James Bond actor Daniel Craig with the all-new Range Rover Sport
The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport made its world debut today in New York City. It will be the fastest, most agile and responsive Land Rover ever. The Manhattan skyline provided the perfect backdrop for this world
premiere, as the United States is the world's largest market for Range Rover Sport and the New York metropolitan area is the top market in the world.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig drove in with the vehicle, playing chauffeur as part of a short film called ‘The Delivery’ for the introduction of the British firm’s new 4x4.
Developed alongside the 2013 Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport delivers exceptional on-road dynamics with genuine Land Rover all-terrain capability. The technologically advanced Range Rover Sport presents an assertive and muscular exterior, luxurious interior, and the practical flexibility provided by the option of 5+2 third row seating for occasional use.
Featuring Land Rover's breakthrough suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies, the Range Rover Sport features an all-new aluminum unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of approximately 800lbs.
This weight reduction transforms the vehicle's dynamic performance, enabling it to blend agile handling with exceptional comfort and to offer a unique mix of sporting luxury and a dynamic, engaging driving experience.
Speaking ahead of the official world premiere at the New York International Auto Show, Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards said: "The all-new Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that has been designed and engineered without compromise. With Land Rover capability at its heart, it is one of the most road focused vehicles we've ever produced, but of course still offers unsurpassed all-terrain capability. It is a vehicle which is designed to be driven. We've taken ride, handling and agility to another level for Land Rover to deliver a truly rewarding, sporting, drive together with unmatched luxury, capability and versatility.
"Building on the success of the recently launched flagship Range Rover, the new Range Rover Sport also employs a vast array of new technologies which help to transform its performance, refinement and all round capabilities," added Edwards.