Detailed late last month, the hybrid system teams a 215kW/600Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine with a 35kW electric motor. Combined, they develop 250kW of power at 4000rpm and 700Nm of torque between 1500-3000rpm.
An eight-speed automatic transmission sends drive to all four wheels, motivating the duo from 0-100km/h in under seven seconds while consuming a claimed 6.4 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
The Range Rover Sport will also gain the 250kW/700Nm 4.4-litre turbo-diesel V8 that is already available in the Range Rover Vogue and Autobiography variants that cost approximately $195K to $230K.
Among the new technology features added to both models is the parking exit function, which helps drivers automatically exit parallel parking bays. Perpendicular park and 360-degree park distance control are also added, the latter providing virtual object tracking along the sides of the car at vehicle speeds up to 16km/h.
Available optionally in select markets is a forward-looking camera that monitors the vehicle’s position between lane markings, supporting the lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition systems.
Inside, the Range Rover gains powered upper-seat articulation for the front seats as well as the option of larger 10.2-inch screens for rear-seat passengers.
The upgraded models will be available to order from September 10 following their debut at next week’s Frankfurt motor show.