New Range Rover Sport: Price, specs and release date

  • New Range Rover Sport will reach showrooms in late-2022 with prices start at £79,000
  • Luxury SUV will be launched with diesel or plug-in petrol hybrid power  
  • Electric Ranger Rover Sport will be launched in 2024

Land Rover has detailed its all-new, third-generation 2023 Range Rover Sport luxury SUV. Sitting beneath the recently launched new full-size Range Rover and above the Velar, the new Range Rover Sport is available to order now with delivaries starting in late-2022. 

Now with a five-seat cabin and without the option of seven seats, the new Range Rover Sport combines a luxurious cabin crammed full of the latest technology with a more engaging driving experience than the bigger Range Rover. With straight-six, mild-hybrid diesels and petrol, two new plug-in hybrids and a thumping great twin-turbo V8, the new Range Rover sport has lots to offer luxury SUV buyers. 

2023 Range Rover Sport: price and release date

The all-new Range Rover Sport is priced from £79,135 for the entry-level D250 diesel version. That makes it around £15,000 cheaper than the entry-level Range Rover, although it’s a significantly higher starting price than the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne

Expect the plug-in hybrids to command a premium, and higher-end engines and trim levels will push well over £100,000. Eventually there is expected to be a full-on SVR performance version, and a full EV - the latter could well approach £150,000 with some choice options. 

Land Rover is opening orders for the new Range Rover Sport right now. Deliveries are yet to be confirmed, but expect the first examples to arrive in showrooms towards the end of 2022. 

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2023 Range Rover Sport: styling and interior

The outside of the new Range Rover Sport is somewhat familiar in its overall proportions and stance, and is immediately recognisable. There’s been a number of detail changes, however. 

Slimmer digital LED headlights combine with a narrower black grille, and the deep front bumper gives the front-end a muscular look. Side-on, we can see the new car’s flush-fitting deployable door handles and black glasshouse.

At the back, the new Range Rover Sport has the longest and largest rear spoiler ever fitted to a Range Rover. There’s also new, slim LED tail-lights linked by a black bar for the badging, while the number plate now sits in the bumper instead of in the centre of the tailgate. 

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These changes, along with a slippery underbody, all help to make the new Range Rover Sport 15% more aerodynamically efficient than the outgoing version, improving fuel efficiency. 

Inside the Range Rover Sport closely mimics the full-size Range Rover, but with a more driver-focused, wraparound cockpit. The dash is dominated by a 13.1-inch central touchscreen using Land Rover’s latest and more advanced (yet apparently faster and easier to use) Pivi Pro infotainment, while a separate climate control stack still features. 

There’s also a 13.7-inch digital instrument display, while the Sport uses Amazon Alexa voice control along with built-in e-SIMs, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and wireless phone charging. The whole car’s electronics are upgradable via over-the-air updates, too. 

Further new tech includes an advanced cabin air purification system that is claimed to be able to filter out Covid-19 particles, active noise cancellation, plus a Meridian Signature Sound System with up to 29 speakers, including speakers in four of the headrests.

2023 Range Rover Sport: engines, performance and specs  

The new Range Rover Sport features a choice of six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines - all of which featuring 48v mild-hybrid technology - along with a pair of plug-in hybrids and a powerful range-topping V8 model. 

Three straight-six diesels are offered: A 249PS D250, a 300PS D300 and a 350PS D350. All put power through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, with the most powerful D350 capable of 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds and up to 38.2mpg according to the official figures. 

Two straight-six petrols are available with either 360PS or 400PS. The latter manages 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and up to 30.1mpg combined. But that’s not the fastest Range Rover Sport: The P530 uses a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 530PS and 750Nm of torque, enough for a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds.  

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For many it’ll be the new plug-in hybrids that matter most. The most affordable is the P440e, which uses a 3.0-litre straight six petrol combined with an electric motor. But Land Rover’s headline variant is the P510e. 

That also uses a straight-six petrol engine but mates it to a 105kW electric motor and substantial 38.2kWh battery pack. Putting out 510PS in total, it can do 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. But more important is its electric range of up to 70 miles and CO2 emissions of just 18g/km. 

Land Rover has confirmed an all-electric version of the Range Rover Sport will arrive in 2024. Details of it are thin on the ground, but expect to see similar performance to the plug-in hybrids along with an electric range of at least 300 miles. 

1Is it worth getting a Range Rover Sport?

The Range Rover Sport is a luxurious and desirable big SUV that’ll definitely impress the neighbours. More than that, though, it’s spacious, good to drive and filled with upmarket features. It’ll be expensive to run, though, and might not be all that reliable. 

2Is the Range Rover Sport good for a long drive?

If travelling in comfort and style matters most then the Range Rover Sport is great, with hugely comfortable seats, a plush ride and powerful yet smooth engines. It won’t be as fuel efficient as a smaller SUV, however. 

3How much is a Range Rover Sport now?

That depends on the age and mileage. The cheapest first-generation Range Rover Sport with high mileage can be found for around £5,000, while you’ll need at least £25,000 to get yourself in the most recent model.

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