- Next-gen Range Rover Sport spotted
- Sportier styling cues
- Mild-hybrid, hybrid and pure EV models likely
- New Pivi Pro touchscreen system
- Due to be released in late 2022
- Likely to cost from around £65,000
The current Range Rover Sport is the second-best-selling SUV in the British brand’s range after the Evoque, which makes this all-new car – spotted testing ahead of its launch in 2022 – a crucial model for the brand.
With a strong focus on hybrids and, potentially, even a fully electric model in the works, the new Range Rover Sport will be an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron.
New Range Rover Sport design
There is a lot of swirly camouflage disguising the new Range Rover Sport’s body panels but the family resemblance with the current model is clear to see.
The front end features a similar grille and headlight design – these may be temporary items for now – while the body panels retain that chunky, upright stance of the current car.
The door handles aren’t the flush-fitting items as used on the Velar, although they do look slimmer than before.
Those odd little discs on the roof and small protrusions behind the front wheel arches may be sensors and cameras for the UK’s connected car project that both Bosch (which has its logo on the sides of the car) and Land Rover are collaborating on.
The rear is also more of an evolutionary design, with the current car’s signature split tailgate visible beneath the wrap.
A small exhaust cut-out in the bumper signals that this isn’t one of the top V8 SVR models, while the two small taillights are unlikely to be the ones you see on the finished car.
New Range Rover Sport interior
No official images of the Range Rover Sport’s cabin have been seen yet but you can expect a thoroughly updated and pared-down cabin.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, as featured on the recently updated Jaguar F-Pace, is almost certain to feature here, too.
New Range Rover Sport engines
The upcoming Range Rover Sport will have a range of mild-hybrid and hybrid engines as well as fully electric options in due course.
The electric model will be designed in partnership with BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover plans to have its first all-electric Land Rover model by 2024. The larger petrol-powered models may also use BMW’s current range of 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 engines.
New Range Rover Sport price and release date
The Range Rover Sport should make its official reveal in 2022. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the current range starts off at £64,685 for the D250 diesel and tops out at £101,920 for the 575hp P575 supercharged V8. Prices should see a nominal increase across the board when the new model goes on sale in late 2022.
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