The all-new Range Rover Sport has been spied testing in heavy camouflage ahead of its scheduled launch in 2022. The third generation of the Sport will be Land Rover’s answer to premium performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne.
Despite the heavy disguise, it’s clear from the photos that the next-generation model’s silhouette will not take a radical diversion from the existing model which has been on sale (punctuated by a facelift in 2018) since 2013. However, while the fairly boxy proportions remain, details like the head and tail lights are likely to take on a sleeker, Velar-inspired look.
Past and current iterations of the Range Rover Sport have offered buyers a practical seven-seat layout, setting it apart from many rivals, and we expect that to remain the case with this new model. Land Rover’s next generation infotainment system, first used by the all-new Defender, will likely feature. In the Defender, this consists of a dual e-sim setup powered by a pair of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Am processors and a Blackberry QNX operating system.
While technical details are still some way from being confirmed, it’s safe to say that electrification will play a heavy part in the Range Rover Sport’s engine line-up. It’ll be one of three cars we know will utilise Land Rover’s MLA platform – the others being the next Range Rover and the all-new Range Rover crossover.
MLA can allow for a fully electric twin-motor setup, but it’s currently unclear as to whether this powertrain will make it into the next Range Rover Sport. What is certain is that electrification of some form will feature. The current model features a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with an electric motor which delivers 398bhp and achieves fuel consumption of 88.3mpg on the combined WLTP cycle.