The all-new 2013 Range Rover Sport has entered its final production stages ahead of its long-awaited launch date early next year. Before this however, Land Rover will be showing off the new 2013 model at the New York or Geneva Motor Show. Based on an identical monocoque to that of the other 2013 Range Rovers making waves across the world, the new Sport edition is expected to follow closely in the footsteps of the rest of the range in terms of specs and features.
Prices for the 2013 model are expected to increase by around 10%, but the new Range Rover is expected to deliver quite the package for the extra costs. Along with an all-new suspension system and one of the most sophisticated aluminum platforms in the industry, the 2013 Range Rover Sport will also be significantly lighter.
The automaker has managed to shed around 300KG from the new model, which weighs in at just under 2,100KG. In turn, the 2013 Sport is guaranteed to be significantly more agile and dynamic than the current version.
Engine-wise, the base-model for the 2013 Sport range will come with a turbocharged V6 diesel powerplant serving up 255BHP. According to industry insiders, there will also be the option of a twin-turbo V8 diesel option delivering 335BHP. Rumor also has it that there will by a diesel-electric hybrid version of the 2013 Sport hitting the market next year too, which offers combined power of 33BHP and a zero to 60 time of 7.5 seconds.
On the outside, the new Range Rover Sport is to be lavished with the usual array of tweaks and subtle refinements to deliver a more sporty look overall, while the cabin will feature a luxurious leather trim option and various refinements to comfort.
The 2013 Range Rover Sport will hit US dealerships during Q1of next year.