Isn't it ironic that when luxury car makers are busy making their SUVs more offroad-capable, Land Rover is ensuring that its latest vehicle has better on-road driving dynamics?
The new Range Rover Sport is all about making a city lover out of a beast.
The concept behind the original Sport was an SUV that would compete against Land Rover's German rivals - the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class and the sporty Porsche Cayenne.
With this aim, Land Rover launched the Sport in 2006 and it was a runaway success.
By the time it hit Indian shores, the Sport had become a must-have for the rich, especially the celebs of Bollywood.
However, it was not the best SUV when it came to the concrete jungle.
The ladder-frame chassis carried over from the Land Rover Discovery added extra kilos to the vehicle and made the Sport nervous at corners.
No wonder the Tata company had to get back to the drawing board. The result: the 2013 version of Sport.