Sharing a great deal underneath with the new, incredibly refined, Range Rover, can the new Sport live up to its big brother?
This is the new 2023 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover’s latest luxurious SUV.
It’s based on the same architecture that underpins the latest full-fat Range Rover, which means it’s a largely aluminium 4×4 that’s very much full-size for Europe – not so huge by US standards.
The range is incredibly broad, from diesels through to a V8, but here Matt Prior is testing the plug-in hybrid, badged P510e.
That combines a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor with its oomph provided by a 31.8kWh battery. The car has 503bhp, which is good enough for a 5.4sec 0-62mph time and a 150mph top speed. It also has a 70 mile electric-only range if you start fully charged.
In the UK, the Range Rover Sport range starts from around £80,000 and this particular model from £112,040.
Join us for a pretty brief first drive – we’ll bring you a more in-depth review including some rivals and off-roading from the UK later on.