Land Rover Range Rover Sport spotted in full, gets new alloy wheels, headlights, and front grille
Ahead of its global debut set to take place on 10th May, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has been spotted undisguised. This comes right after the brand released a set of teasers revealing certain bits of the luxury SUV recently.
Slated to become the third generation model, the Range Rover Sport features visible changes inside out. For starters, the headlight is now slimmer with a sharp curvature.
The front area is divided into 3 sections housing a small almost-rectangular grille at the top followed by 2 more at the bottom split by the bumper strip.
There is also a scooped out grille at both the sides. On the side, though the overall silhouette remains the same, the 2022 Range Rover Sport’s edges are more rounded and pleasant. Though the A, B, and C pillars are blackened like the older car, the roof is now body coloured unlike the previous generation model.
The indicators on ORVMs have been given a miss though. The tyre size remains almost identical to the second generation model but the wheels now feature a different alloy design that’s finished in matt black.
The body paint also looks slightly different. It’s not the Portofino Blue that we see on the current car. Though not much can told about the rear, there must be subtle changes.
The SUV will reportedly get the brand’s new MLA Flex architecture that promises 50 percent more torsional stiffness.
On the inside, there seems to be a host of changes. The interior looks modern with new details. The touchscreen looks large while the steering also looks updated with silver accents.
Coming to the powertrain, the new Sport is expected to get BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 S63 mill that puts out 626 HP and 750 Nm. But, the V8 might be tuned to suit the luxury SUV. The 2022 Range Rover Sport could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in 4.6 seconds with the new engine. In addition, there would also be few more electric and hybrid powertrains on offer.
Like the previous generation Range Rover Sports, the new model will undertake a unique challenge during its upcoming unveil.
It has previously completed a series of challenges namely the record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, the first recorded crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula, and the first ascent of the 999 steps to Heaven’s Gate in China in 2018.