Minor changes seen in new spy shots of facelifted Range Rover Sport. Land Rover will also likely introduce a new 5.0 liter V8 supercharged engine into the new Range Rover Sport when the model hits dealerships in 2010.

More spy shots of the facelifted Land Rover Range Rover Sport, spotting roaming somewhere in the UK.

The changes seem to be rather minimal, with new front and rear bumpers, a narrowed grill and modified side air intakes. Take a look for yourself and play 'spot the changes'.

What we do know is that the new Range Rover will be getting LED daytime running headlights and LED lights at the tail too.

Also, a new 5.0 liter V8 engine is likely to be coming with this upgrade, probably to replace the current 4.2 liter V8. No real details on power output have been leaked or made public but it suffices to say a supercharged 5.0 liter will have considerably more horses.

Land Rover may also replace the current 2.7 liter diesel available in the Range Rover Sport with a new 3.0 liter turbocharged V6.

This model faces some pretty stiff competition in the marketplace. Models such as the BMW X5 and X6 and the Audi Q7 come to mind. One may ask if Tata Motors is doing enough to keep the aging Range Rover Sport competitive in its segment. But, hey, its a Range Rover, with all the romance of stalking across the African continent that entails. Maybe that'll do until the next generation Range Rover Sport comes along.

The face lifted Range Rover Sport is expected for 2010.

The next generation Range Rover is likely to launch in 2013.




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