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Range Rover line-up gets SDV6 engine

By Tristan Tancredi, 26 Jul 2018 News

Range Rover line-up gets SDV6 engine

New powerplant and driver tech for lux marque.

RANGE Rover has added the 3.0-litre twin-turbo SDV6 engine to its Australian line-up.

The diesel engine, capable of delivering 202kW and 625Nm, ups the output of the outgoing 3.0-litre TDV6 (190kW and 600Nm) by 12kW and 25Nm.

The SDV6 sits alongside the more powerful 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel (250kW/740Nm), which is now available with an enhanced eight-speed automatic gearbox said to cut fuel consumption.

Land Rover’s petrol offerings remain the P400e plug-in hybrid electric and the barnstorming 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine.

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“Range Rover is the original luxury SUV and the most capable and refined vehicle of its kind,” Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar Land Rover said. “The latest updates ensure customers enjoy the peerless comfort they’ve come to expect, with more choice, convenience and safety than ever.”

As well as the local acquisition of the SDV6 engine, Land Rover has revised the Range Rover’s driver assistance technology to include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with a Stop and Go function, which enables the driver to maintain a set distance to the car in front and even stop (for up to the three seconds) before following the vehicle again.

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Also new is ACC with Steering Assist, which keeps the vehicle on track by using lane markings or by tracking the vehicle in front.

The new SDV6 boasts a fuel consumption figure of 7.7L/100km.