Land Rover has facelifted the RRS, with new petrol and diesel engines and new semi-autonomous technology.
Land Rover’s small and more agile Range Rover Sport model has just been given a facelift for the 2017 model year, which includes the introduction of the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel and 3.0-litre supercharged petrol engines to the range.
The new 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium engine marks a new entry point to the range, and in its twin-turbo guise offered in the Sport delivers 237bhp and 369lb ft of torque. Perhaps more interesting is the introduction of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol, which pushes out a useful 335bhp. The 3.0-litre SDV6 engine is still offered, as is the 5.0-litre Supercharged V8.
Technology has been thoroughly overhauled, and the big news is that the 2017 Sport will be the latest model from JLR to receive the company’s semi-autonomous driving technology. The Sport also offers Advanced Tow Assist, which can help to park while towing, as well as warning of an impending jack-knife. > Take a look at used Range Rover Sports for sale in the classifieds
The electronic aids also extend to taking the Sport off-roading. Low Traction Launch for extra assistance on unstable surfaces, snow, or ice, and systems such as Autonomous Emergency Brake and Lane Departure Warning are standard. As is InControl Touch Pro, the latest generation of JLR’s infotainment system. It’s smoother and more feature-packed than before and the main instrument panel allows you to view satellite navigation information.
Visual changes are minimal, although Land Rover will now offer a much larger and varied selection of colour and trim options – Including 19 new premium colours from Special Vehicle Operations. There’s also a new Bright Pack, which adds silver bonnet and grille mesh.
The updated model will go on sale in the UK towards the end of the year, with prices starting from £59,700 for 2.0-litre SD4 HSE, rising to £96,900 for the full-fat 550bhp supercharged SVR model.