Land Rover Australia has confirmed its flagship Range Rover will gain a new powertrain option from May, in the form of the new 'Ingenium' 3.0-litre twin-charged inline six with mild-hybrid tech.
Pricing is set to be announced later this month, ahead of first deliveries arriving Down Under in October, at which point they'll form part of the revised 2020 model-year range.
The tune available for the flagship luxury SUV will be the 400PS version, making 294kW and 550Nm, good for a 6.3-second 0-100 spring and a top speed of 225km/h.
Augmenting the petrol engine is an electric supercharger and twin-scroll turbocharger, which work together to increase performance while also minimising lag.
Additionally, the new powertrain features a 48V mild-hybrid system which collects energy through deceleration, used to boost the engine through torque assist while also enhancing fuel efficiency.
Range Rover officially claims a combined fuel economy rating of 9.3L/100km, and an emissions rating of 212g/km (NEDC equivalent).
For MY2020 there's a handful of new options and equipment items available. To start there's a new Sign Post Dimming feature for the Matrix LED and Pixel LED headlight systems which switch off individual light units that could reflect off signs and cause glare.
There's an additional Tourist Mode for the Pixel LED option, which allows drivers to select whether they are driving on the left- or right-hand side of the road and adjusts the beam accordingly – more applicable for European markets than Australia, surely.
Fitted as standard across the range is a new Smartphone Pack, incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
There's also two new exterior paint colours – Eiger Grey and Portofino Blue, which replace Corris Grey and Loire Blue respectively. There's also a new available 22-inch gloss black alloy wheel.
Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks.