Spy shots: 2010 Range Rover Sport facelift

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Changes will be minimal but may include the introduction of a supercharged 5.0L V8 model

Changes will be minimal but may include the introduction of a supercharged 5.0L V8 model

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Prototypes for Land Rover’s facelifted Range Rover Sport have been spotted again, this time undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe. The performance SUV already received a series of upgrades in 2007, including the introduction of a 3.6L twin turbo diesel V8, so for its next update the list of changes have been kept to a minimum.

The facelifted SUV is due to hit the streets by the middle of this year and is likely to be available with the existing 3.6L diesel as well as a new 5.0L V8 engine. This is the same unit that recently debuted in the all-new Jaguar XFR, although the Range Rover Sport will likely miss out on the supercharger as well as the 510hp (380kW) output.

Another possibility is the introduction of a V6 twin-turbo diesel, likely to be the new 3.0L unit used by Jaguar for its XF Diesel S. The commonrail turbodiesel V6 engine is rated at 271hp (202kW) and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of torque.

In addition to the engine upgrade, the new Sport will also receive a slightly revised face including a new grille design that’s reminiscent of the Land Rover Freelander/LR2 as well as a new front bumper. The side vents will also feature a slightly different design to the ports on the current model, and the headlights will be updated as well.
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Comments (8)
  1. Its hard to say that a car has been facelifted when it looks the same. I have the current sport surpercharged it looks damn close to that except maybe the grille has 2 ridges instead of 3.

  2. bradley, don't even give it that: this car is EXACTLY the same as the old one. if land rover calls this a facelift then i got a facelift yesterday and another one eleven seconds ago. they should at least TRY and change it up a bit, add some much needed flare or something...

  3. what facelift? did anything even change?

  4. I would suspect what your looking at is something you cant see. In this case a test mule of the existing model powered by the new models drive train.....

    Just a thought!

  5. Land Rover are notorious for making minute changes to the grills every year and then calling it a facelift

  6. Haha, is there any difference?!

    Looking to dupe some customers into an upgrade maybe. No need to change what is a beautiful vehicle though!

  7. Someone, on other site, said that he like the unstepped light/grille combo that is smoother and more modern-looking. Other person said that they forgot to mention one obvious change, the front fascia. Am I crazy? Drunk I'm not. It’s the same car.

  8. Bring the diesel to America

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