7th February 2020
All-new Range Rover Sport spotted testing
Range Rover’s latest iteration of their Porsche Cayenne rival has been seen undergoing winter testing.
Ahead of it’s 2022 launch, the third-generation Range Rover Sport has been spied carrying out testing on a frozen lake as part of the brand’s vigorous programme. The next iteration of Range Rover’s sporty off-roader will look to tackle the latest Porsche Cayenne and more.
Due to the typical camouflage paint job and panels, the new Sport’s look and styling is still somewhat under wraps. However, these shots do give enough of an idea as to the direction the car will go, with the same boxy promotions as the current car still present. The front and rear of the new Sport will adopt similar design queues as the Velar, with sleeker headlights and tail lights plus a new grille.
Inside the new Range Rover Sport is expected to keep it’s practical seven-seat layout – something that has always set the car apart from it’s rivals. On top of this, the brand’s latest generation 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system – initially launched in the all-new Defender – will be implemented to give the car a much-needed technological boost.
Naturally any technical information on the car is some way off being revealed, although it’s a fairly safe bet to say that an electric model of sorts is on the horizon. The new Range Rover Sport is built on the Land Rover MLA platform, an architecture which is set to be used on the other next-gen Range Rover models as well as the all-new Range Rover crossover due in 2021.
This platform allows for a fully electric twin-motor setup and suggests that those three model lines will launch with some form of electrification. Whilst all three use the platform however, the Sport may not launch with a fully electric system and could instead stick with a hybrid unit. The current model utilises a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol partnered with an electric motor, so we may see a more modern, powerful version of that – perhaps a new twin-motor electric partnered with the smaller 1.5-litre that appears in the Evoque hybrid.
Greg A family man that loves his 4x4s. And beer.
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