2013 Range Rover Sport

During the buildup that lead to the release of the 2012 Range Rover Evoque last October, we speculated the Evoque would eclipse the Range Rover Sport as Land Rover’s best-selling model in the U.S. market. As it turns out, we were mistaken. The “perfect storm” of price, features, size, capability, and style that is the Range Rover Sport continues to make the vehicle the company’s volume leader.

2013 Range Rover Sport

Given that the Range Rover Sport has more in common with the Land Rover LR4 than it does the Range Rover, the 2013 Sport is not getting a generational update for the new model year as is its larger cousin. Instead, the 2013 Range Rover Sport is a nearly direct carryover from the 2012 model and receives only a handful of cosmetic options to the exterior and interior. These options build on refinements that were added over the previous two model years, as John Edwards, Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, speaks to here:

“The Range Rover Sport was substantially revised in 2011 with major powertrain enhancements and raised equipment levels to reinforce its outstanding breadth of capability. This year we’re going one step further, offering even more choice with some great new colour combinations and detail improvements to redefine the Range Rover Sport’s class-leading levels of comfort and customer appeal,” said Edwards. 

Exterior and Interior Updates

2013 Range Rover Sport WheelOn the outside, the 2013 Range Rover Sport gets new 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in Sparkle Silver (pictured right) and five new body colors: Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana, and Mariana. If you opt for the Supercharged trim, you will also have the option of getting bright red or black Brembo brake calipers. You can see a photo in the gallery below detailing the look of the red Brembo brakes behind the optional 20-inch five-spoke Style 6 wheel. 

On the inside, two new interior trims color options offer dark surroundings with lighter colored seats or you can order your RRS with a lighter surround and darker seats. There is also a new carbon veneer pack. The audio system was upgraded significantly for the 2012 model year and remains unchanged for 2013. Also included is Land Rover’s “Say What You See” voice recognition system, which last year replaced the previous — and persnickety — voice control system. 

2013 Engine Options Unchanged

The two engine options for the U.S. market are the 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 and the Supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 510-horsepower. Both engines were carried over from 2012. Depending on local emissions regulations, buyers living in markets with available diesel power are offered either a 256-horsepower 3.0-liter EU5-compliant diesel, a 211-horsepower 3.0-liter EU5-compliant diesel, or a 245-horsepower 3.0-liter EU4-compliant diesel engine.

See Also: 2013 Range Rover Sport Limited Editions (Updated 5/18/2012)

 

2013 Range Rover Sport Front View



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