Background and Identification
The Range Rover Sport is a luxury midsize SUV produced by Land Rover, a British automaker. The first-generation Range Rover Sport began production in 2005 and was replaced by the second-generation Range Rover Sport in 2013.
The Range Rover Sport was preceded by the Range Stormer concept car, which was a “sporty” three-door coupè with split-folding gullwing doors. The Range Rover Sport was a more conservative five-door SUV with a front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout.
The Range Rover Sport was available with a range of gasoline or diesel engines with either a V6 or V8 configuration. They were sold with either eight-speed or six-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover Sport received a facelift for the 2010 model year with a more aerodynamic front end and an updated interior. The 2010 Sport model also introduced three new engines, including a direct-injected, 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine designed similarly to those in Jaguar’s high-end vehicles.
Range Rover models include the name “Range Rover” across the front of their hood, directly above the grille. The Range Rover Sport also includes the name “Range Rover” in capital letters across the rear of the vehicle. The name “Sport” is included in capital letters on the left-hand side of the car’s rear.
- Production: 2005–2013
Body and chassis:
- Layout: Front-engine, all-wheel drive
- Related: Land Rover Discovery (L319)
- EnginePetrol engines:
- 4.2 L Supercharged Jaguar AJ-V8
- 4.4 L Jaguar AJ-V8
- 5.0 L Jaguar AJ-V8
- 5.0 L Supercharged Jaguar AJ-V8
- Diesel engines:
- 2.7 L Ford Lion V6
- 3.0 L Ford Lion V6
- 3.6 L Ford Lion V8
- 8-speed automatic
- 6-speed ZF automatic
- 6-speed ZF HP28 automatic
- Wheelbase: 108.1 in (2,745 mm)
- 2005–2009: 186.5 in (4,737 mm)
- Since 2009: 188.3 in (4,783 mm)
- 2005–2009: 75.9 in (1,928 mm)
- Since 2009: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
- Height71.5 in (1,816 mm)