High-Performance Land Rover Range Rover Sport Teased | Edmunds

High-Performance Land Rover Range Rover Sport Teased


Just the Facts:
  • Jaguar Land Rover USA is teasing a new high-performance Land Rover Range Rover Sport in a new 15-second YouTube video.
  • "We've always had a breadth of capability on and off road, but now we're adding more capability to the mix," said the company in a statement. "A lot more."
  • Stuart Schorr, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesman, would not confirm details about the vehicle on Sunday, but told Edmunds: "One could speculate a high-performance Range Rover Sport is in development."

MAHWAH, New Jersey — Jaguar Land Rover USA is teasing a new high-performance Land Rover Range Rover Sport in a new 15-second YouTube video.

"We've always had a breadth of capability on and off road, but now we're adding more capability to the mix," said the company in a statement. "A lot more."

Stuart Schorr, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesman, would not confirm details about the vehicle on Sunday, but told Edmunds: "One could speculate a high-performance Range Rover Sport is in development."

The YouTube video notes that the SUV is "coming soon."

The top-of-the-line Range Rover Sport is widely referred to as the "2015 Range Rover Sport R-S." It may deliver 550 horsepower — a jump of 40 hp on the optional 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, according to media reports.

The high-performance Range Rover Sport will target high-end versions of the BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Porsche Cayenne.

The YouTube teaser comes just days after Jaguar Land Rover launched a new Special Operations division that will produce high-specification, limited-edition models.

One of the first fruits of that division is expected to be a special version of the Land Rover Range Rover.

At the time of the Special Operations division announcement, Schorr told Edmunds: "For customers, it means more choices."

Edmunds says: The Range Rover Sport will kick it up a notch in the horsepower department, something that consumers shopping for a high-performance SUV can look forward to in the coming months.

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