Range Rover with Ingenium straight-six petrol engine revealed
4th May 2019 9:00 am
Land Rover has replaced the V6 turbo-petrol with a 400hp, in-line six-cylinder, turbocharged and supercharged engine.
Land Rover has added its new 400hp Ingenium straight-six petrol engine to the Range Rover line-up in international markets. First introduced on the Range Rover Sport in the UK, the new turbocharged Ingenium engines will gradually replace the ageing Ford-sourced supercharged V6s across Jaguar and Land Rover's ranges.
The 3.0-litre unit doesn’t abandon the supercharger though, using an electrically powered version to provide a more instant response before the twin-scroll turbocharger spools up. It also makes use of a 48V mild-hybrid system, boosting efficiency by supplying torque to reduce the engine’s workload.
In the Range Rover, the engine produces 400hp and 550Nm of torque, making the 2.3-tonne SUV capable of 0-100kph in 5.9sec and a top speed of 225kph.
The Land Rover Range Rover line-up has also been updated with new features. These include a smartphone pack featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the ability for the headlights to dim individual LEDs that could reflect back signposts and 'Tourist Mode', which adjusts the headlight beam depending on which side of the road you're driving on.
There’s no official confirmation on this new motor coming to the India-spec Range Rover, which retails from Rs 1.04 crore to Rs 2.05 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). Last month, the Tata-owned British brand launched the locally assembled Velar and is expected to bring the second-gen Range Rover Evoque to our market before the end of 2019.
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