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New Range Rover Sport rumoured to arrive in 2022

New Range Rover Sport rumoured to arrive in 2022

By Swansway Motor Group 20-01-2020

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Next-generation of popular SUV could prove to be a ‘make or break’ model for JLR

A new Range Rover Sport could be arriving on the market in 2022, if fresh reports are to be believed.

According to Autocar, development of the next-generation SUV is now underway with two years until its market launch. In the interim, it also says a facelifted version of the currently model will be introduced later this year.

That update will reportedly see the current model take on a mild-hybrid straight-six petrol engine, though the follow-up car will embrace electrification even further. Autocar claims it will take on more electrified powertrains than the existing Range Rover Sport, with the potential of an all-electric model joining mild- and plug-in hybrid options.

This is said to be possible thanks to the firm’s new ‘MLA’ platform — JLR’s new architecture designed with electrified models in mind. Developing this platform is cited as the reason for delays in the firm updating some of its models, with the current Sport’s now seven-year lifespan said to be a by-product of that.

Autocar adds that existing six-cylinder petrol models will be available, as well as four-cylinder hybrid options. It also says JLR could take advantage of its new engine partnership with German giants BMW for that latter option.

With the Geneva Motor Show on the horizon, it’s possible we’ll hear more on the updated version of the existing Range Rover Sport in the coming weeks.

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