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Range Rover's New Mild Hybrid Powertrain Promises To Eliminate Turbo Lag

Land Rover has made a few adjustments to the Range Rover, the biggest of which is the introduction of a new 3.0-liter Ingenium petrol engine.

Delivering 400 PS (394 hp / 294 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, the gasoline burner features an electric supercharger that, according to the company, eliminates turbo lag. Additionally, the twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift boost power and improve breathing, which translates into reduced emissions, improved fuel economy and optimized performance.

The new mild hybrid powertrain, which also uses an electric motor that recuperates deceleration energy and stores it in a 48V battery, allows the Range Rover to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). The average fuel economy is rated at 30.4 mpg UK (9.3 l/100 km / 25.3 mpg US) CO2 emissions at 212 gr/km. The numbers have been measured in the NEDC combined driving cycle.

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Updated headlights now feature the Sign Post Dimming system, which identifies road signs and turns off the LEDs that could otherwise cause glare for the driver. This technology is standard on both the Matrix and Pixel LED systems, while the latter also comes with the Tourist Mode, which adjusts the beam pattern depending on whether the vehicle is driven on the left- or right-hand side of the road.

The new Smartphone Pack is standard across the range, offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A revised color palette that includes two new shades called Eiger Grey and Portofino Blue, replacing the Corris Grey and Loire Blue, respectively, as well as new 22-inch Gloss Black wheels, round up the list of updates.

Land Rover is already taking orders for this version of the SUV, which starts from £83,655 ($108,698/€97,016) in the UK.

Last, but not least, the new Ingenium engine, enhanced LED lighting, improved connectivity and updated color palette are available on the latest Range Rover Sport as well.