The new second generation Range Rover Sport is, in many ways, a massive improvement over its predecessor. Its aluminum construction makes it about 800 lbs. lighter, the supercharged V6 and V8 engines dish out loads of pep, the 8-speed automatic transmission means those engines are almost always in their happy place RPM-wise, and there’s an optional pair of power-folding third-row seats (which aren’t even available on the “regular” Range Rover). If you had the budget to buy either, there really wouldn’t be any reason to go for the first-gen version of Land Rover’s Cayenne foe other than to save money.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. There is at least one more plausible justification for not stepping up to the plate for the latest and greatest. It comes by way of German tuner CDC Performance, and it’s called the Nighthawk.