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.