2023 Range Rover Sport debuts with clean styling & electrified options


Following the debut of the 5th gen full-size Range Rover in October 2021, Land Rover has now revealed the 3rd gen Range Rover Sport, with prices in the UK starting at £79,125 (OTR). Besides electrified powertrain options, a fully-electric version is scheduled to debut in 2024. And in addition to S, SE, HSE and Autobiography trims, a First Edition trim is gonna be available throughout the first year of production.

As with its full-size sibling, the Range Rover Sport follows the same minimalistic, clean design language with smooth flowing lines and surfaces. The so-called “reductive design” has resulted in a drag coefficient of just 0.29 Cd. Built on the same MLA-Flex platform as its big brother, the new Range Rover Sport is said to offer 35% higher torsional stiffness compared with the previous Range Rover Sport. For those interested to know the dimensions, the new model measures 4,946 mm long, 2,209 mm wide and 1,820 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,997 mm.

Key features include Dynamic Air Suspension with switchable-volume air springs; Dynamic Response Pro—a 48-volt electronic active roll control system; all-wheel-steering; Torque Vectoring by Braking, and Electronic Active Differential.

Inside, the dashboard design is pretty similar to that of its larger sibling. Key features depending on the trim include a 13.1-inch Pivi Pro curved infotainment display; built-in Amazon Alexa; wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity; a 13.7-inch driver display; 22-way adjustable, heated and ventilated electric memory front seats with massage function; Cabin Air Purification Pro which is claimed to absorb SARS-CoV-2 virus as well; Active Noise Cancellation; 29-speaker Meridian Signature Sound System, and 15-watt wireless smartphone charger.

Standard safety including ADAS include Emergency Braking, 3D Surround Camera, front & rear parking sensors, Wade Sensing, ClearSight Ground View, Driver Condition Monitor, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, petrol buyers will have the following options:

  • P360: 3.0L six-cylinder turbo combined with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; 265 kW (360 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque
  • P400: 3.0L six-cylinder turbo combined with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; 294 kW (400 metric hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque
  • P530: 4.4L V8 biturbo; 390 kW (530 metric hp) and 750 Nm (1,020 lb-ft) of torque

For those who want diesel, the new Range Rover Sport will offer the following options:

  • D250: 3.0L six-cylinder turbo combined with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; 183 kW (249 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque
  • D300: 3.0L six-cylinder turbo combined with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; 221 kW (300 metric hp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque
  • D350: 3.0L six-cylinder turbo combined with 48-volt mild-hybrid system; 257.5 kW (350 metric hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque

For those interested to plug-in, the following are the options:

  • P510e: a combo of a 3.0L six-cylinder turbo petrol, a 105 kW (143 metric hp) electric motor and a 38.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack; combined figures are 375 kW (510 metric hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of peak torque. This variant claims to offer a WLTP EV range of up to 113 km (70 mi) and real-world range of up to 88 km (55 mi). Official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 5.4 seconds.
  • P440e: same powertrain as above, but the combined figures are 323.5 kW (440 metric hp) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft).

All engines are coupled with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Off-roading credentials include Terrain Response 2 system and Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control. Download the full press information sheet here.

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