The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are global SUVs from the Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover Group. Both these SUVs are hugely popular for their classy appeal and off-road capabilities. The Range Rover and Range Sport have received the maximum 5-star rating in the latest safety crash tests recently conducted by Euro NCAP.
Talking about the latest Euro NCAP tests, the Range Rover scored 87 percent in child safety and 72 percent in pedestrian safety. While the Range Rover Sport scored 85 percent in adult occupant protection. Also, both the SUVs scored 82 per cent in the safety features. These SUVs were till now associated with luxury, comfort and off-roading but now after getting 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, they have also become the safest SUVs.
The Range Rover Evoque also achieved a 5-star Euro NCAP rating in 2011. Both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are based on a new mixed-metal, flexible modular longitudinal architecture that serves as a solid foundation for these SUVs.
Both the SUVs are also equipped with driver assistance technologies which make them even safer. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are equipped with driver assist technologies such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), 3D Surround Camera and ClearSight Ground View, Driver Condition Response, Pre-emptive Suspension, Adaptive Cruise Control and Steering Assist.
The new Range Rover is available in four, five and seven-seat layouts and the company says the new SUV is 50 percent stronger than its predecessor. On the other hand, the Range Rover Sport offers 35 per cent more downforce than its predecessor.
Range Rover price in India starts from Rs. 2.39 Crore and goes upto Rs. 4.17 Crore (Ex-showroom). While the Range Rover Sport can be bought at a price of Rs 1.64 – 1.84 Crore (Ex-showroom). The Range Rover is offered in India with a range of 6 and 8-cylinder engines. In India, the company is selling it in two plug-in hybrid engines, three petrol engines and three diesel engines. Both the petrol and diesel engines get a 48V mild hybrid system.
Talking about the Range Rover Sport, it has been made available in 3.0-liter 6-cylinder and 4.4-liter V8 engines. This SUV has also been made available in mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines. Both the SUVs get features like 21-inch alloy wheels, cabin lighting, two-zone climate control, perforated leather seats and Meridian sound system.