Land Rover has officially begun its transition toward mild-hybrid vehicles with the introduction of the 2019 Range Rover Sport.
The SUV is the first Land Rover vehicle to show off the automaker’s newest i6 MHEV. The vehicle is powered by a new 3.0-liter inline-six engine paired with a twin-scroll turbocharger and an electric supercharger, but the ICE is supported by a 48-volt motor.
Efficiency is the watchword of the era, though, and while the Range Rover Sport is no radical solution to the ecological woes headed our way, it does utilize a regenerative braking system to cut back a bit more on gas. Incidentally, gas mileage isn’t bad for a full-sized SUV: 22 city and 28 highway.
The P400 makes 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, plenty of power for the typical buyer. As a result, the SUV can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, enough to put a little thrill in errand-running.
Interested customers can purchase the base SE P360 model starting at $69,795. Range Rover’s HSE P360 is available at $75,285, and the powerful HST P400 starts at $84,245.