The all-new Range Rover has been a huge hit among critics, who’ve generally praised the SUV for its improved performance, better refinement and increased fuel economy. Within the Range Rover lineup, the best selling models carry the Sport badge, meaning that any redesign must continue to give customers what they expect while advancing the product line forward.
We’ll know all about the 2014 Range Rover Sport models (including HSE and Supercharged variants) when the New York Auto Show opens at the end of March. Until then, Land Rover has given us this teaser video of the Range Rover Sport being loaded into a container for shipment to New York. It’s hard to spot detail (aside from the headlight and bright copper paint), but this much is clear: like the Range Rover redesign on which its based, the 2014 Sport won’t be a radical departure in styling from the current model.
While engine details are still pending, we’d expect the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, good for 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, to carry over into the new range. The same is true for the normally-aspirated 5.0-liter V-8, found in HSE models, which should deliver 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Look for both fuel economy and handling to be upped compared to the previous models, too.
Update: The new 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport was leaked onto the internet today via Sam Moores Photography on Facebook