With the massively redesigned Range Rover out of the way, Land Rover is now working on getting its next-generation Range Rover Sport ready for the public eye. Wearing far less camouflage than the last time we saw this SUV, we're starting to get a better idea of what the Range Rover's brasher relative will look like.

Up front, it looks like the Sport will be getting a more pointed nose than the new Range Rover, and we can also see that the lower fascia has a sportier appearance and LED running lights similar to the smaller Evoque. Our spy shooters also added that this prototype appears to be wider and lower than the current model.

Since this vehicle was caught testing near the Arctic Circle, Land Rover benefited from a bit of extra camouflage courtesy of a thick layer of snow covering the rear, so we still don't have a good idea about what the back of the new generation will look like. Speaking of the rear end, there is still no confirmation as to whether the Range Rover Sport will be getting a seven-passenger version, so we'll likely have to wait for more information about this new Land Rover until closer to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall where we expect it to debut.


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      jsndacruz
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Massively redesigned Range Rover"? Careful with the adjectives, guys.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      i was hoping the sport would be a little less conservative looking.
      Rr778
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the ford explorer under pinning the range rover, will it also under pin the the ranger rover sport?
        rmt_1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rr778
        The Ford Explorer does not share any of its structure with the new Range Rover. You may be confusing the Range Rover with the Evoque, which does use Ford components like the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. The new Range Rover shares platform technology with Jaguar's aluminum XJ Series, which is why it weighs about 700 pounds lighter than its previous generation. The Range Rover Sport is suppose to use the same platform as the Range Rover, but probably with a different wheelbase and track width.
        Tyler
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rr778
        Was that a joke? The Explorer has nothing to do with the Range Rover- it's [very] distantly related to the Evoque only due to their common Volvo platform origins.
      AngeloD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Land Rover should concentrate on strong and easily accessible lift points for tow truck operators to use when retreiving these massively unreliable, engine failure prone, electrical system nightmares from the roadside. These vehicles are not built to first world standards. The mindset that would crank out such rolling dreck wouldn\'t even pass muster at Lada nowadays. Absloute crap.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AngeloD
        You do realize the average Land Rover owner does not care, right? First owners anyway.
      ferdinandrover
      • 1 Year Ago
      The looks of the HSE have been ruined and the Sport is following suit. Thoughts of portly mini-vans and explorer's emanate from this design. As someone who purchased a 2004 HSE, then replaced it with a 2011, LR has lost me as a customer. I realize the majority of LR owners never take it off-road etc. etc. but regardless the company shouldn't lose sight of the fact they're selling a pedigree that is quickly being diluted.
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Coolest (no pun intended) camo I've ever seen, I believe. I've seen scores of custom paint jobs that are infinitely less attractive than the camo on this tester.