The 2016 Range Rover Sport has just been introduced with the new model year vehicle incorporating a plethora of changes over the outgoing car.
For starters, customers in the United States will be offered a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 engine delivering a total of 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. These new Range Rover Sport models were originally introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in early January and provide 32 per cent improved fuel consumption over the supercharged V6 also offered for the Range Rover Sport. Beyond the inclusion of the turbodiesel to the lineup, an advanced start-stop system has also been included for the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 powering the range-topping Sport variants.
Elsewhere, a new All Terrain Progress Control system has been added for the 2016 Range Rover Sport range with it incorporating the Terrain Response 2 technology. Additionally, an auto access height system has been included with it automatically lowering the car when a door is opened, allowing for easier access in and out.
A gesture enabled tailgate has also been installed. It consists of two sensors beneath the rear of the 2016 Range Rover Sport meaning the tailgate can open when a foot is waved underneath the capable off-roader. A new carbon fibre package is now an option with it seeing the tailgate trim, door mirror covers, front grille surround, fog lamp bezels, bonnet vents and side vents all finished in carbon fibre.
Inside, the InControlTM Remote system has been renamed as InControlTM Protect and it now allows drivers to check the fuel level remotely while also being able to automatically contact emergency services in the event of an accident.