14/03/2013 10:00 | By Tim Pollard, managing editor, MSN Cars

New Range Rover Sport (2013) leaks in window tint gaffe

New Range Rover Sport leaked on US forum

Range Rover Sport - the new 2013 one

The new 2013 Range Rover Sport has leaked out early, ahead of its planned public debut at the New York Auto Show. It's our first chance to see the new Range Sport, shorn of all its prototype disguise.

It's clear to see the influence of the new Range Rover design philosophy - there's a little more clear water between the regal Range Rover and this more sporting spin-off this time round. You can spot hints of the smaller Evoque crossover, too.

These pictures have spread around the internet like wildfire. Apparently, they were taken by a window tinting company that had been asked by Land Rover to tint the windows of the new Range Rover Sport for an American TV commercial.

Unfortunately, one of the staff decided to publish the photos on a social media website. They were unavailable for comment when MSN Cars tried to contact them.

Range Rover Sport 2013: tints and all

If you want to see the new 2013 Range Rover Sport in all its glory, you'll have to wait for its official debut in New York on 27 March. The RR Sport is Land Rover's biggest-selling model in America.

Under the svelte new skin lies a derivative of the new Range Rover's aluminium-intensive architecture. It means that the new 4x4 will be considerably lighter than the model it replaces, tipping the scales some 300kg lighter.

That brings benefits to the performance, economy and handling of the new Range Rover Sport. Expect a similar range of engines, too, including 3.0-litre V6 and V8 petrol and diesel powertrains - and a hybrid will be offered a couple of years after launch.

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