Land Rover is busily working on creating lighter versions of the its offerings in an attempt to head looming fuel economy regulations off at the pass. That includes the Range Rover Sport. Details are skimpy as to exactly what kind of weight savings we can expect from the next-generation vehicle when it debuts, but it's clear that Land Rover is already hard at work on a few prototypes. Our spy photographers managed to catch a mule out and about on public streets wearing sparse camouflage and plenty of sheetmetal from the current SUV.

Next year will see the Range Rover Sport equipped with a new eight-speed automatic transmission manufactured by the gearbox gurus at ZF paired to a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine in the UK. The transmission isn't expected to be mated with the company's gasoline V8 offerings, however. Stay tuned for more information on the next-generation Range Rover Sport as it becomes available.


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      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love those mufflers.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jonathan
        • 3 Years Ago
        I have some bad news... the Escalade is a Tahoe. sorry.
        KAG
        • 3 Years Ago
        Cadillac Escalade is the poser of the class, refer to the Top Gear video were they try to take it off roading against the Range Rover and it gets stuck.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KAG
          That wasn't Top Gear. That was a Jeremy Clarkson DVD.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      After hearing one horror story after another about their reliability, Im not sure why anyone would buy an LR.
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does it cone with a mechanic??
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Check out those mufflers, sexy
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not only do they need to really lose some weight, these cars needs the diesel engine BADLY. Their mileage is inexcusable. The LR4 is such a great SUV, but how can anyone ever consider it when the V6 used to get 14/19?
      markscomments
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome! Love to see what this new version will be.