2023 Range Rover Sport Breaks Cover In An Epic Spillway Climb Video
The new Range Rover Sport gets an extensive overhaul and new powertrains
Land Rover has revealed the newest iteration of the Range Rover Sport in a very dramatic way. 2023 Range Rover Sport would get electrified powertrain options and is in the video, shown climbing the Karahnjukar Dam, tackling huge water currents flowing down at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. The video depicts the third-generation Range Rover Sport in all its glory and flaunting its performance and agility. The risky action was performed by the James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins, who’s neatly demonstrated the performance, traction, and capabilities of the new baby Rangie. Watch the entire action:
2023 Range Rover Sport: Design Changes
The new Range Rover Sport gets a thorough design overhaul and now looks more modern and aesthetic. Key design highlights include stacked grille openings, slimmer headlamps, new bumpers, smoother body lines, new wheels, flush-type door handles, a roof that sweeps back, soft-close doors, and new wheels. In its visual bulk, the new Range Rover Sport houses strong resemblances to the Range Rover Velar. The design is smooth and easier on the eyes than any of the Range Rover Sports to date. Land Rover claims a drag coefficient of 0.29 for the 2023 Sport.
The Sport gets a lot of modern-day technologies for 2023, like auto emergency braking, wade sensing, advanced cruise control, lane keep assist, maneuvering lights, driver monitoring, traffic sign recognition, an efficient 3D surround-view camera, and the Clearsight camera system we had seen previously on multiple Land Rovers. And, all the necessary sensors and equipment for these are neatly incorporated behind the grille, secluded from the layman’s eye. Love this!
Also worth mentioning is how clean and uncluttered the silhouette looks. There is almost nothing on the bodywork to hinder the visual flow. The surfaces are smooth, and the glasses and pillars get strong glazing that eliminates any notable visual gaps between the windows and the bodywork. Also noticeable are the flush-type door handles which had premiered through the Velar, and look even better on the new Sport. The car in the video is finished in a plush shade of Red. However, the designers at Land Rover have hinted that this might not make it to the color panel upon launch. However, we can expect a lot of exciting colorways to join the palette later, depending on customer demands.
The rear has been massively restyled. It looks cleaner, modern, and more stylish. The numberplate now sits on the rear bumper and tail lamps are mounted high on the tailgate. The tailgate as such, has smoother surfaces and a stylish Black garnish running along its width. The rear bumpers are good looking and get twin exhausts on the Sport in the video.
2023 Range Rover Sport Interior
The cabin goes for a major design overhaul. Key highlights inside include 22-way adjustable front seats with massage function and winged headrests, improved legroom at the rear, 29-speaker Meridian audio with Active noise cancellation, cabin air filtration system, 13.7-inch interactive driver display, wireless charger, and seat ventilation at the front.
2023 Range Rover Sport would come with a massive 13.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest-gen Pivi Pro infotainment engine with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Amazon Alexa integrations. The screen gets an intuitive curved floating design and offers a configurable user interface.
New Range Rover Specifications
2023 Range Rover Sport is underpinned by Land Rover’s new-age MLA-Flex platform. It gets a range of electrified powertrains. The P360 gets the 3.0L 6-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with mild hybrid tech and 355 horses on tap, while the larger P400 gets a stronger 395hp mild hybrid petrol powerhouse. There would also be a full-blown PHEV- Range Rover Sport P440e Autobiography with 434hp on offer and an all-electric range of 48 miles from its 105kW motor.
Thankfully, the baby Range Rover has its massively-adored V8 survive the extensive electrification exercise, without a scratch. The 4.4L Twin turbo V8 would be good enough to produce 523 hp on the new SUV. ZF-sourced 8 speed automatic would continue to be present across the range and there would be an improved AWD system, Terrain response 2, and adaptive air suspension too. There would soon be a BEV based on the Sport (hoped to debut in 2024), the details of which are expected to surface in the coming months.