Land Rover offered a very fleeting glimpse of the next one Range Rover Sportin a short video spot that the automaker posted on Twitter. A “dark” image of the dashboard of the upcoming SUV is also shown.
Although little can be seen of the exterior of the Range Rover Sport, uThe image shows a headlight design that is even thinner than the outgoing L494 model configuration . Meanwhile, the interior shows a revamped dashboard with infotainment that appears to adopt the Pivi Pro mobile touchscreen, a 13.1-inch unit with haptic feedback seen in the Range Rover L460, life-size that made its debut in October last year.
While keeping in line with the cleaner, more minimalist overall look of the new Range Rover’s dashboard, the upcoming model remains true to the Range Rover Sport layout. This means a high center console that tilts to meet the center of the dashboard. The center of the console itself shows metal finishes on each side which is a hallmark of the model. In reverse, the base Range Rover employs a more horizontal center console that meets a more vertical dashboard.
Range Rover Sport, same engines as the classic model?
The new SUV should use and MLA Flex buses of the Range Rover, designed with electric traction in mind. This platform anyway it will support internal combustion and plug-in hybrid powertrains, using a 48-volt electrical architecture.
Therefore, the Range Rover Sport can be expected to include the range of engines that are planned for the “classic” Range Rover. This means a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder petrol, a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel, a 3.0-liter in-line PHEV. In addition to these, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine of BMW origin which will be a novelty for the Range Rover Sport. Also featured are the latest gear selector as on the L460 and other current Jaguar Land Rover models such as the Jaguar F-Pace.
The intended use of the MLA Flex platform and 48 volt electrical system means the ability to transfer setup Integrated Chassis Control dalla Range Rover L460. This allows active roll control which can distribute up to 1,400 Nm. Of these, 900 Nm are available in 200 milliseconds, as Land Rover stated at the launch of the L460.
There are still a few weeks left before the premiere scheduled for May 10, a date that will also coincide with the opening of orders.