Land Rover has offering a new engine and mild hybrid technology for its Range Rover flagship. With the latest 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, “enhanced performance and quicker responses go hand-in-hand with improved fuel economy at the pinnacle of the luxury SUV segment”.
Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “Continued investment in our engine manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton is delivering new clean and efficient engine technology for our customers, giving the greatest breadth of choice yet.
“The P400 MHEV option on Range Rover Sport, with its refined, purposeful power delivery, has been well received by UK customers so we anticipate a welcome reception to this addition to the Range Rover range of vehicles.”
The latest 400HP Ingenium engine delivers 406 ft lb of torque that powers the new Range Rover from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and to a top speed of 140mph.
Land ever says that with the introduction of an electric supercharger that delivers immediate boost by spooling in 0.5s up to 65000rpm, the six cylinder engine provides an impressive torque response, comparable with engines with much bigger displacement, thanks to the optimal coordination between electric supercharger and twin-scroll turbocharger, which virtually eliminates turbo lag.
The combination of advanced features includes a twin-scroll turbocharger that, alongside Continuous Variable Valve Lift, boosts power by helping the new engine breathe with maximum efficiency. Not only does this optimise performance and fuel economy, while reducing emissions, it does so with the customary poise and refinement customers expect from a Range Rover.
These features, underpinned by the latest Ingenium petrol engine, form part of a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain designed to bring enhanced efficiency to the range with fuel economy of 30.4mpg (9.3L/100km) and CO2 emissions of 212g/km (NEDC equivalent combined). It is the latest step taken by Jaguar Land Rover to ensure it offers an electrified option on all new models from 2020.
Based around a new start-stop system, the latest 3.0-litre engine is paired with an electric motor that can harvest energy through deceleration and store it in a 48V battery. This energy can then be re-deployed through torque-assist, reducing CO2emissions and the work load on the engine.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said:“Traditional Range Rover strengths have been heightened with the introduction of the latest 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. Advanced technologies, such as Continuous Variable Valve Lift, work alongside a mild-hybrid system that harvests energy as you drive, to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The otherwise wasted energy is used to power the electric supercharger, which enhances vehicle capability by enhancing the torque curve at low engine speeds for greater responses. Superior comfort is achieved thanks to the natural mass balance of the engine, which allows it to run more smoothly.”
In addition, an updated paint palette includes two new colours, as Eiger Grey replaces Corris Grey and Portofino Blue is now available instead of Loire Blue. Customers can also choose a new 22in Gloss Black wheel, in addition to the existing 21in and 22in options.
The headlights on Range Rover have been updated to include two new features as standard. Available on both Matrix and Pixel LED systems, Sign Post Dimming identifies road signs and turns off the individual LEDs that could reflect back and cause glare for the driver. Tourist Mode has also been added to the Pixel system, allowing a driver to select whether they are driving on the left or right-hand side of the road and adjusting the beam pattern accordingly.
Connectivity has been enhanced with the addition of a new Smartphone Pack, fitted as standard across the range. Offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile device mirroring, it provides intuitive access to customers’ favourite compatible apps such as navigation and music streaming.
The updated colour palette, enhanced LED lighting and improved connectivity are available on the latest Range Rover Sport, in addition to the new Ingenium engine. Launched on the special edition HST model, the latest Ingenium engine is now available on additional trim levels.
The latest Range Rover is available to order now, priced from £83,655 in the UK.