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To say Sally and Sam Hooper are busy people is definitely an understatement.


To say Sally and Sam Hooper are busy people is definitely an understatement. Sally runs her own PR and events company and the Hoopers also run their own company developing restaurants. With Pot Sticker Dumpling (which they developed and sold) and Sister Kong under their belt, the couple are both now creating two new ventures; Bar Yoku, and Salut! Salut! Vino + Tapas Bar in the The Welder – a new precinct on Welles Street – the pair needed a vehicle that could handle everything a varied day in Ōtautahi’s central city can throw at you.



Enter: The Range Rover Sport HSE – the most dynamic and versatile SUV, delivering exceptional performance and outstanding capability, allowing you to navigate the Christchurch CBD with the same confidence as Coronet Peak, and offering up to 3,500kg towing capacity.



Sam and Sally are no strangers to the Range Rover brand – from a Discovery to Defenders, the brand is firmly solidified as their first choice for a family vehicle.

For Sally, running her company, Humpty Dumpty, means she’s on the road a lot. It’s all about the drive.

“On any given day, I’m visiting event spaces and carrying around supplies for clients, not to mention our daughter and her carseat, and the dogs.”



The Powerful SDV8 HSE Dynamic 4.4L diesel engine in the model driven by the Hoopers means this vehicle is lighter on the roads, and the wallet.

Sam is keen on the drive, also. “There’s no roll. Often you find that with larger SUVs, when taking a corner, you feel like you’re driving a boat. Everything shifts to one side. Driving this is comparable to driving a car. It doesn’t feel like an SUV when you’re behind the wheel.”

This can be partly attributed to the air suspension. This delivers a sure footed and composed drive. At higher speeds, the air suspension lowers reducing drag and improving efficiency. Automatic access height, delivered through air suspension, allows occupants to more easily enter and alight by lowering the vehicle height by 50mm.


Sally mentions she loves the increased visibility from the driver’s seat. Range Rover have included a distinctive sports command driving position, which elevates the driver providing sweeping views and delivering a more confident drive. This also helps with parallel parking – something that Sally finds surprisingly easy in a vehicle of this stature.

One thing is for certain about the Range Rover Sport HSE – it’s a good looking unit.



Its low, sporty stance is enhanced by the redesigned grille, sports bonnet and vents, integrated exhaust finishers, and refined and sporty wheel choices.

Inside, the clean modern design of the interior space is complimented by enhanced ambient interior lighting. The signature cockpit has been redesigned with meticulous detail with the finest materials combined with sports detailing.



There’s also enhanced flexible storage, including an upper glove box, deep storage under the cup holders and a centre console with optional refrigeration unit. Perfect for a roadie with the family.

The Range Rover Sport range includes a choice of refined advanced petrol and diesel engines and the efficient new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) adds the benefits of a whisper quiet electrified powertrain.

Both luxurious and practical – the Range Rover Sport HSE is a vehicle that’s designed to command attention.


Book your test drive today with our Range Rover Specialist, Darren Griffith on 03 977 8120 or email [email protected]