2019 Range Rover updated with enhanced powertrains and safety tech

Land Rover’s flagship SUV, the Range Rover, has been updated with enhanced engine line-up and driver-assistance technology.

Headlining the update, a new 202kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo SDV6 engine provides a 12kW improvement over the existing TDV6 3.0-litre unit.

The new diesel powerplant combines performance with efficiency to deliver 625Nm of torque and fuel consumption of 7.7L/100km.

In addition, Land Rover’s 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel is now available with an updated eight-speed automatic gearbox that promises improved efficiency and lower emissions.

These powertrains join the P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) launched last year and offering an all-electric zero-emissions range of 51km. The hybrid’s intelligent navigation system uses route data to calculate the most energy efficient route.

Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and the most capable and refined vehicle of its kind.

“The latest updates ensure customers enjoy the peerless comfort they’ve come to expect, with more choice, convenience and safety than ever.”

The performance and driver comfort of Range Rover is improved with the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. This enables the vehicle to maintain a set distance from the car in front and to follow it to a stop and pull away again, if stationary for less than three seconds.

This is available alongside Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. This system helps keep the vehicle centred in its lane by applying moderate steering interventions with the driver’s hands on the wheel.

The technology uses lane markings and, or where no lane markings can be detected, the path of the vehicle in front. Switching lanes or braking deactivates the system.

The 2019 Range Rover is available now in Australia, priced from $194,535 plus on-road costs.

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