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New Range Rover Sport 2021 detailed: Big changes under the skin for BMW X5 rival

The Range Rover Sport has had its engine line-up re-worked to include the brand's new diesel inline six engines.

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its facelifted Range Rover Sport for the 2021 model year, and while it follows its smaller Discovery Sport sibling on looking near identical from the outside, there are larger changes underneath.

Headlining the changes are a line-up of the brand’s new mild-hybrid 3.0-litre inline six diesel engines, which replace the outgoing V6 and V8 diesel engine options, as well as a re-worked range of petrol drivetrains.

The inline six diesels are split into three tiers by power output – the D250 (183kW/500Nm), D300 (221kW/650Nm), and D350 (258kW/700Nm) – all of which are paired with 48V mild-hybrid systems to allow them to comply with more stringent European emissions standards.

On the petrol side, there continues to be a choice of 2.0-litre four-cylinders and 5.0-litre supercharged V8s. The two four-cylinder choices include the P300 (221kW/400Nm) and the carryover plug-in hybrid variant, the P400e (297kW/640Nm). The V8 variants include the P525 (386kW/625Nm) and the top spec P575 (423kW/700Nm) residing in the SVR, which is said to be the most powerful V8 in Land Rover’s history.

The new 3.0-litre inline six diesel powertrain options replace the outgoing V6 and V8 diesels. The new 3.0-litre inline six diesel powertrain options replace the outgoing V6 and V8 diesels.

The P400e is capable of up to 41km of fully electric driving range utilising a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can be charged in two hours and 45 minutes using Type 2 Mennekes European-standard charging infrastructure. It also features a ‘Save’ function which allows the driver to choose when the car uses its EV-only mode. Land Rover says the P400e can use as little fuel as 3.3L/100km.

On the outside the Range Rover Sport gets a slightly re-worked bumper treatment, and new laser-augmented LED headlight clusters consisting of 142 individual elements. A Bronze shade joins the available colour schemes.

The Range Rover Sport receives only a mild visible change for the 2021 model year. The Range Rover Sport receives only a mild visible change for the 2021 model year.

The interior includes the brand’s ‘Touch Pro Duo’ dual 10.0-inch multimedia and function screens (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support) as well as a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10.0-inch holographic head-up display. A 4G hotspot is available with WiFi connectivity for up to eight devices.

All Range Rover Sports have air suspension standard with adjustable ride height, and are all wheel drive with a 50:50 torque split, including a transfer case and active locking rear differential. An optional lighter all-wheel drive system by Torsen is also available with a 42:58 torque split and single-speed transfer box.

Australian arrival timing for the updated 2021 Range Rover sport is to be confirmed.