Range Rover adds two inline-six power plants
Jaguar Land Rover isn’t calling it an entry level model, but you can now get into the company’s flagship Range Rover SUV at a lower price point with the introduction of two new electrically-supercharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engines from its Ingenium family of modular power plants.
The 355-horsepower mild hybrid P360 model starts at $92,195 (including destination charges), which is $800 cheaper than the diesel-powered D260 model, previously the least expensive Range Rover. The 395-hp P400 engine, however, will only be available with the HSE trim level, with pricing starting at $97,445. The P400 version has a top speed of 130 mph and a 0-60 time under six seconds.
JLR also announced revisions to available options for the range-topping Range Rover, including two new colors, Eiger Grey and Loire Blue, and 22-inch gloss black aluminum wheels.
Inline six-cylinder engines, which date to the early days of the automobile industry, have had a surge of renewed popularity in recent years. They are inherently balanced so they run exceptionally smoothly, one reason why they’re traditionally used by luxury brands like Jaguar and BMW. They are lighter and less complicated than V configurations, and they free up space in the engine bay for features like turbochargers and electric-assist motors, like those used in the Range Rover lineup.
JLR will start taking orders on the Ingenium inline-six-equipped 2020 Range Rover immediately.