The all-new Range Rover Sport has broken cover… sort of. Today Land Rover released a very blurry image of the car prior to its official launch at the New York Auto Show on 26 March.
The third model of the new Range Rover family launched in two years, the firm claims it will be the fastest, most responsive and most agile Range Rover to date. It follows the award-winning Range Rover Evoque in 2011 and all-new Ranger Rover in 2012.
The new Sport is based on the same all-aluminium platform as the new Range Rover and will be built along the flagship model at the firm’s new “Premium Lightweight Architecture” production line in Solihull, West Midlands.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: “The all-new Range Rover Sport takes the model to another level. It is Land Rover’s most dynamic vehicle yet and showcases the best of British design, engineering and technological innovation.”
We’ll have to take Edwards’ word on that for now, but it will at least feel at home in New York. More Sports are sold to in New York than any other area in the world. And if New Yorkers are involved, expect a glitzy launch when it is driven through Manhattan a day before the opening of the New York Auto Show.
Prices are expected to start at around £55,000 when it goes on sale later this year.