The next generation Range Rover Sport has been spotted testing on track in Southern Europe. Our spy shots show a camouflaged prototype of what appears to be a near-production ready car.
Based on the newly launched Range Rover, the pictures show that the Sport will wear more aggressive headlamps and chunkier bumpers to its sister car. The roofline slopes more aggressively towards a more steeply raked tailgate window, to give the car an athletic stance befitting of its name. The Sport’s rear overhang is also much smaller.
Underneath, however, the Sport shares its platform with the Range Rover, meaning it too will weigh approximately 300kg less than the outgoing model.
It is expected to be introduced with Land Rover’s new-generation 255bhp V6 turbodiesel, with a 335bhp twin-turbo V8 diesel also being made available. Performance fans will be pleased to hear that a supercharged petrol V8 will also be offered, though with the rival Porsche Cayenne Turbo S now developing 542bhp, Land Rover may increase its current 504bhp output.
A diesel-electric hybrid V6 is also expected to be offered from launch, with CO2 emissions as low as 169g/km.
Inside, the Sport is likely to share the switchgear of the Range Rover, but will have a revised dashboard layout, with a sloped centre console.