Range Rover Sport Red and Luxury Edition - Full Details

Not content with revealing the Discovery 4 HSE Luxury, Land Rover has released details of two new Range Rover Sport models too.
The Range Rover Sport HSE Red and Luxury have been unveiled at the New York Motor Show; but are they just a pair of show queens that have been given a lick of paint and a couple of badges to freshen them up or does their new-found appeal run more deeply?

Exterior

The Range Rover Sport Red isnt, er, red. Its either Firenze Red, Orkney Grey, Fuji White or Santorini Black, but it does have a Salsa Red badge on the back and logos on the front wing vents, as well as unique 20-inch alloy wheels.
RRS red badge
The Range Rover Sport Luxury has new 20-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels too, and a badge, but other than that it remains standard on the outside.

Interior

The Red is finished in the HSE Ebony colour scheme, but customers can choose one of four seat insert colours: Pimento Red, Cirrus, Lunar Grey or Ebony all with contrasting stitching and Sport embossed on them.
Range Rover Sport Red Edition Interior
The Luxury is more discreet being distinguished by an extended leather pack, heated steering wheel, and contrasting stitching. Both models come with a powerful 825W Harmon/Kardon LOGIC 7 Surround Sound system with 17 speakers.

Engine

Both models are powered by the 255hp 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine coupled to the 8-speed auto box.
Range Rover Sport Red Grille
This means that customers can expect a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds and fuel consumption of around 30mpg. Quick enough then for a big SUV, although the chassis is easily up to the job.

Worth knowing

The Discovery 4 HSE Luxury is a tiny bit cheaper than either of these and is much more practical. It doesnt have the Range Rover Sports slightly unfortunate image problem either.
Price:Prices for both models start at 58,020 OTR.
Available from:The Red and Luxury will be in showrooms from June 2012.
Range Rover Sport Luxury Edition

Conclusion

The Range Rover Sports appeal hasnt been diminished by these two new models - but then it hasnt been improved much either.
If you are in the marker for a Sport then one of these might tickle your fancy, but the changes arent going to bring in any new customers.
Check out our full guide to the Range Rover Sport. With reviews, user reviews, videos, photos and stats.
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