Land Rover has revealed a slightly tweaked version of the Range Rover Sport for the 2013 MY.
No, this isn’t the ‘New’ Range Rover Sport, the one we expect to be based on a cut-down version of the 2013 Range Rover.
Instead, this is the last hurrah for the current Range Rover Sport with its underpinnings stolen from the Land Rover Discovery and weighing the same as one of Jupiter’s middle size moons.
You’re safe to assume that Land Rover hasn’t exactly gone overboard with the 2013 refresh for the RRS, just enough to keep it semi-fresh until new meat arrives; probably by the end of 2013.
Cosmetic changes are really limited to some new alloys and new colour options - Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana and Mariana – and a set of red Brembo brake callipers if you dig deep and buy the 5.0 litre Supercharged Sport.
Inside, the changes to the 2013 Range Rover Sport are, if anything, even more underwhelming with the options of different ‘Upper’ and ‘Lower’ shades and the adding of a carbon veneer pack. That’s it.
Nothing changes on the engine front either, with the very good 3.0 litre diesel churning out 252bhp (we never did get the once promised ‘Super’ version of the 3.0 litre diesel in the RRS with nearer 275bhp) or the hugely powerful (but still struggling to make the weighty RRS do anything stunning) 5.0 litre Supercharged V8.
And with that, it’s goodbye to the Range Rover Sport as we know it.
2013 Range Rover Sport Photos