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Range Rover Sport Celebrates 1 Million Units Sold Since Its 2005 Debut


Land Rover is celebrating one million units of the Range Rover Sport built since the first generation entered production in 2005.

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The landmark vehicle was actually shipped in December 2020, but they only recently made the announcement, accompanied by a short video that highlights some of the achievements of the popular mid-size luxury SUV.

Marketed by actor Daniel Craig (aka James Bond), the second generation celebrated its U.S. arrival in 2013 in New York City, and shortly after, it set a new Pikes Peak record for production SUVs, completing the 12.42-mile (19.99-km) long course in 12:35.61 with an average speed of 59 mph (95 km/h).

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The same year, the Range Rover Sport set a record for the fastest desert crossing on the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Saudi Arabia, which is the second largest desert after the Sahara and the biggest sand desert globally.

Five years later, it managed to drive up the Heaven’s Gate in China climbing 999 steps in the so-called ‘Dragon challenge’ that’s named after the ‘Dragon Road’, which is another nomenclature of the Tianmen Mountain Road.

In the U.S., the 2021 Range Rover Sport starts at $69,500 SE and goes up to $90,000 for the Autobiography Dynamic. The range-topper of the series is the $115,500 SVR, with its 575 HP 5.0-liter V8, which does the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and maxes out at 176 mph (283 km/h), while the SVR Carbon Edition starts at $130,000.

 

Updated: February 8, 2021 — 1:07 pm

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