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2019 Range Rover Sport offers new engine and safety tech

The 2019 Range Rover Sport will arrive in the fourth quarter of this year and will bring with it a new 183kW 3.0-litre ‘SDV6’ twin-turbo turbo-diesel engine, as well as the option of adaptive cruise control and high-speed emergency braking.

The new SDV6 engine comes at the expense of the 2.0-litre SD4 turbo-diesel four-cylinder, but delivers and additional 6kW and 100Nm. Acceleration to 100km/h is timed at 7.9 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds faster than the outgoing engine.

Buyers have the option of three diesel engines, a P400e plug-in hybrid electric model with 51km all-electric range, as well as a 5.0 supercharged V8.

Jaguar Land Rover has also given the Range Rover Sport some extra safety features, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go, which enables the vehicle to maintain a set distance from the car in front and to follow it to a stop and pull away again, if stationary for less than three seconds, as well as adaptive cruise control with steering assist, which helps to keep the vehicle centered in its lane by applying moderate steering interventions with the driver’s hands on the wheel.

High-speed emergency braking is also available with both forms of adaptive cruise control. This technology can help to avoid an oncoming collision by applying the brakes when an obstruction is detected ahead.

Nick Collins, vehicle line director, Jaguar Land Rover, said:

“The latest enhancements to the Range Rover Sport build on its credentials as the luxury performance SUV. With a more efficient powertrain line-up, improved safety technology and state-of-the-art lighting features, this is a vehicle that demands to be driven.”

The 2019 Range Rover Sport will be available from $96,728, and is due to land in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year.

If you’re in the market for a brand-new Range Rover our car buying team New Vehicle Group can help you find the best price as well as arrange finance and delivery should you need it.

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Josh Bennis

Josh has worked within the automotive journalism landscape for the best part of a decade. He's driven everything from a 1972 Mazda 808 station wagon to an Aston Martin DBS. Josh's job is to make sure New Vehicle Buyer readers remain informed and entertained on a daily basis.

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