Range Rover Sport Revealed
It’s the first new Range over Sport in nine years.
Just like its bigger Range Rover sibling, the Range Rover Sport has been unveiled with a completely new design.
On the exterior, the model retains its unique Range Rover design language however sees the body smoothed out offering minimalist lines and curves. Great effort has been paid to keep body panels, windows, trim and door handles flush to give the Range Rover Sport an extremely impressive drag coefficient of 0.29. Handy for a hefty car.
The Range Rover Sport sees an extra slim grille and headlights paired with taillights that remain horizontal and blend into a trim panel that bears the model’s name.
Inside, where the magic happens in a Range Rover is also similar to the larger model, with a number of differentiating touchpoints. It features a 13.7-inch instrument screen and a curved 13.1-inch infotainment touchscreen that floats above the dash and the lower climate controls, which are angled more toward the ceiling than in the flagship Range Rover. Further, there’s a storage pass-through underneath the climate controls, a unique feature of the Range Rover Sport.
Beyond the infotainment, shotgun riders are treated to 22-way power-adjustable seats with winged headrests, heating ventilation, memory and massaging while at the rear comes optimised seat geometry that enables increased leg and knee room.
Further, expect plush upholstery available with options including single or two-tone ‘Ultrafabrics’ textiles with certain selections specific to Dynamic models. Also here, grained, Windsor or semi-aniline animal-derived leather is an option.
A choice of seven model grades will be offered to local buyers with up to four engine choices including three diesels, two petrols (A BMW twin-turbo V8 in that mix) and a plug-in hybrid. An all-electric model is due in 2024.
A choice of seven powertrain choices will be available. The 3.0 litre turbo inline six-cylinder diesel options include the D250, 183KW / 600Nm, D300, 221kW / 650Nm and D350, 258kW / 700Nm. Of the petrol models comes the 3.0-litre turbo inline-six petrol of the P360, 265kW / 500Nm and the P400, 294kW / 550Nm and the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol offering 390kW / 750Nm. While all but the V8 come with a mild-hybrid system there is a plug-in hybrid P510e which sees a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo at its core offering to 375kW / 700Nm.
The diesel variants are to be the first to arrive including the D250 SE, D300 Dynamic SE, and D350 in Dynamic HSE, Autobiography and First Edition trims alongside the P510e plug-in hybrid which will only be available in Dynamic HSE trim.
Following on will be the six petrol-powered models — P360 SE, P400 Dynamic SE and Dynamic HSE, and P530 (V8) Dynamic HSE, Autobiography and First Edition — arriving in early 2023 with a limited run of unique P530 First Editions open for orders this year.
The 2023 Range Rover Sport will start from $139,160 plus on-road costs. landrover.com.au
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