Updated Range Rover gets Land Rover’s new 3.0-liter turbopetrol straight-six

A mild-hybrid unit with both a conventional turbo and an electric supercharger
by Tom Harrison | May 3, 2019
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It’s update time for the full-fat Range Rover, and big news this time around is the addition of a new engine.

Until now, you’ve only been able to get Land Rover’s new 395hp 3.0-liter straight-six in the Range Rover Sport, but now you can get it in the proper Rangie, too. Developed in-house and built at Jaguar Land Rover’s engine plant in Wolverhampton, it features a conventional turbo and an electric supercharger to minimize lag, along with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

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The result is 0-60mph (97kph) in 5.9sec and a 225kph top speed, plus up to 12.9km/L and 212g/km of CO2. Hardly figures to write home about, but not bad at all for such a big thing.

The new engine is offered alongside the existing V6 and V8 diesels, the plug-in hybrid, and the V8. It will be badged P400, and prices will start at around £90,000 (approximately P6.09 million). The cheapest option remains the V6 diesel, which costs from just under £84,000 (around P5.69 million) before options.

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Other changes included in this model-year update are some new color and wheel options, plus new LED headlights that can identify road signs. There’s also a ‘Smartphone Pack’ that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the party. About time, too.

Order books are already open, so get moving. But not before you’ve had a play on Land Rover’s configurator.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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