2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Starts at $111,400 | Edmunds

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Starts at $111,400


Just the Facts:
  • The high-performance 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will start at $111,400 when it arrives at U.S. dealerships next spring.
  • In comparison, the base 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport V6 SE starts at $64,275.
  • The Range Rover Sport SVR debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

MONTEREY, California — The high-performance 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will start at $111,400, including a $925 destination charge, when it arrives at U.S. dealerships next spring, the company announced on Sunday. The Range Rover Sport SVR debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

In comparison, the base 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport V6 SE, on sale this December, starts at $64,275, including shipping. Car shoppers will pay a $47,125 premium over the base model to get into the Range Rover Sport SVR.

This is the first model to wear the new SVR designation, which will appear on all future Range Rover high-performance models. Tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, one of the most demanding tracks in the world, the SVR recorded a lap time of 8 minutes, 14 seconds.

The Range Rover Sport SVR was created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team and will be sold through the Land Rover dealer network in the U.S.

The four-wheel-drive Range Rover Sport SVR features a 550-horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The company said the SVR can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top track speed of 162 mph.

The base U.S. model is equipped with standard 21-inch wheels and tires. The model displayed at Pebble Beach features 22-inch wheels and tires. But the company said they will not be available initially in the U.S.

Exterior cues on the Range Rover Sport SVR include a new grille in a dark finish, a unique rear spoiler, quad exhaust pipes and a Santorini Black contrast roof that is available as standard equipment. Estoril Blue, an exterior color, is exclusive to the SVR.

The cabin features leather sports seats, standard turned aluminum interior trim and optional carbon-fiber trim.

Key competitors to the Range Rover Sport SVR include the BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Porsche Cayenne.

Edmunds says: A hefty price tag, but one that should not deter luxury shoppers who have been anxious to get into this highly desirable new SUV.

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