Range Rover gets new mild-hybrid powertrain

Jaguar Land Rover’s six-cylinder Ingenium engine is now available in the Range Rover, with an MHEV system and electric supercharger

Range Rover mild-hybrid

Jaguar Land Rover has fitted a new mild-hybrid engine to the Range Rover, comprising a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine and electric motor. JLR claims the new powertrain improves the Range Rover’s economy, reduces emissions and benefits performance. Available to order now, prices start from £83,655.

Performance figures for the new 3.0-litre straight-six MHEV powertrain stand at 394bhp and 550Nm of torque. The engine is fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger, assisted by an electric motor which primes the turbine at low engine speeds. JLR claims this system eliminates turbo lag, allowing a 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 140mph.

Best SUVs and 4x4s on sale in 2019

Like all Range Rovers, power is fed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Economy stands at 30.4mpg, while emissions are a claimed 212g/km of CO2 under the NEDC test regime. These figures are achieved with the help of start-stop technology and an energy recuperation system, which harvests electricity under deceleration and stores it in a 48V battery for later use.

To complement the new powertrain, JLR has given the Range Rover an updated colour palette and new 22-inch alloy wheels. Revised headlights also feature with a new “Tourist Mode” and “Signpost Dimming” settings. The former adjusts the beam direction when driving abroad, while the latter identifies road signs and dips the beam accordingly to reduce glare.

Inside, the Range Rover now comes as standard with JLR’s Smartphone Pack, which adds support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 is a persistent feature, as well as safety features such as adaptive cruise control and high-speed emergency braking.

Now read our in-depth review of the Range Rover. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

Recommended

Range Rover review
Range Rover 2018 front tracking
Land Rover Range Rover

Range Rover review

Limo-like luxury, impressive tech and peerless off-road ability make Britain’s iconic off-roader a perennial favourite
11 Jun 2021
New flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate editions unveiled
Range Rover SV Autobiography Ultimate - front
Land Rover Range Rover

New flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate editions unveiled

Pair of new high-end Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate models revealed - on sale now from £147,411
30 Mar 2021
JIA launches new Range Rover Chieftain restomod
Range Rover Chieftain
News

JIA launches new Range Rover Chieftain restomod

New Range Rover Chieftain features a completely re-engineered chassis and a Corvette V8 engine
12 Mar 2021
New all-electric Range Rover due on sale by 2024
Range Rover EV
Land Rover Range Rover

New all-electric Range Rover due on sale by 2024

The pure electric version of Land Rover’s Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan rival is set to join the range in 2024
15 Feb 2021

Most Popular

New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995
Dacia Duster facelift - front
Dacia Duster

New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995

The Dacia Duster has been updated for 2021 with subtle design tweaks and a new eight-inch infotainment screen
2 Aug 2021
SEAT Ateca and Tarraco SUVs given small updates for 2021
SEAT Ateca
SEAT Ateca

SEAT Ateca and Tarraco SUVs given small updates for 2021

The SEAT Ateca and SEAT Tarraco get extra tech as standard and a range of cosmetic upgrades
3 Aug 2021
New Renault Kangoo 2021 review
Renault Kangoo Van - front
Renault Kangoo Van

New Renault Kangoo 2021 review

We get an early drive of the new Renault Kangoo van
3 Aug 2021