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Range Rover Sport 2023: $360K SV gains twin-turbo V8 mild-hybrid powertrain


The new Range Rover Sport SV flagship boasts 467kW and sub-four-second performance

Land Rover has officially revealed the Range Rover Sport SV, the first mild-hybrid flagship in the model’s history. 

Powering the new SV will be a BMW 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with mild-hybrid assistance that produces total outputs of 467kW/750Nm

In ‘dynamic launch mode’, the SV overboosts to 800Nm and is claimed to be capable of sprinting to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds.  

2023 Range Rover Sport SV front 3/4 static
The new Range Rover Sport SV

But the top-shelf Range Rover Sport won’t come in cheap. It will launch in a special SV Edition One P635 trim priced from $360,800 before on-road costs, or a significant $163,000 more than the Autobiography D350 variant. 

The Range Rover Sport SV Edition One will compete with other premium luxury SUVs such as the BMW XM, Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV and the Porsche Cayenne

The new Range Rover Sport lineup is available to order in Australia now, with the range opening with the $143,600 SE D250 variant. First deliveries are expected from Q4, 2023.  

2023 Range Rover Sport SV interior wheel and screen
A look inside the new Range Rover Sport SV

The lineup, which is listed below, currently consists of diesel and plug-in hybrid variants, outside of the forthcoming SV. 

Land Rover says that petrol derivatives of the Range Rover Sport will not arrive locally until MY25. 

What makes the Range Rover Sport SV a special vehicle?

2023 Range Rover Sport SV carbon fibre wheels
Carbon fibre wheels will be a first for the Range Rover Sport SV

Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport SV has several world firsts, including the use of a 23-inch carbon-fibre wheel option that sheds up to 76 kilograms of weight from the vehicle. 

Another first is the use of carbon-ceramic brakes for the first time in Range Rover’s history, as well as a carbon-fibre bonnet. 

Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport SV has one of the most sophisticated suspension setups in its class – called 6D Dynamics – that uses hydraulic interlinked dampers, height-adjustable air springs and pitch control all standard. 

2023 Range Rover Sport SV quad exhaust pipes
We can’t wait to hear the growl from the SV!

The new Range Rover Sport SV rides between 10mm and 25mm lower than other Range Rover Sports in the lineup and works in collaboration with all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and torque vectoring by braking. 

Other key features of the SV include a sizable 29-speaker Meridian sound system, speakers installed in the front seats and a 13.1-inch centre touchscreen. 

Range Rover Sport 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • SE D250: $143,600
  • Dynamic SE D300: $156,050
  • Dynamic HSE D350: $174,000
  • Dynamic SE P460e: $178,650
  • Dynamic HSE P460e: $187,500
  • Autobiography D350: $197,700
  • SV Edition One P635: $360,800