Jaguar Land Rover showed its new family of inline six-cylinder engines that will debut in the 2019 Range Rover Sport at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.
The engines replace an outgoing V6 with technology such as a twin-scroll turbocharger, an electric supercharger and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system similar to those recently introduced in the Ram 1500 pickup truck and Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV.
Land Rover will offer the 2019 Range Rover Sport in the SE or HSE trims with a version of the new engine called P360. It makes 355 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque.
POWER AND SPEED
The model range is topped by the Range Rover Sport HST and its P400 engine variant. Engineers increased the power output to 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The Range Rover Sport can go 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph.
The mild-hybrid system helps to refine the SUV’s considerable power. It can capture energy generated under braking and store it in the 48-volt battery. The energy is used to improve the vehicle’s engine start-stop system and also provides smooth acceleration when pulling away from a stop.
The new technology makes the 2019 Range Rover Sport more balanced and refined, according to the automaker. The integrated supercharger can reach up to 120,000 rpm in 0.5 seconds in order to feed more air into the turbocharger for better throttle response.
HST variants come with unique badging and red brake calipers. The vehicle’s hood vents, front grille, side vents and tailgate are available with carbon fiber trim. The interior features 16-way adjustable seats and suede-cloth detailing. Land Rover’s off-road equipment such as Terrain Response 2 traction management system and a twin-speed transfer box are also included.
Pricing for the base SE trim starts at $68,500, while the HSE model starts at $73,990. The HST trim with its P400 engine starts at $82,950. Prices do not include a $1,295 destination fee.