Some nice tweaks for the Sport in 2013, let’s hope the next 2013MY announcement is a bit more exciting though.
Just a few inconsistencies in the official PR released. The tech documents, although named 2013 are titled 2012 within the document. And the last line of the press release says:
“Gears are selected by the rotary gear shifter and steering wheel paddle shift.”
On the Range Rover Sport with a gasoline engine and the six speed transmission, it’s always been the standard gear selector, the pictures showing the 2013 interior also show the standard gear selector.
NEW DESIGN FEATURES REDEFINE THE CLASS-LEADING APPEAL OF THE RANGE ROVER SPORT FOR 2013
· Five new paint finishes offer greater customer choice
· Striking new alloy wheel design
· Red Brembo™ brake callipers for Supercharged model
· Wider choice of interior colour combinations
· New carbon fibre veneer pack
Whitley, UK, May 16 2012 – For 2013, the Range Rover Sport consolidates its position as the most dynamic and luxurious sports tourer in its class with fresh new colours and a greater choice of interior trim and alloy wheel designs.
When a Range Rover Sport is ordered with the Luxury package, it gets a unique badge indicating the upgrade:
And I say why stop there!! There are plenty of option packages for the Range Rover Sport that could also get the coveted badging spotlight.
Here are some great examples:
And finally, what if you’ve checked more then one option on your order form:
So as far as the HSE Luxury thing goes, why not just bring back an actual Range Rover badge from the past – Range Rover Sport LSE!
Here are the official shots of the refreshed Range Rover Sport for 2012. I think they did a great job on the new tailgate. I absolutely love that “Range Rover” is now “above the fold” and “Sport” stands alone on the left side – it never felt right with “Range Rover” at the bottom.
And here’s a great video review of the 2012 Range Rover Sport:
20in 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel Diamond Turned Finish ‘Style 8’ – Autobiography Sport
20in 15 Spoke Alloy Wheel (Style 3)
20in 15 Spoke Alloy Wheel Diamond Turned Finish (Style 4)
20in Stormer Alloy Wheel Sparkle Silver Finish
New Standard Autobiography – 20in 5 Spoke Diamond Turned (Style 7)
New Standard Supercharged – 20in 9 Spoke Sparkle Finish Alloy Wheel (Style 9)
Optional Supercharged & Autobiography – 20in Polished (Style 10)
Standard HSE – 19in 15 Spoke Alloy (Style 5)
Standard HSE with LUX – 20in 5 Spoke Alloy (Style 6) – Optional Supercharged
19in 5 V-Spoke Alloy Wheel (Style 1)
20in 5 Spoke Alloy Wheel – Gloss Black Finish
And apparently the part number for the new “RANGE ROVER” center cap is: LRO27409