2023 Range Rover Sport Has BMW And Mercedes In Its Sights

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The new Range Rover Sport is expected to arrive next year.

Since the current Range Rover Sport launched in 2014, Land Rover has faced stiff competition from the BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE, which have been redesigned for new generations. Since the Range Rover Sport is one of its best-selling models, Land Rover can't afford to be left behind by the competition. Thankfully, spy shots of prototypes have confirmed an all-new Range Rover Sport is in development.

Once again, our spies have spotted the new Range Rover Sport undergoing road testing ahead of its debut. Unfortunately, the prototype is still heavily camouflaged, but we're expecting the styling changes to be evolutionary.

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Land Rover has fitted narrower headlights and new horizontal rear lights that will give the new Range Rover Sport a bit of a Velar vibe. It also has a larger tailgate spoiler and a more sculpted body, making it look more aggressive than the regular Range Rover. In terms of proportions, the new Range Rover Sport appears to have a similar wheelbase to the current model with shorter overhangs.

More significant changes will be found under the skin. Underpinning the Range Rover Sport will be Land Rover's Modular Longitudinal Architecture platform that supports mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric drivetrains, so expect the new Range Rover Sport to be offered with a variety of electrification options.

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As part of a deal with BMW, Land Rover could replace its current supercharged V8 with a new twin-turbo V8, while the all-electric variant could use the same electric powertrain as the BMW iX. As for the interior, spy shots have shown the new Range Rover will be upgraded with a fully digital gauge cluster, a larger touchscreen, more luxurious materials, and redesigned switchgear. We expect the new Range Rover Sport will also benefit from these upgrades.

The new Range Rover is expected to debut later this year, so its Sport sibling will most likely arrive around a year after in late 2022.

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