Land Rover is receiving tremedous response to the new Range Rover globally, resulting in a high waiting period for this legendary off-road vehicle. The British company has now announced the availability of the 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine in the Range Rover lineup for India. This 6-cylinder motor produces 258 PS of power and 600 Nm of torque, mated to a 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The TDV6 engine in the Range Rover enables it to sprint from 0-100 km/hr in just 7.9 seconds. The 3.0-litre diesel engine is offered in two variants, HSE and Vogue, priced at Rs. 1.44 crores and 1.64 crores respectively (ex-showroom).
The 2013 Range Rover is available with two other engine options as well, a 4.4-litre TDV8 diesel and a 5.0-litre Supercharged petrol. Both these engines are mated to a 8-speed automatic gearbox and offer splendid performance. The new Range Rover doesn’t come cheap and on-road pricing for the V8 models are upwards of Rs. 2 crore. The recent hike in CBU duty has resulted in prices shooting even further, with the top end Autobiography trim now retailing for upwards of Rs. 2.5 crores (on-road, Mumbai).
The fourth generation Range Rover was unveiled last year and was subsequently launched in India. The vehicle has taken a massive leap over its predecessor, shedding vital weight while gaining impressive technology. The new Range Rover also debuts Land Rover’s new Terrain Response System, which can automatically detect terrain and accordingly adjust the SUV to feel at home on any surface. The new Range Rover currently has no competition but Bentley and Lamborghini are working on their own hyper SUVs to challenge the Range Rover’s dominance.