The Range Rover Sport is now available in South Africa.
It is equipped with a new inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter petrol engine, and two output options.
A mild hybrid engine can improve performance, sophistication, and responsiveness, and improve fuel economy.
The new six-cylinder unit has an innovative combination of advanced features, including the new electric supercharger that provides instant power response.
This new technology can lubricate to the maximum boost pressure at a maximum speed of 6,500rpm in 0.5 seconds, eliminating turbo lag.
With the support of twin-scroll turbochargers and variable valve lift, they can increase power and help the engine breathe at the highest efficiency.
The new six-cylinder engine design optimizes performance and fuel economy and reduces emissions–these are the usual Land Rover Range Rover and refined.
The clever setting is based on a new start-stop system that shuts down when stationary and pairs the new 3.0-liter engine with the electric motor.
This allows the system to collect energy and store it in the 48V battery when the vehicle slows down.
The energy can then use again through the torque-assist function, reducing CO2 emissions by reducing the workload of the engine.
These performance-enhancing technologies, together with the mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) power-train, bring greater efficiency to the range with the support of the new engine.
Range Rover Sport P360 (265kW) has a fuel economy of 9.2L/100km, CO2 emissions of 213g/km*, and an acceleration time of 6.6 seconds from 0-100km/h.
The carmaker sells this model in S, SE, and HSE specification levels.
The more powerful 294kW version of the MHEV Ingenium engine is only available on the new HST model and can power the Range Rover Sport from a speed of 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 225km/h.
This P400 engine has the same fuel economy, but the carbon dioxide emissions are 209g/km.
Jaguar Land Rover designed and developed the latest six-cylinder Ingenium engine in-house by Jaguar Land Rover, manufactured at the £1 billion engine manufacturing center in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, and produced alongside the current four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
“The inline six-cylinder engine is far more balanced than the V6 design, and we build our new Ingenium on this promise to optimize efficiency in all operating conditions,” said Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO Product Development.
He said advanced features, including an electric compressor, deliver the unique features and responses of the Range Rover Sport, while the intelligent MHEV system collects energy to lower fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
The new HST models have a unique combination of interior and exterior updates, including custom badges and hoods, front grilles, side vents, and carbon fiber trim on the rear apron.
Customers can choose from two alloy wheel designs and five exterior colors-Santorini black, Fuji white, white horse silver, Florence red, and Carpathian gray.
HST will be identified by a red brake caliper, and a gray anodized option is also available.
Inside, the 16-way dynamic front seats use an updated color scheme, with suede details on the steering wheel and gear lever, satin chrome shift paddles, and HST badge finishes. In addition, the safety enhancement package also includes advanced cruise control (with Stop&Go and steering assist functions) and high-speed emergency braking.
Owners will also benefit from traditional functional features such as “Terrain Response 2”.
The Range Rover Sport P360 and HST are now available in South Africa, priced at R1,369,000 and R1,874,600 respectively.