This month, Land Rover announced the new Range Rover Sport for 2023. For the upcoming model year, the series breaks down into SE, Dynamic, and Autobiography trim levels. A ‘First Edition’ launch version will be available for a limited time.
The exterior of the newest Range Rover Sport strikes a typically graceful chord, and for 2023 the lineup is powered by I6 turbo hybrid and V8 biturbo powertrains. A good amount of thought went into the interior of the series. The overall design sensibility looks almost serenely uncomplicated, a neat trick considering the tech and varied luxuries hiding behind the smooth surfaces and insight-dependent controls. Chrome accents enhance the effect.
The lineup begins with the Range Rover Sport P360 SE, which starts at $84,350, and comes with 21-inch wheels, Adaptive Cruise with Steering Assist, and Rear Collision Monitor; interior features include two-zone climate control, 20-way electric Windsor perforated leather memory seats in front and power recline seats in back; the infotaiment system features Pivi Pro, Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto, and a Meridian audio system. Its mild-hybrid I6 puts 355 horsepower at the beck and call of the driver, and can reach a top speed of 140 MPH.
For many buyers, the P400 Dynamic SE trim will be more attractive; it base stickers at $7K above the entry level, but adds Terrain Response to the performance features list, and wrings 395 horsepower out of the drivetrain for a top speed of 150 MPH. The $105,550 base P440e Autobiography trim adds plug-in hybrid functionality, 22-inch wheels, adaptive off-road cruise, all-wheel steering, improved cabin lighting, and an Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking.
The $122,850 base P530 First Edition is the top variant, with Park Assist, a Head-Up Display, 23-inch wheels, and a 523-HP V8 that pushes the Sport to a top speed of 155 MPH.
EV buyers will need to be a bit patient; although the hybrid and V8-powered 2023 Range Rover Sport variants are available now, the all-electric Sport won’t arrive for another year.