2008 Range Rover Sport
2008 Model Year Statistics
Chassis & Suspension
Photo: 2008 Range Rover Sport i the sand (Land Rover official press photo)
For 2008 model year, the Range Rover Sport – Land Rover’s best selling vehicle worldwide – offered several new cosmetic and luxury refinements. A new Ebony colour centre stack was standard, an improved Brunel metallic finish replaced the Rhodium finish and dark stained Zebrano was available as a new wood finish. A new tan premium leather upholstery colour was available, with improved carpet mats and a stainless steel tread strip.
8-way electric passenger
seats and electric lumbar support adjustments for driver’s seats
was introduced on all top end SE and HSE spec vehicles and satellite
navigation became standard on all SE models.
The Supercharged Sport also got power-folding exterior mirrors, eight-way-adjustable passenger seat, and additional interior accents. An exclusive Sport LE sported an aggressive exterior treatment, adaptive front lighting, and adaptive cruise control.
2008 Model Year Statistics
manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Range Rover Sport
HSE was $58,500 while the Supercharged model had a 2008
MSRP of $71,950. Both prices included the
destination charge of about $775. California emissions charges were
No changes were made from the 2006 & 7 model years.
Chassis and Suspension:
Wheels & Tires:
19x9 inch wheels with 255/50R19 tires continued to be standard on the HSE, while the Supercharged model came with 20x9.5 inch wheels and 255/45R20 tires. As usual, more alloy wheel variations were however offered
The exterior was basically unchanged except for
the power-folding exterior mirrors
provided on the Supercharged model.
Slightly different color options were offered for 2008, as follows:
Arctic Frost Metallic** Ebony seats/ Ebony carpet
Rimini Red Metallic Alpaca seats/ Alpaca carpet
Buckingham Blue Metallic Ivory seats/ Ebony carpet
Java Black Pearlescent
Zermatt Silver Metallic
Stornoway Grey Metallic
Lucerne Green Metallic**
**Available only on HSE models
A new Ebony colour centre stack was standard, an improved Brunel metallic finish replaced the Rhodium finish and dark stained Zebrano was available as a new wood finish. A new tan premium leather upholstery colour was available, with improved carpet mats and a stainless steel tread strip.
8-way electric passenger seats and electric lumbar support adjustments for driver’s seats was introduced on all top end SE and HSE spec vehicles and satellite navigation became standard on all SE models.
Photo at right: Land Rover press photo depicting the Ebony center stack with "Brunel" metal finish in 2008 RR Sport.
The Supercharged Sport also got power-folding exterior mirrors, eight-way-adjustable passenger seat, and additional interior accents.
& Navigation Equipment
No change from previous year except Sirius radio standard on Supercharged model.
13 speaker 12 channel 550-watt harman/kardon ® LOGIC7™
surround-sound audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3
Auxiliary audio inputs
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls for volume, station and track selection
Available satellite digital audio receiver system (SDARS)
offering SIRIUS satellite radio (now standard on Supercharged)
Terrain response system display including wheel position and
articulation on Nav screen
DVD-based GPS navigation with off-road interface, and coordinate settings
Voice recognition for navigation and audio controls
Touch screen 7-inch LCD dash mounted screen
The screen also had a 4x4 interface showing the settings of the Terrain Response system including gear, range and front wheel position
Available DVD-based Rear Seat Entertainment package with two integrated front headrest displays, six-disc DVD changer, touchscreen interface and remote control
Other Standard Features
Photo at right: 2008 RR Sport off road (Land Rover press photo)
No change from 2006. Main features continued as follows:
Comfort and Convenience
Reclining eight-way power-adjustable front bucket driver seat
Dual-zone climate control with CFC-free air conditioning
Seats have high bolsters for lateral support and maximum grip
Available two-level cushion heating in front and rear seating
Elemental center console ensuring proximity of controls to driver
Front and rear park distance control
Available Bluetooth personal telephone integration system
Power windows with back-lit controls
Rear-window wiper and washer
Power-adjustable, heated exterior mirrors
Available adaptive cruise control on supercharged models with forward alert
Programmable key fob, giving remote control over functions such as air suspension
Safety & Security
Rigid steel safety-cage construction
Command driving position for optimal visibility
Frontal structure designed to minimize the effect of a collision with a smaller vehicle
Static glass is bonded for additional structural rigidity
Latest generation Bosch four channel-terrain anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Four-piston Brembo ® front brakes in supercharged model
Electronically set parking brake using drum incorporated into rear rotor
Electronic brake assist (EBA) for extra boost in an emergency stop
Active roll mitigation (ARM) predicts unbalanced weight and stabilizes vehicle
Dynamic stability control (DSC) to maintain directional control
Hill descent control (HDC) for slow, sure movement down steep inclines
Terrain Response™ matches vehicle dynamic systems to terrain
Four-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
Six airbags - Side impact protection from seat-mounted thorax airbags for the front seat and side curtain airbags running the length of the passenger compartment
Automatic protection sequence takes place in the event of a crash
Shutdown of engine and fuel system
Activates hazard warning system and all interior lights
Doors automatically unlock
Mid-mounted fuel tank with anti-burst construction
LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether for Children) system for child seat attachment
Bi-Xenon and available adaptive front lighting that swivels headlights to track vehicle direction
Front and rear fog lamps
Vehicle security system with engine immobilization feature
Keyless entry. Central locking of all doors
Child locks for rear doors
Cold Climate Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C)
Heated front and rear seats
Heated windshield washer jets
Luxury Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C)
Cold Climate Package
Premium leather trimmed seats
Adaptive front lighting system
Center console cooler box
Cherry Wood trim
Dynamic Response Package (HSE only / Std. on S/C)
Dynamic Response suspension system
Brembo ® front brakes
Unchanged from the 2007 model year. For full technical specs please see the 2006 RR Sport Technical Specs Page.
Wading depth 700 mm (27.6 inches).
Ramp breakover angle (hi mode) 25 degrees
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Page revised February 10, 2012