Third-generation SUV with plug-in and mild-hybrid options, all-wheel drive and simplified design
Land Rover has opened the hood of the Range Rover Sport 2023, revealing a simplified design, hybrid powertrain and new chassis technology designed to balance comfort with dynamism.
The new model is the third generation of Range Rover’s more performance-focused lineup, sitting between the new Range Rover and the recently updated Velar in the luxury SUV brand’s range.
Like the recently launched full-size Range Rover, Sport’s designers under the leadership of Gerry McGovern have taken a minimalist approach to its styling. The new model is smoother and simpler than the old one, focusing on a few simple lines to retain its distinctive shape.
There is a clear continuity to the spacious, powerful stance of the previous model, with its short overhangs, deep front fascia, large wheels – up to 23 inches – and a “floating” roof. But the finishing is less fussy, with neater details, from the side “carry” to the slim LED headlights with adaptive beams. At the rear, slim taillights use the world’s first surface LED technology to side with the full-width Range Rover and Sport lettering, featuring the largest spoiler of any model in the brand’s history. brand.
Like its luxurious older brother, the new Sport features flat glass and door handles for a smoother and cleaner look.
A similar approach has been taken inside, where passengers are greeted with simple, large surfaces with minimal decorative details. The center console has been simplified and features a “floating” 13.1-inch curved touchscreen that sits atop a number of physical controls for drive selection and ventilation. In front of the driver is a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster as standard.
The new Range Rover Sport uses a variety of sustainable materials for the interior surfaces, including “Ultra Thin Fabric” available in two contrasting tones, as well as traditional Windsor and semi-aniline leather.
Engine and chassis
Underneath the skin, the new Sport is based on Land Rover’s MLA platform and features a number of engine and chassis enhancements.
The platform is 35% stiffer than the old car and uses a new Dynamic Response Pro chassis control system in conjunction with an adaptive air suspension. A 48V electronic anti-roll system keeps the body in check, while new dual-valve dampers work with the eHorizon guidance system to predict upcoming corners and adjust the suspension. The new Sport adds all-wheel drive, an active electronic amplifier and torque vectoring for more dynamic handling while the Terrain Response 2 system ensures the Sport can still live up to the Range name. Rover in extreme conditions.
From launch, the Range Rover Sport will come with a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines and mild hybrid and plug-in options with up to 70 miles of range and DC fast charging.
The most advanced P530 uses a new twin-turbo V8 instead of the old supercharged engine. This produces 523bhp, 516lb ft and will get the Sport from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds, matching the performance of the previous SVR model but with a 17% improvement in economy.
The two plug-in hybrids both use 3.0-litre straight-six petrol combined with a 105kW motor and a 32kWh battery. Range Rover says both will return 70 miles of pure electric driving under test conditions, which it predicts will translate to 54 miles in the real world and generate at least 18g/km of CO2.
The P510e, with 503bhp, is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 150mph (242km/h), while the P440e uses the 434bhp version of the same engine to run 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds. .
Beneath the PHEVs there’s a 395bhp mild-hybrid petrol and two mild-hybrid diesels with either 296bhp or 345bhp and up to 516lb ft.
In 2024, an all-electric Range Rover Sport will join the range.
Price and specification
The new Range Rover Sport is available to order now from £79,125 and is available in three trim levels – SE Autobiography and Limited Run First Edition.
All models get adaptive LED lights, a powered tailgate, an eight-speed automatic transmission, an aerodynamic suspension system and a suite of driver aids that include emergency braking, a 3D surround camera, cruise control. navigation, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, plus amphibious sensors and the ClearSight Ground-View Camera System for off-road use.
All Range Rover Sports come with a 13.1-inch touchscreen that houses the latest Pivi Pro connected media and navigation system with over-the-air updates. The system comes with built-in Amazon Alexa as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay combined with wireless phone charging.
A three-level Meridian sound system is available, featuring a 29-speaker 1,400-Watt “Signature” stereo that includes active noise cancellation.
Depending on trim levels, buyers can enjoy 22-way adjustable front seats with massage function, while those in the rear get heated and ventilated seats and optional 11 multimedia screens. ,4 inches.
Other optional packages add more advanced technology, including adaptive cruise control, rear collision monitoring, blind spot assist and remote parking assist, while the Stormer handling package includes a system. All-wheel drive, Dynamic Response Pro, electronically active differential and configurable programs come as standard on models with the P510e or P530 powertrain.
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