The Range Rover Sport has been teased ahead of its world debut in New York later this month.

The second-generation performance flagship from the British luxury SUV manufacturer will appear for the first time in a ‘live drive’ event through Manhattan on March 26 on the eve of the 2013 New York auto show.

The Range Rover Sport becomes the luxury division’s third all-new model in two years – following the Range Rover Evoque in 2011 and the new Range Rover late last year – and promises to be Land Rover’s “fastest, most responsive and most agile vehicle to date”.

The new Sport will benefit significantly from its new underpinnings, upgrading from the old model’s off-road-focused separate-chassis platform derived from the Land Rover Discovery 4 to the all-aluminium monocoque architecture of the new Range Rover.

Land Rover global brand director John Edwards said the new Range Rover Sport would take the nameplate to “another level”.

“It is Land Rover’s most dynamic vehicle yet and showcases the best of British design, engineering and technological innovation,” Edwards said.

New York City is the largest Range Rover Sport market in the world, and the go-fast SUV is Land Rover’s top-selling model in the US.

The all-new Range Rover Sport is set to reach Australian showrooms before the end of 2013.

  • StevieP

    I’ve been super excited about this Sport. I’m hoping for a good dose of the Evoque’s slim head lights and tail lights in there. It’s a shame we can already see the roof line has a pretty tame slope.

    • Modern Man

      The Sport is a more practical SUV type car with the emphasis on being smaller and cheaper then the full size job, hence the squarer roof line.

      • $29896495

        As you wrote, lights look to be the only change.

  • Zaccy16

    the drug dealers car is back!

  • MisterZed

    Wow, that’ll be exciting… a live drive through Manhattan, taking about 3 hours and going at 20 km/h.. lol.

  • poindexter

    the Disco 4 does not have a separate chassis guys. neither did the disco 3

    • Roundedbrick

      Yes it does, it’s why you can take the body off a Disco.

      “Land Rover developed a body construction method, marketed as Integrated Body Frame (IBF), where the engine bay and passenger compartment is built as a monocoque, then mated to a basic ladder-frame chassis for the gearbox and suspension. Land Rover claims IBF combines the virtues of monocoque and ladder-frame – though it makes for a heavy vehicle, compromising performance and agility”.