Following a short teaser campaign, the new-generation Range Rover Sport has finally made its official global debut.

Range Rover Sport

Taking inspiration from its big brother — the all-new Range Rover — although, in a sportier application, the latest Sport-badged model’s sculpted exterior design is sleeker than ever before. The “stealth-like” front grille (Land Rover says it’s the slimmest ever fitted to a Land Rover) is flanked by tapered headlamps, incorporating digital LED lighting units and distinctive daytime-running lights.

The front design elements are echoed ’round the back. A redesigned rear end features slim LED taillamps linked via a full-width styling bar spanning the revised tailgate. The uninterrupted LED light graphics feature surface LED technology, a first for a production vehicle. On the side, the new Range Rover Sport features the British marque’s characteristic shoulder line. Flush door handles can be found here, too. 

Range Rover Sport

The revised cockpit features a 13.1-inch curved infotainment touchscreen, incorporating the firm’s Pivi Pro software, and a 13.7-inch interactive driver’s display. The former item features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless smartphone charging is also present, as is a Meridian sound system, complete with active noise cancellation, and a cabin purification system.

The automaker says the new Range Rover Sport introduces more advanced chassis technology, allowing for a more engaging and dynamic driving experience. The new model’s flexible mixed-metal architecture provides “up to” 35 per cent higher torsional stiffness than its forebear. 

The engine line-up comprises a duo of extended-range hybrids, six-cylinder petrol motors and diesel engines incorporating mild-hybrid tech. In addition, Land Rover will also offer the new Range Rover Sport with a twin-turbo V8. 

The P440e hybrid produces 324 kW for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of “just” 5.8 seconds. The P510e’s petrol-electric powertrain comprises a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and a 105 kW electric motor. This model produces a total output of 375 kW. 

Further engine options include the P360 and P400 mild-hybrid straight-six Ingenium petrol units, and six-cylinder D250, D300 and D350 mild-hybrid diesel engines. The V8 model is endowed with 390 kW, allowing a 0-100 km/h sprint time in “just” 4.5 seconds. Land Rover says, in 2024, the new Range Rover Sport line-up will evolve with the addition of a fully electric variant.

Land Rover South Africa has further announced we can expect the third-generation model to arrive here towards the end of the year.