Land Rover to introduce new petrol engine line-up in India

13th Jan 2016 8:00 am

The Land Rover range is expected to get the addition of a 3.0-litre V6 and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor.

Land Rover is looking to introduce a range of petrol engines for its SUVs in India. Currently, only select variants of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available with the option of a 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol engine, while the rest of the Land Rover line-up uses diesel engines only.

With a rise in demand for petrol cars across the country, and the Delhi government’s ban on diesel engines with displacement of 2.0-litres and above, Land Rover has decided to expand its petrol SUV line-up.

The new petrol engines are likely to be a 236.7bhp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged motor and a larger 335.4bhp, 3.0-litre supercharged V6.

The Range Rover Evoque is likely to be powered by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder, turbo-petrol motor which will come paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The larger Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover could get the 3.0-litre Supercharged V6 petrol motor paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Currently, Land Rover SUV line-up in India consists of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and the Range Rover LWB.

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