2021 Range Rover Sport (diesel), with new mild-hybrid powertrain, unveiled
Luxury automaker Land Rover has launched a new model of the Range Rover Sport with an updated mild-hybrid powertrain. The flagship SUV houses a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder diesel mill that comes paired with a 48V electric motor. According to the company, the new powertrain offers a good balance between fuel efficiency and performance. Here's our roundup.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport has the same design as the current model but it gets several new body colors including Tourmaline Brown, Amethyst Grey-Purple, and Petrolix Blue. The SUV sports a trapezoidal front grille, a muscular bonnet, and angular LED headlamps. Finally, on the sides, it is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and 21-inch or 22-inch gloss black alloy wheels.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport has a five-seater cabin with a panoramic sunroof, ebony wood trims, a Meridian surround sound system and a built-in air purifier. For connectivity, the SUV packs a Touch Pro Duo infotainment console which offers support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G Wi-Fi. For safety, it has six airbags, crash sensors, ABS with EBD, and a tire pressure monitor.
The 2021 Range Rover Sport (diesel) is powered by a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 48V electric motor. In the base-end D250 trim, it generates 246hp of power and 600Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, in the mid-tier D300 and top-spec D350 models, it makes 296hp/650Nm and 345hp/700Nm, respectively. As for performance, the SUV can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds.
Details regarding the pricing and availability of the 2021 Range Rover Sport (diesel) are not known as of now. However, it should carry a premium over the current-generation model, which starts at Rs. 87.02 lakh and goes up to Rs. 1 crore.