The 2019 Range Rover Sport will be offered with two different versions of the automaker’s innovative new 3.0-liter mild hybrid inline-six engine.
JLR’s new mild-hybrid inline-six, which it first detailed early last month, will be offered in 355 hp and 395 hp flavors in the 2019 Range Rover Sport. The 355 hp version of the engine will power the entry-level P360 and mid-tier HSE P360 trims, while the 395 hp version will only be found in the range-topping HST P400.
The British brand says the 395 hp version of the 3.0-liter engine, which also has a meaty 406 lb-ft of torque on tap, can propel the SUV from 0-60 mph in around 5.9s and onward to a top speed of 140 mph.
Prices for the 2019 Range Rover Sport will start at $68,500 in the United States for the P360, with the 395 hp HST P400 model starting at $82,950.
SEE ALSO: Top 10 Cars We’re Excited About in 2019
The 3.0-liter inline-six engine features an electrically driven supercharger along with a twin-scroll turbocharger. The combustion engine is paired with a 48v battery that harvests energy through regenerative braking that can be used when accelerating from a stop, for example, or to operate the start-stop system.
Land Rover says the powertrain delivers “smooth acceleration and enhanced performance,” over its outgoing V6 engines. It didn’t mention if it expects fuel economy figures for the 2019 Range Rover Sport to improve over outgoing models, though it seems likely.
The 2019 Range Rover Sport will arrive in US dealers later this year.
Discuss this story on our Range Rover Forum