2012 has been a rocky year for the Land Rover Company. They have produced some truly stylish vehicles, such as the Range Rover Evoque, while there have been flops in the form of the Land Rover LR2 SUV. For people who are looking for a consistent and powerful sport utility vehicle that provides a combination of both off-road and inner city amenities, the 2012 Range Rover Sport SUV is the perfect choice. Traditionally, this vehicle is appreciated for provide a sturdy off-road driving performance while including all of the luxury features that you would find in a high-end sedan. However, the Range Rover Sport SUV features the initial step taken by Land Rover in to the high performance SUV battlefield. The vehicle has been structured to provide handsome styling with a memorable driving experience.
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The SUV is available in a couple of different trim packages, both of which are powered by 5.0-liter V8 engines. If you buy the HSE model, you get 375 horsepower as well as 375 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, if you buy the Supercharged Range Rover Sport SUV, the V8 engine can deliver a highly impressive 510 horsepower as well as 461 pound-feet of torque. For a SUV, these figures are downright impressive. Both of these models come with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control to provide maximum feasibility. They also feature a Terrain Response System that allows you to customize suspension, powertrain and stability and traction control systems to tailor the terrain you are driving on.
Compared to other Land Rover models, the handling of the Range Rover Sport SUV has also been significantly improved. You will find that the car turns easily on tight corners, without providing a lot of body roll. The Range Rover Sport SUV is one of the first Land Rovers to include the Dynamic Response Suspension, which automatically detects cornering forces and adjusts the antiroll bars in order to optimize handling and body control. Upon testing, we found that the Dynamic Response does work as the company said it would, and it really makes cornering and turning an extremely easy task. You will also appreciate that it features a four-wheel independent suspension system to ensure that all passengers enjoy a smooth ride, regardless what type of terrain you are traveling on.
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is packed full of safety features, including post-collision safety system, emergency braking preparation, tire pressure monitoring, whiplash protection system in the front head restraints, engine immobilizer and four-wheel ABS.