After almost a decade on sale, the current Range Rover Sport is about to make way for a redesigned model.
It’ll be revealed at 7pm British Standard Time on Tuesday, May 10 2022.
Australians burning the midnight oil can therefore watch the reveal on Land Rover’s YouTube channel at 4am AEST on Wednesday, May 11.
Before the livestream, Land Rover has released a handful of teasers of the new model.
There’s a simple, uncluttered dashboard, with hidden air vents and a tablet-style Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system that’s positioned within the centre stack instead of jutting out the top of the dash.
The centre console is angled upwards to meet the screen instead of being flat like the Range Rover’s, though we can see similar dials and the same shifter in the Range Rover Sport.
The exterior teasers are much less revealing, however previous spy photos have shown the new Range Rover Sport will feature an evolutionary design with slimmer headlights and tighter overhangs.
Land Rover calls the Sport the most dynamic member of the Range Rover family, and says it “has been redefined, effortlessly blending unmistakable presence, unrivalled on-road capability and the latest advanced digital and chassis technologies”.
Under the skin, the next-generation Range Rover Sport will ride on a version of the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) MLA Flex architecture used in the fifth-generation Range Rover.
It’ll also offer a range of 48V mild-hybrid petrol and diesel variants, as well as plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains.
The EV will be a first for the Sport line, and Land Rover will use electric motors from BMW.
Land Rover has previously said it’ll reveal six all-electric vehicles by 2026, with the first debuting in 2024. The new Range Rover has already been confirmed to be getting an electric version in 2024.
The high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR model is expected to feature a variation of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 used in many BMW models, including the M550i xDrive and M8 Competition in different states of tune.
This twin-turbo 4.4-litre BMW V8 produces up to 467kW of power in its most powerful form, outperforming Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged V8 which puts out 423kW in the current Range Rover Sport SVR.
As one of the company’s best-selling models – in 2021, it was outsold only by the Defender in Australia – there’s a lot of pressure to make sure Land Rover gets this next-generation Range Rover Sport right.