RANGE ROVER GETS NEW ENGINE OPTION

20MY Range Rover
Range Rover will soon be offered with a new high-tech Ingenium 3.0-litre straight-six engine. This unit, called Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV), is cleaner, uses less fuel and provides immediate power delivery.

20MY Range Rover

Its electric supercharger delivers virtually immediate boost by spooling in half a second to 65000rpm and coordinates with the twin-scroll turbocharger, to virtually eliminate turbo lag.

Based around a new stop-start system it’s 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 CO2 emissions and the work load on the engine.

In addition, an updated paint palette includes two new colours: Eiger Grey replaces Corris Grey and Portofino Blue is now available instead of Loire Blue. Buyers can also choose a new 22-inch in Gloss Black wheel, in addition to the existing 21in and 22in options.

Connectivity has been enhanced with the addition of a new Smartphone Pack, fitted as standard across the range, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Australian pricing for the 20MY Range Rover will be released in May 2019, with first deliveries due from October 2019.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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