Luxury SUV car brand Range Rover has unveiled its latest range of Sport models in another boost to the West Midlands’ manufacturing sector.
The company launched the range this evening, making it the third generation version of the model which also marked the beginning of the expansion of the Range Rover family to now include the Evoque and Velar.
The car, whose price range starts at around £73,000, will be built at the Range Rover factory in Solihull which is also home to other Range Rover production, reports CoventryLive.
Currently the Range Rover Velar and Jaguar F-Pace are also produced at the site where the Land Rover has been made since 1948.
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Jaguar Land Rover has described this latest version of the Range Rover Sport as “the most desirable, advanced and dynamically capable” version yet.
As the car maker continues its move towards electrification, the line-up will feature a range of powertrains including plug-in hybrids and an all-electric model due to arrive in 2024.
The new Range Rover Sport will be available in SE and Autobiography specifications and a special ‘First Edition’ model will be available during the first year of production.
Jaguar Land Rover’s chief executive Thierry Bolloré said: “The exceptional new Range Rover Sport sets new standards as the ultimate sporting luxury SUV, building on 17 years of unique customer appeal.
“It is the latest embodiment of our vision to create the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles, effortlessly blending new levels of sustainability with the signature qualities that have made Range Rover Sport so popular.”
Chief creative officer Gerry McGovern added: “Our latest range Rover Sport embraces fully our modernist approach of vehicle design whilst amplifying its unquestionable sporting and confident character.”