Range Rover has just launched the new Range Rover Sport SV. Compared to the outgoing Range Rover Sport SVR, the new SUV does drop not only the R letter, but also the supercharged 5.0L V8 motor from JLR.
What’s new in the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV?
For starters, the exterior of the car is more or less the same as before, however, the main update is inside. The 2024 Range Rover Sport SV comes with front seat transducers that vibrate as per the music. Further, the music can be played by a 29-speaker, 1430W Meridian sound system. These seat transducers are known as Body and Soul Seats (BASS), which allows the front occupants to literally feel the music. Apart from music, they also come with a wellness program that is claimed to calm down the occupants. To this effect, there are six tracks, namely Poise, Soothe, Serene, Cool, Tonic and Glow.
In terms of optional extra, owners can spec their Range Rover Sport SV with 23-inch carbon fiber wheels. These hold the record for being the world’s first 23-inch carbon fiber rims. Not only do these look good, but also reduce 80 pounds from this hefty SUV.
Then there are the optional carbon ceramic brakes that further reduce the weight by 75 lbs. A carbon hood will also be available that can reduce a further 168 lbs.
Engine and Performance of the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV
Range Rover has equipped this SUV with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. This is paired with a mild-hybrid system from BMW. The overall performance figures read as 626 HP and 590 lb-ft. These are 59 HP / 74 lb-ft. more than the outgoing car.
The 590 lb-ft. torque is available in Dynamic Launch Mode. In other modes, the torque is 551 lb-ft. According to the carmaker, the giant SUV will do a 0-60 mph run in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 180 mph. Pretty sweet numbers for an SUV that tips the scales at 5,644 pounds.
Availability of the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV
In the first year of production, Land Rover will offer this SUV only in an Edition One guise. As per the company, the Edition One is “only available for select clients to order by invitation.