Over 15 years after launch, the Range Rover Sport has reached an important sales milestone.
Last year, Land Rover celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover. The celebrations are continuing this year, however, because the Range Rover Sport has reached an important sales milestone. In a new video, Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Sport has surpassed one million sales worldwide since the SUV went on sale back in 2005 as a smaller, more practical alternative to its bigger brother.
Before it entered production, the Range Rover Sport was previewed by the Range Stormer Concept Car at the 2004 North American International Auto Show.
In the video, Land Rover looks back at some of the Range Rover Sport's best achievements over the last 16 years including production SUV lap records at the Nurburgring and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Back in 2018, a Range Rover Sport PHEV also climbed 999 steps at China's Heavens Gate.
The current-generation Range Rover Sport launched in 2013, which spawned the high-performance SVR variant and the first-ever Range Rover Sport PHEV. Powering the SVR is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 567 hp and 516 lb-ft, enabling the high-performance SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 176 mph.
The Range Rover Sport PHEV, on the other hand, utilizes a turbocharged inline-four an electric motor to produce a combined 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque while offering an electric range of 19 miles on a single charge.
After surpassing one million sales, a new era for the Range Rover Sport is about to begin. Spy shots and videos have shown that prototype testing of the new next-generation Range Rover has started, which will spawn an all-new Range Rover Sport. The new Range Rover is expected to debut this year and go on sale for the 2022 model year, so its smaller Sport sibling could debut next year. Expect it to be offered with a range of electrified powertrains including a mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric.