km. CO2 emissions are listed at 169g/km.
The LR-SDV6 promises a 3000kg towing capacity (300kg towball download) and, when not quite so encumbered, a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds.
The 3.0 SDV6 Hybrid will be available in both HSE and Autobiography trim levels, offering the same features of both models.
- HSE Hybrid - $146 900
- Autobiography Hybrid - $165 300
Upgraded Features For SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic
The new model year sees the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic models pick up a number of new features.
For the SE, no longer the entry-level trim, there’s now 14/14 way powered seats, front parking aid, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Automatic Xenon headlamps with LED signature, high-beam assist and powerwash. Land Rover says this amounts to $6860 in additional features at no extra cost.
HSE and HSE Dynamic models gain $6470 in no-cost features, including 18/18 way powered memory seats, a 12.3-inch TFT Virtual Instrument Panel, automatic headlamps with high beam assist, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, enhanced volumetric alarm, customer configurable mood-lighting and premium mats, front & rear.
Stealth Pack Arrives
Lastly, Land Rover’s Stealth Pack has arrived in Australia, adding a number of exterior tweaks that deliver a meaner look to HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic models.
The new kit adds a satin-black finish to the main grille and frame, lower grille and guard, foglight bezels, mirror caps and the bonnet and fender vents.
The rear gets the same brush, adding a darkened tail-light trim and tailgate finisher.
The wheels, available in 21-inch 9-spoke or 22-inch 5-spoke designs, are also finished in a satin black with gloss black nuts.
As for the recently revealed Range Rover Sport SVR, the company's new 404kW hero, Australian buyers can expect to see that here in the second quarter of next year.