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2014 Range Rover Sport Spy Shots
Dec 21,2012  •   4579 views  •  Source

The all-new fourth-generation 2013 Range Rover just made its debut a couple of months ago at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and now we can look forward to the next new vehicles from the brand. One of these is a new generation of the Range Rover Sport, which, unlike the current model, will be much more closely related with the regular Range Rover but feature its own distinct style.

Set to be introduced for the 2014 model year, the new Range Rover Sport will more closely resemble the aggressive lines of the smaller Range Rover Evoque and come with a sharply-angled roof and narrow, slit-like lights both front and rear.

The latest spy shots show more of the Range Rover Sport's front end, though abundant camouflage makes it hard to pick out the overall look; at the rear, the camouflage is even heavier. In earlier spy shots the prototype had been dressed to look like a Volvo, but underneath the camouflage were hints of an aggressive and much more appealing design than the somewhat blocky look of the current model.

The platform will be shared with the latest 2013 Range Rover; it is a lightweight, rivet-bonded aluminum design based on a modified version of the platform underpinning the Jaguar XJ. By combining this with some advanced composite materials, Land Rover engineers are likely to have reduced the vehicle's weight dramatically. In the Range Rover, there have been savings of more than 700 pounds on some variants.

The current model’s engine lineup should carry over, though with significant revisions to make them more environmentally friendly. One possibility is the adoption of an eight-speed automatic instead of the current six-speeder, an option that is already offered on certain models sold overseas.

The new HSE should get a 5.0-liter V-8, good for 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, while the range-topping Supercharged variant will likely get a force-fed version of the same V-8 good for 510 Horsepower and 461 pound feet of torque. Other markets will get a turbodiesel V-6 option and potentially a new supercharged gasoline V6 as well.

The interior will feature a much more premium look and feel, complete with carbon fiber themed packages or traditional polished wood for the trim. A large display screen in the center stack, digital instrument cluster and an available Harmon/Kardon sound system should also feature.

Stay tuned for updates as development progresses, and look for the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport to hit showrooms before the end of 2013.

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