Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxurious vehicle, with a standard power sunroof, automatic headlamps with power washers, front and rear fog lamps, leather seats, heated exterior mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a harman/kardon six-disc CD changer, and memory settings for the driver's seat, the steering column, and the exterior mirrors. Also included on the list are dual-zone automatic climate control and a DVD-based navigation system.

The base HSE model comes with a 300-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, while the SC trim comes with a supercharged 4.2L V8 that produces 390 horsepower. Both engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission with Commandshift. Standard handling features on both models include dynamic stability control, active roll mitigation, hill descent control, cornering brake control, and an enhanced electronic air suspension with automatic load leveling.

While the Range Rover Sport HSE is well equipped, the SC trim adds even more items, including 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust extensions, heated washer jets, and wood interior trim.

Much of the SC's standard equipment can be ordered on the HSE, including the Luxury Interior Package, which adds the heated windshield, heated premium leather seats, adaptive lighting, and wood trim. There is also a Cold Climate Package, a Rear Seat Entertainment Package, Sirius satellite radio, a rear differential lock, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The SC can add the rear differential lock and the Rear Seat Entertainment Package as well, in addition to adaptive cruise control, 20-inch Stormer alloy wheels.

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Editors' First Take

The entire Range Rover Sport family has been updated for 2018, with changes including styling and performance tweaks and perhaps most importantly, Land Rover's new InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. On top of that, the Green Oval luxury bruiser has still more news -- Land Rover has confirmed that the company's first plug-in hybrid model will come to the Range Rover Sport family just in time for the 2019 model year. 

Offering 398 horsepower, 472 pound-feet of torque, and 31 miles of pure-electric range, the new PHEV will be badged P400e. The model features a 296-hp version of the 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder found in the Evoque and various Jaguar models paired with an 114-hp (85kW) electric motor. Land Rover says the SUV will hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and run to a top speed of 137 mph. 

We're still waiting on fuel efficiency figures, which we expect the EPA to offer up closer to the PHEV's on-sale date next summer.

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