New spy images of the revamped Range Rover Sport have surfaced just months after the full-size 2022 Range Rover was revealed.
The 2023 Range Rover Sport is covered in camouflage that masks many of its primary design characteristics, as captured by CarScoops member Klaus Menzel at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom.
The next Range Rover Sport will be built on Land Rover’s MLA-Flex architecture, which can handle ICE, PHEV, and EV powertrains, just like the standard Range Rover.
It will be available in various configurations, including a flagship SVR variant. It should be just as competent off-road as its forerunner while being even more pleasant on the road. This flagship model will most likely be powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces roughly 600 horsepower, if not a little more.
While the camouflage on the prototype’s exterior hides many essential design aspects, we can tell that the design isn’t all that different from the previous model.
The headlights, as well as the entire front fascia, are substantially unchanged. It’s tough to say what alterations have been made to the back, but identical LED taillights to the 2023 Range Rover aren’t out of the question.
2023 Range Rover Sport Exterior
According to evidence gathered through test mule sightings such as Wilco Blok’s, the Range Rover Sport will once again serve as the Range Rover’s close sister.
The proportions and design characteristics would remain the same. Although this is precisely what devoted customers want in the next model generation, progress will be gradual.
According to spy images, the front-end of the next-generation Range Rover Sport has a somewhat curving headlamp that does not correspond to the new Range Rover design aesthetic. Perhaps the disguise is intended to protect the finished product. Still, the finish is far too accurate to be referred to as provisional headlights.
The frame and inlays of the radiator grille are identical to the larger model’s. The visible short overhangs on the sides indicate that the test mule is a Range Rover Sport.
The quad tailpipes towards the back suggest that we’re looking at the SVR version. A stronger lowering of the D-pillars on the Sport, albeit not as clearly visible in these photographs, could be a design detail that reminds some of the non-mass-produced Range Rover SV Coupe.
2023 Range Rover Sport Interior
With a concept-like appearance, plenty of new tech features, and a slick interior, the 2018 Range Rover is Land Rover’s most modern and opulent SUV yet. But, a few months after the “normal” Range Rover, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations will release an even more luxurious version, with precisely the kind of subtle touches that I seek from luxury cars this decade.
Land Rover has combined the confusing SVAutobiography & SVAutobiography Dynamic trim levels from the outgoing Range Rover into a single trim called SV, accessible in both short- and long-wheelbase versions when it goes on sale in 2023.
However, several design themes will be available, the first two of which being SV Serenity & SV Intrepid. Customers will customize their Range Rovers using these themes effectively pre-designed configurations with specified color and trim options.
2023 Range Rover Sport Feature of Safety
According to our colleagues at auto evolution, JLR is experimenting with the 2023 Range Rover Sport with a weird round item on the roof, most likely a LiDAR.
It’s expected a newer, more compact LiDAR from Bosch, a German engineering firm. For SAE Level 3, 4, & 5 autonomous driving functions, Bosch claims its first long-range LiDAR sensor is “indispensable.” It can operate at long and near ranges, making it suitable for use on roads and in urban areas.
2023 Range Rover Sport Price
The optional BMW-sourced 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine is standard on the SV. Range Rover hasn’t disclosed pricing for the SV. Still, we expect it will start around $200,000—and that’s before you begin customizing it to your preferences.