Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover Sport For India

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The recent trend in the Indian market is for petrol-powered vehicles and Land Rover wants to offer the same. The company is planning to offer petrol version of the Range Rover Sport for India.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

Most of the utility vehicles (UVs) are expected to be offered in diesel engines; however, with the recent trend, most of the manufacturers are offering petrol versions as well. Land Rover is considering the petrol powered Range Rover Sport.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

Recently, Land Rover imported a single Range Rover Sport which is powered by the V6 petrol engine for homologation.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

As of now, Land Rover offers thepetrol-powered engine in the Range Rover Sport SVR with the 5.0-litre engine indicating the company is looking to bring the petrol-powered Range Rover.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

The model imported to India is the HSE trim and it comes powered by a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine. The motor is capable of churning out 380bhp of power and 450Nm of peak torque.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

Taking care of the gearbox duties is the eight-speed automatic and sends the power to the 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system as a standard fitment. This supercharged motor sprints the Range Rover Sport from 0 - 100km/h in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 209km/h.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

As for the design and features, there are no major changes and will come same as the diesel-powered version.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

The Range Rover Sport will continue to feature the 360-degree parking aid, adaptive cruise control with queue assist, and intelligent emergency braking, park assist with rearview camera, and powered gesture tailgate among others.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

The SUV will be seen furnished with theHeads-up display, INCONTROL Touch Pro, which comes along with TFT instrument panel.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

In India, the Range Rover is currently available in the 3.0-litre diesel mill which punches out 255bhp and 600Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which sends the power to the 4WD system.

Land Rover Plans New Engine For Range Rover For India

Also, the current available model can sprint from 0 - 100km/h in 7.6 seconds before reaching top speed of 209km/h. A petrol-powered Range Rover Sport will be a good addition to the portfolio of Land Rover.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:18 [IST]
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