The all-new, third-generation Range Rover Sport has arrived. It’s the sharpest, sleekest design yet, while still being even richer in technology and luxury. Add more electrified power options and a more dynamic driving experience, and we’re intrigued.
2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport gets much of the design, performance, technology and luxury upgrades that have captured the attention of the new Range Rover in recent times. However, it is a more performance-oriented on-road performance vehicle while still delivering the all-weather and off-road capability that Land Rover is known for.
We’ll start seeing the new Range Rover Sport in US dealerships later this year, with price from $83,000 to $121,500. It will be built at Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant in the UK, alongside the new range rover.
“The exceptional New Range Rover Sport sets new standards as the ultimate sporting luxury SUV, building on seventeen years of unique customer appeal,” said Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Landrover.
“It’s the latest embodiment of our vision to create the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles, effortlessly blending new levels of durability with the iconic qualities that have made the Range Rover Sport so popular.”
2023 Range Rover Sport driving dynamics
Built on the all-new chassis architecture that underpins the latest Range Rover, Range Rover Sport is the performance road vehicle in the Land Rover range. This new chassis increases the vehicle’s torsional stiffness by up to 35 percent over the outgoing model, which should bode well for how it handles when you throw it around a corner.
“Land Rover’s pioneering Flexible MLA Architecture and the latest chassis systems combine to deliver the highest levels of dynamism we have ever seen in Range Rover Sport,” said Nick Collins, Executive Program Director of vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover.
Collins added: “Integrated Chassis Control governs the full suite of innovations, coordinating everything from the latest volume-switchable air suspension system to our Dynamic Response Pro 2 electronic active roll control. The result is the Range Rover Sport the most captivating and exciting of all time.
Land Rover pioneered the use of air suspension in mainstream vehicles for on-road and off-road comfort and performance. Its latest Dynamic Air Suspension system, which introduces switchable volume air springs for the first time, is the latest evolution of the system and is fitted as standard on every new Range Rover Sport.
Alongside the air suspension system on some models is a new Dynamic Response Pro active roll control system, all-wheel steering, torque vectoring by braking and an electronic active differential. Dynamic Response Pro is a 48-volt electronic active roll control system.
This system is capable of applying up to 1,000 foot-pounds of torque to each axle, for ultimate cornering performance. The all-wheel steering system provides up to 7.3 degrees of rear steering. All of these systems should take this heavyweight luxury SUV to new heights of performance.
It’s a Land Rover, so it also has four-wheel drive as standard equipment, in this case a new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system. It also features the latest off-road driving mode system – Terrain Response 2 – which can automatically sense the terrain being traversed and adapt the chassis to best deal with it, or be manually selected for instant peak performance in all conditions.
Although the Range Rover Sport is the most road-focused Land Rover, it has the all-terrain, all-weather capabilities that the brand is known for.
For 2023, the Range Rover Sport even gets All-Terrain Adaptive Cruise Control, an evolution of Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control system. We will likely see this new feature on other Land Rover models soon.
2023 powertrain options
Although we don’t have a diesel option for 2023, we do get new electrified powertrains. All 2023 Range Rover Sport powertrains will use the proven ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the Range Rover Sport P360 SE and P400 SE Dynamic trim levels, we get a mild-hybrid 3.0L turbocharged inline-6. mpg city/25 highway.
On the P440e Autobiography trim, we get a plug-in hybrid version of this 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 – with a 105 kW electric motor and 31.8 kWh battery – developing 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of couple. This plug-in hybrid (PHEV) also offers an estimated 48 miles of all-electric range.
The top-of-the-line P530 First Edition gets a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that develops 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The Range Rover Sport P530 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds, thanks to the use of Dynamic Launch Mode. Of course, all that power comes with fuel economy, as it delivers 15 mpg city/20 highway. Land Rover has already announced that in 2024 we will also see an all-electric Range Rover Sport.
Range Rover Sport exterior design
Matching the Range Rover’s modern design aesthetic of a sleek monolithic chiselled design with crisp LED lighting signatures, the 2023 Range Rover Sport looks aggressive and luxurious at the same time. Of course, we also get the clamshell bonnet, floating roof and clean vehicle-length shoulder line that we’ve come to expect from every vehicle wearing the Range Rover badge.
The stealthy grille and black detailing, along with the thinnest daytime running lights ever fitted to a Land Rover, help break up the clean, sculpted lines created by the flush windows and door handles. These features, along with the longest spoiler ever fitted to a Range Rover, contribute to impressive aerodynamics. The 2023 Range Rover Sport has a drag coefficient of just 0.29.
The new Dynamic trim level puts even more emphasis on the performance characteristics of this SUV. It offers unique front and rear bumpers and a bespoke lower cladding finished in body color.
It also features detailed exterior design cues such as satin gray alloy wheels, satin burnished copper finishes on the hood louvers and side ingots, and a Matte Graphite Atlas finish on the front grille and Range lettering. Rover.
Inside the new Range Rover Sport
With an all-new chassis comes an all-new interior and even more comfort, luxury and technology. Of course, you still benefit from the characteristic Range Rover driving position, which offers excellent visibility to the outside world for all occupants of the vehicle. The interior is all about a clean, crisp and luxurious modern design aesthetic, to match the exterior refinements and feel.
You can choose from durable Ultrafabrics, unique textiles and a variety of leathers for interior fabrics. Modern Moonlight Chrome interior finishes provide a soft contrast to the fabrics while hidden speakers integrated into the headrests and doors keep the aesthetic clean and crisp. The 22-way adjustable heated, cooled and massaging seats are sure to make any Range Rover Sport driving experience comfortable.
With the impressive Meridian sound systems on offer – one with 29 speakers and 1,430 watts of power – there’s no bad room in the house. Each of the four main seats has personal sound zones for the ultimate personalized comfort. The audio system also works with the Active Noise Cancellation system to eliminate road, tire and wind noise from the cabin, while enhancing engine sound in dynamic driving mode.
The latest Pivi Pro infotainment system is controlled via the touchscreen in the center console. It integrates Alexa, which works without a smartphone connected. Of course, it also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both fitted as standard on all 2023 Range Rover Sport trim levels.
Focusing on the times we live in and the issues we face daily, Land Rover has added the next generation Cabin Air Purification Pro to the Range Rover Sport. It not only removes odors, bacteria and allergens from the air inside the vehicle, but it can also filter the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
You can even purify the air in the cabin before a trip, for example after a valet has brought your vehicle to you, or while driving, thanks to an advanced CO2 management function.