2023 Range Rover Sport unveiled with epic weir climb

The 2023 Range Rover Sport made its world debut in the most spectacular fashion, undertaking a difficult ascent of a 193m weir weir against a torrent of water flowing at 750 tonnes per minute.

The new model tackled the Kárahnjúkar Dam with James Bond stuntwoman Jessica Hawkins at the wheel, having conquered Iceland’s volcanic landscape, rock climbs and flooded tunnels during testing.

Beyond theatrics, the new Range Rover Sport redefines sporting luxury, effortlessly combining assertive, instinctive on-road performance with signature refinement, progressive design sophistication and connected convenience.

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The third-generation model is the most advanced and dynamic to date, with a suite of powerful and efficient powertrains including a range-extending 6-cylinder electric hybrid, a powerful new V8 and Ingenium 6-cylinder hybrid gasoline and diesel engines light.

Pure electric propulsion will be introduced in 2024 as Land Rover continues its electrification journey. It will be available in SE, HSE and Autobiography specifications, with a First Edition available throughout the first year of production.

Dramatic proportions accentuate the distinctive character of the Range Rover Sport, with short overhangs, a strong front end and steeply raked windows front and rear. The sculpted exterior is also detailed with exquisite finishes.

These include a stealthy grille and digital LED lighting units, which create a distinct daytime running light (DRL) signature. The eye-catching designs, the slimmest ever fitted to a Land Rover, sit above a sculpted twin-opening lower bumper.

Sleek design cues echo at the rear, incorporating a sculpted tailgate with a full-width feature bearing Range Rover script. Uninterrupted LED graphics introduce surface LED technology to a production vehicle for the first time.

A signature shoulder line runs the length of the vehicle, accentuated by new lower fender detailing and the longest spoiler ever fitted to a Range Rover. The clean lines are enhanced by flush glazing and beautifully executed door handles.

Range Rover Sports 2023
Range Rover Sports 2023

You’ll also find a hidden waist rail finish and a laser-welded roof for a precise, technical and sophisticated appearance. These design-friendly technologies also contribute to excellent aerodynamic performance.

The new Dynamic model brings Satin Gray alloy wheels with the addition of Satin Burnished Copper finishes for the bonnet vents and side ingots, while the grille and Range Rover lettering are finished in Matte Graphite Atlas.

With unique front and rear bumpers and bespoke lower cladding finished in body colour, the Dynamic offers the most dramatic interpretation of the Range Rover Sport formula.

Inside, a new interior features a cockpit-like cabin that offers excellent visibility while cocooning the driver with a tall, sloping center console and intuitive technologies.

Innovative and durable material choices include tactile and lightweight Ultrafabrics premium textiles finished in attractive new Duo Tone colourways, while a unique textile option that extends to the dashboard and door detailing is also available .

Alternatives include luxurious grained leather, Windsor leather or supple semi-aniline leather. These tactile materials pair perfectly with the new Moonlight Chrome interior finishes. Next-generation cabin air purification is also available.

Those looking for luxury will find it in the 22-way adjustable heated and ventilated power memory front seats with massage function and wing head restraints. Flagship seats provide the ultimate support for long journeys.

Rear passengers benefit from ergonomically optimized seat geometry, with a 31mm increase in legroom and 20mm in knee room. Powerful Meridian audio options are available, including a 29-speaker audio system.

It comes with a new subwoofer and up to 1,430W of amplification power, including four headrest speakers that allow people traveling in the vehicle’s four main seats to enjoy sound zones personal.

Range Rover Sports 2023
Range Rover Sports 2023

Active Noise Cancellation plays its part here, reducing the effect of road and tire noise entering the cabin for the ultimate in cabin refinement or to allow occupants to enjoy the undiluted soundtrack provided by the powertrain of the new Range Rover Sport.

The new Range Rover also includes the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, deployable door handles with proximity sensing, soft door closing and approach unlocking. The automated step lock guarantees safety.

For 2023, the Pivi Pro infotainment features a high-resolution 13.1-inch floating curved touchscreen, controlling everything from navigation to media and vehicle settings. Haptic feedback improves the system.

The Pivi Pro display is complemented by a 13.7-inch interactive driver display, with high-definition graphics that echo the main system, and a reconfigurable layout so drivers can see the information most important to them.

Amazon Alexa functionality, while wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto both come as standard, meaning smartphones can be stowed away on the dedicated wireless device charger.

On the road, the luxury SUV also introduces more advanced chassis technologies than ever before, including an Integrated Chassis Control system designed specifically for the new Range Rover Sport.

All-wheel steering and torque vectoring by braking will feature on the P510e Electric and P530 hybrid powertrain lineup and bring with them a new 48-volt Dynamic Response Pro electronic active roll control system.

It works hand in hand with the latest generation of Dynamic Air Suspension, which introduces switchable volume air springs for the first time. An electronic active differential is also included.

Configurable programs will also provide the ability to customize drive modes, tailoring the on-road and off-road driving experience.

Inside the 2023 Range Rover Sport (overseas model shown)

Every new Range Rover Sport comes with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive, Land Rover’s latest Terrain Response 2 system and, for the first time, All-Terrain Adaptive Cruise Control .

Driver assistance systems include emergency braking, 3D surround camera including front and rear parking sensors, wading detection, ClearSight ground view and maneuvering lights, cruise control speed monitoring, driver monitoring, lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition.

The 2023 Range Rover Sport lineup comes in several diesel variants, including the SE D250 ($139,160), Dynamic SE D300 ($151,026), Dynamic HSE D350 ($168,638), Autobiography D350 ($191,141). $) and the D350 First Edition ($196,359).

The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model is the $198,097 Dynamic HSE P510 – offering 125 km of extended EV range and 375 kW of power. The range of petrol models will be launched in 2023 and will be available in SE 360, Dynamic SE P400 and HSE P400.

The latter will also be available as the HSE P530 (just like Autobiography and First Edition), powered by a 390 kW V8 biturbo and capable of 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds with Dynamic Launch activated. All prices are over on the roads.

The new Range Rover Sport is available to order now.

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