2023 Range Rover Sport Gets Modernist Redesign with Luxury, Dynamics and Electrification in Mind
The New 2023 Range Rover Sport has arrived, giving us a dynamic luxury SUV that pulls in the modernist philosophy we’ve already seen play out on the new flagship Range Rover. With this the third-generation iteration, the Range Rover Sport DNA is only elevated, furthering that muscular stance we’ve come to love.
Revised detailing on the exterior include a new, slimmer front grille and LED lighting units, which help to create a new Daytime Running Light signature. All this sits atop a more dynamic lower bumper that’s aimed at creating greater visual width. At the rear, LED taillights run horizontal instead of the outgoing model’s horizontal design. Surface LED tech comes to a production vehicle for the first time which become even more impressive at night. The Range Rover’s signature rising shoulder line runs the length of the vehicle, further enhanced by new lower fender details and the longest spoiler ever to land on a Range Rover.
Having seen the new Range Rover Sport in person during a private viewing last month, the details help to align this new luxury SUV with the other vehicles in the Land Rover stable. Details on the exterior are in line with what we’ve seen in everything from the Velar up to the new big body Range Rover. This includes the flush door handles and even the lower bumper design up front. There’s cohesion without outright uniformity and we’re here for it. Much of this is a result of Land Rover’s modernist approach but we’re sure electrification plays a crucial part here as well. With that in mind, the hidden waist rail finisher, laser-welded roof and other design-enabling technologies help to deliver a drag coefficient of just 0.29.
Step into the all-new interior and you’re met with a cockpit-like cabin that features the best the Range Rover brand has to offer in terms of tech and materials. Innovative and sustainable material options include tactile and lightweight Ultrafabrics premium textiles or luxurious Windsor or soft Semi-Aniline leathers. Duo Tone colorways are a no-brainer, as is the option to extend the rich textiles to the dashboard and doors. Moonlight Chrome finisher helps to strike the perfect contrast. The First Edition gets Satin Forged Carbon finisher which adds more depth and detail to every surface it touches.
Floating in the center stack is a 13-inch curved touchscreen housing the Pivi Pro infotainment system, this time with haptic feedback. The 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display features high-definition graphics that complement that of the Pivi system as well as a reconfigurable layout so drivers can see the information that’s most important to them.
At launch, the 2023 Range Rover Sport will be offered in four trims — P360 SE, P400 SE Dynamic, P440e Autobiography, and P530 First Edition. This means customers can choose from two mild-hybrid powertrains, an electric hybrid that gets you 48 miles of all-electric range, and a BMW-sourced 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. An all-electric iteration is due to arrive for 2024. Built atop Land Rover’s MLA architecture, we get 35 percent higher stiffness and a specially-tuned Integrated Chassis Control system. The First Edition gets a new Dynamic Response Pro system which works directly with the standard Dynamic Air Suspension to deliver active roll control and a heightened level of cornering composure. The Stormer Handling Pack, unique to the First Edition, includes the aforementioned Dynamic Response Pro as well as All-Wheel Steering, Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking and Configurable Programs. All this helps tailor your drive to the elements, both on and off road. Pricing for the First Edition starts at $121,500 but expect it to be a bit harder to attain.
At $83,000, the starting price for the 2023 Range Rover Sport is higher than the outgoing generation but with it comes a slew of standard technology, including Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto as well as a dedicated 15W Wireless Device Charger. All models are also fitted with Emergency Braking, 3D Surround Camera, including front and rear parking sensors, Wade Sensing, ClearSight Ground View, and Maneuvering Lights – Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The New Range Rover Sport is available to order now with deliveries beginning this fall. See more of it in the gallery and head to landroverusa.com now to build yours.