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Land Rover has added a straight-six, 3.0-litre petrol engine to the line-up of its flagship Range Rover, complete with a battery accompaniment.

The 395bhp Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain delivers 550Nm of torque, and will propel the luxury SUV from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds. This version of the Range Rover can continue on to a top speed of 140mph.

With this powertrain option, the Range Rover is capable of 30.4mpg, with CO2 emission of 212g/km.

The electric element of the powertrain comprises of a 48V battery that harvests energy from the car’s braking, and then re-deploys it under acceleration, thus reducing the car’s overall emissions and taking some strain off of the petrol engine.

Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Rawdon Glover 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 Range Rover specification has also seen a minor update, with a new colour palette introduce that sees new shades of grey and blue – christened Eiger Grey and Portofino Blue – added to the options list.

In addition, a new signpost dimming system has been added as standard. Both Matrix and Pixel LED headlight systems receive the tech, which automatically turns off select bulbs that could result in glare from roadside signage.

Tourist mode has been added to the Pixel LED 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.

The Range Rover is available to order now from £83,655. In addition, the second-hand Range Rover market can be discovered here on Motors.

Ted Welford

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May 1, 2019

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