In the luxury world of the Range Rover lineup, the Range Rover Sport is the most practical one. It is the only model that comes with three rows of seats, the practicality that’s combined with typical qualities of the British manufacturer, such as excellent off-road capability, high-end interior and capable engine options. However, the competition is getting tougher, while the current generation is getting older. So, it’s no wonder that the new model is in the works and that it will come as the 2023 Range Rover Sport, according to the latest reports.
From what we know so far, the new model will get a new platform, which will allow all forms of electrification. Furthermore, the company will implement all kinds of new technologies, while a big part will come from the new partnership with BMW. Of course, we count on a completely new styling as well, though we can’t say much, as the test mule still wears a camouflage.
2023 Range Rover Sport Redesign
This redesign will certainly bring a lot of novelties. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. As you may presume, the new 2023 Range Rover Sport will ride on the company’s new Longitudinal Modular Architecture, which will bring benefits in various aspects. The new model will be lighter and feature stiffer chassis. Furthermore, the new platform will support all kinds of electrification, but we will get on that in a couple of moments.
Naturally, the new 2023 Range Rover Sport will come with a completely new exterior design. So far, the test mule has been spotted on the road but it still wears complete camouflage. We can’t see much through it, though the headlights seem to look narrower than before. We presume that the styling will take a lot of inspiration from the Velar, at least at the front. When it comes to the overall shape, the test model doesn’t look significantly different compared to the current one. The size seems similar, as well as the wheelbase and overhangs. So, we may presume that the interior space won’t change drastically either.
As we’ve just mentioned, the size shouldn’t change drastically. So, we presume that the amount of space will remain the same as in the current model. This means that the new 2023 Range Rover Sport will offer a couple of spacious and comfortable seats, while the third row will be tighter, but still useful enough. If the size is about to remain similar, we presume that the cargo area won’t be much more generous either. For reference, the current model offers around 10.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its optional third-row seats, 31.7 cubic feet behind the second and 63.7 cubic feet behind the first row. Those numbers are below-average for the segment.
2023 Range Rover Sport Engines
Big changes are coming under the hood as well. First of all, the current inline-six and V8 units will be replaced. Most likely, base models will come with a turbo-four, while we also count on BMW’s twin-turbo V8 to power the most capable variants of the car.
Also, the new generation should bring a lot in terms of electrifications. The initial version will certainly come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the offer, while an all-electric version is expected at some point as well.
2023 Range Rover Sport Release Date and Price
We expect to see the all-new 2023 Range Rover Sport sometime in the second half of the year. The current model starts at around 72.000 dollars and we presume that the new generation won’t feature a much higher starting price.