A short video spot of Land Rover gives a very brief glimpse of the upcoming Range Rover Sport that the manufacturer posted on Twitter (see clip below), and it also shows a dark image of the upcoming SUV’s dashboard.
While the exterior of the Range Rover Sport is slightly visible, a supplied image shows a headlamp design that is thinner than the setup of the outgoing L494-Generation model. Meanwhile, the interior features a refined dashboard with infotainment that adopts the Pivi Pro floating touchscreen which is a 13.1-inch unit with haptic response to the full-size L460 Range Rover that debuted in October last year.
While the new Range Rover’s dashboard cleaner is compatible with the minimal overall look, the upcoming model is true to the Range Rover Sport layout of a high-set center console that is tilted to match the center of the dashboard, while the center console itself wears metal-look trim on each side. Which is a distinctive feature. In contrast, the full-size Range Rover employs a more horizontal center console combined with a more steep dashboard.
It is expected to use Range Rover’s MLA Flex underpinnings, designed with electric drives in mind but will support internal combustion and plug-in hybrid powertrains using 48-volt electric architecture.
Thus, the Range Rover Sport can be expected to feature engine line-ups that are roasted for full-size Range Rover, such as an inline-six 3.0L petrol, an inline-six 3.0L diesel, a PHEV 3.0L inline. – Six petrols and a BMW-powered 4.4-liter Beaterbo V8 petrol engine that will be new to the Range Rover Sport, as was the case with the fifth generation L460 Range Rover. There are also the latest transmission selectors like the L460 and other current Jaguar Land Rover models like the Jaguar F-Pace.
Expected use of the MLA Flex platform and 48-volt electric means the possibility of carrying an integrated chassis control setup from the L460 Range Rover, enabling active roll control that can set torque up to 1,400 Nm to prevent body roll. At 900 Nm at 200 milliseconds, the Land Rover said about the L460 at its launch.
The third-generation Range Rover Sport has a few more weeks to go before its scheduled May 10 premiere, which is also the time to open the order book. Do you like the look of the upcoming SUV so far?
– Land Rover (Land Rover) April 25, 2022
Gallery: 2023 Range Rover Sport SVR Development Unit Spitshot
Gallery: 2023 Range Rover Sport Spitshot