If we look at the recently redesigned model from Land Rover, the design language is relatively cautious. For example, the Range Rover 2023 looks very much like its predecessor, albeit with a more attractive rear end. The second-generation Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport models also reflect the British automaker’s direction.
Our friend from Kolesa.ru took a shot to render the next generation Range Rover Sport based on a recent spy shot. The result is an SUV with an evolutionary redesign, not a revolutionary one. For this digital redesign, the SUV features slimmer headlights and grille, along with a simplified LED signature. The intake bumper spans the width of the vehicle instead of being separated in three places.
On the sides, the roof drops slightly towards the back like the previous model. The traditional clamshell hood remains, and the render even includes Velar-style pop-out doorknobs. Kolesa.ru even added a redesigned wheel based on spy photos. As for the rear, the site reckons the future Range Rover Sport will have a tall strip on the tailgate that houses the lights and trim. The bumper-mounted license plate holder seen on the test car is also in the renders.
But what do we know so far about the SUV of the future? The Range Rover Sport 2023 will use a modified MLA-Flex platform that supports the full-size version. Engine options tend to be similar to those of its older sibling, meaning a range of mild hybrid six-cylinder gas units and turbodiesel units. A plug-in hybrid is also in the car, along with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that may have come from BMW. It’s the eight-cylinder option that probably powers the high-performance SVR model.
For now, Land Rover has not said when it will launch the third-generation Range Rover Sport. But given that the car has sported less camouflage lately, we could see its premiere before the end of the year.