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New 2023 Range Rover Sport is More Upscale than Ever

The new Range Rover Sport is still an off-road superstar, it just never looked more like it doesn’t belong there

  • A fully-electric version goes online for 2024.

  • Two electrified V6 engines and a V8 will be initially offered.

Last fall, Range Rover introduced their flagship SUV. Stout and incredibly luxurious, it set the stage for the all-new extremely popular Range Rover Sport. Always immediately recognizable, the all-new 2023 Range Rover Sport brings an array of updated powertrains, more technologies, and more luxury features than ever.

2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Range Rover will offer no less than three hybrid versions. The first two P400 models will feature a mild hybrid turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine good for 395 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. The P440e will take electrification two steps further with a 31.8 kWh battery and a 105-kW electric motor. This PHEV SUV will be capable of an estimated 77 km purely-electric range while its output rises to a staggering 434 horsepower and 619 lb.-ft. of torque.

The First Edition P530 models will provide aural and physical thrills thanks to a BMW-sourced turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that provides 523 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. With it, the Sport can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. No details have yet been shared on the EV version, but we suspect that it will be at least as quick.

2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover

As always, the Range Rover Sport will excel on- and off-road. All Sports will get Range Rover’s Dynamic Air Suspension which can independently vary air pressure in each chamber. Its multiple settings enable impressive cornering abilities, ultimate comfort, and loads of ground clearance. Furthermore, the Sport will now feature all-wheel-steering, torque vectoring via ABS braking, and an electronic active differential. Lastly, all RR Sports will be fitted with Land Rover’s latest Terrain Response 2 system for endless off-roading capabilities.

Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The exceptional New Range Rover Sport sets new standards as the ultimate sporting luxury SUV, building on seventeen years of unique customer appeal. It is the latest embodiment of our vision to create the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles, effortlessly blending new levels of sustainability with the signature qualities that have made Range Rover Sport so popular.”

2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover

The new 2023 Range Rover Sport’s exterior design is a clear and brilliant evolution of the previous SUV. Essentially the same size as the outgoing model, the new Sport’s front facia has been lifted height-wise but the slim headlights give the illusion that it’s all at about the same height. The rear is bolder with its thin black band that reaches across the SUV and includes the taillights. Wheel sizes now reach up to 23-inches.

The cabin is now cleaner-looking with a simpler design. Materials are lush and feature tactile and lightweight Ultrafabrics premium textiles finished in attractive new Duo Tone colorways. The seats are nothing short of exceptional and can optionally be 22-way adjustable, heated, and ventilated with massage function and winged headrests.

2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover

The driver now faces a 13.7-inch Interactive Driver Display which is complemented by a 13.1-inch curved touchscreen that functions with Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system. Other elements found in the ultra-premium cabin are Cabin Air Purification Pro and a Meridian Signature Sound with the latest Active Noise Cancellation technologies.

The new 2023 Range Rover Sport is assembled at the Solihull Manufacturing Facility in the UK alongside New Range Rover. It is available to order now in Canada and the pricing structure is as follows:

P400Dynamic SMild Hybrid 3.0l i6 Turbocharged, 395hp/406 lb-ft$101,750
P400Dynamic SEMild Hybrid 3.0l i6 Turbocharged, 395hp/406 lb-ft$108,450
P440e (PHEV)Dynamic HSEPlug-in Hybrid 3.0l i6, 434hp/619 lb-ft combined$123,050
P530First Edition4.4l V8 Turbocharged Gas Engine 523 hp/553 lb-ft$133,650
2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover
2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover
2023 Range Rover Sport | Photo: Land Rover


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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