Land Rover is planning to launch a new Range Rover Sport next year and the model is expected to make its public debut in early 2013 during an auto show.
The new Range Rover Sport is base on the same aluminum monocoque as the new generation of the Range Rover and the model is expected to weigh the same as its sister, meaning that the entry-level version, equipped with the V6 diesel engine, should weigh around 2,160 kg, 300 kg less than the current entry-level model.
The base version of the new Range Rover Sport will get the turbocharged V6 diesel engine under its hood, which will produce a total output of 255 BHP and 442 lb-ft of torque, along with the V8 supercharged generating 504 BHP and 461 lb-ft of torque. An upgraded version of this unit is expected to hit the market considering the fact that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is getting 542 BHP.
A diesel-electric version of the new Range Rover Sport is also in the workshop and the model will get 333 BHP, which will allow it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and emit just 169 g/km of CO2. Additional details on the new Range Rover Sport are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its debut.