Land Rover has unveiled the new 2010 MY Range Rover Sport. It shares Jaguar's 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel of 600Nm and the 510PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8.

Tata brands Land Rover and Jaguar are continuing with sharing family engine technologies. In a clear break from the old trusted 2.7-litre turbo diesel and 4.2-litre supercharged engines, the newly launched 2010 model year Land Rover Range Rover Sport will be using the new 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel and the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol.

The 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo diesel produces 245PS and maximum torque of 600Nm. This is a detuned version of the 275PS Jaguar unit but torque remains the same. Land Rover says it will deliver 500Nm of torque from idle in 500 milliseconds. It returns a fuel consumption figure of 30.7 mpg* (9.2 l/100 km) on the EU combined cycle.

The 5.0-litre supercharged on the other hand makes a hectic 510PS and 625Nm of torque. That puts it squarely in the midst of performance SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG. Performance figures are not yet provided but you can rest assured that it will be quite rapid. It has a stiffened suspension system and Brembo brakes. Both powerplants use a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

A few changes have been made to the exterior. A new front bumper with redesigned wings is fitted. Also included are LED headlights, two-stripe LED indicators, colour-coded door mirrors, a new two-bar grille and new rear light clusters.

Inside a plusher feel is added by the increased use of leather. There are 50 percent fewer switches and those that made it are covered in chrome. ICE is courtesy of a new radio/CDMP3 player with a 5-inch screen, USB connectivity and an exclusive iPod jack.

Because this is still a 4x4 Land Rover, it has kept its Terrain Response system but has introduced an added feature called Sand Launch Control which makes it easier to move off the soft stuff.


Gallery: Land Rover Unveil 2010 Range Rover Sport with all-new 510hp V8 Engine