The camouflage is starting to come off the 2023 Range Rover Sport as a modestly disguised prototype has been spied being loaded onto a transport.
While the pictures aren’t the best, they give us a better look at the model’s front bumper which features two horizontal intakes as well as two vertical ones at the outside edges. The model also sports a more pronounced front lip and what appears to be ‘floating’ fog lights.
Elsewhere, we can see a slender grille that is flanked by evolutionary headlights. The model has also been equipped with a rounder hood, streamlined bodywork, and familiar front fender vents. They’re joined by power retractable door handles, a pronounced shoulder line, and chunky side skirts.
Rounding out the highlights are slimmer taillights and a slopping roof that meets a larger spoiler. Designers also moved the license plate recess from the liftgate to the rear bumper.
Spy photographers haven’t gotten a look inside yet, but the cabin will likely follow in the footsteps of the new Range Rover. This means we can expect a minimalist design as well as higher quality materials. The model could also be equipped with a 13.7-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.1-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system.
Engine options will presumably be shared with the Range Rover and this means we can expect an assortment of options including a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 395 hp (295 kW / 400 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. Customers should also be able to opt for a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 developing 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque. If that’s not enough, the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR may crank things up to 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS).
Since variety is the spice of life, the Range Rover Sport may also be offered with two plug-in hybrid powertrains. Certain markets, such as Europe, should also see a handful of diesel options.