Land Rover has confirmed the launch of a more fuel efficient version of the new Range Rover in the U.S. market. It is powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 petrol engine, which it shares with Jaguar XF, and delivers up to 22 mpg on the highway.
The 2013MY Range Rover is sold out in the U.S., so the new V6 comes as a 2014 model with deliveries to commence after the summer. Performance-wise, it is rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, which is good for a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.1 seconds. Fuel consumption in the city is about 12 mpg.
You can’t have the new Rang Rover with a naturally-aspirated V8 anymore, but the 510 horsepower supercharged V8 is still available. An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Terrain Response system is standard on all models.
The Supercharged V6 is a good engine, but the best powertrain for the Rang Rover is still the TDV8 diesel, which is only offered in Europe.