High- power diesel for Range Rover Sport

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NORTHEAST MOTOR GUIDE - By EWAN KENNEDY

IF you’re go­ing to sell a ve­hi­cle with Sport in its ti­tle then cus­tomers will de­mand plenty of per­for­mance. So the Aus­tralian im­porter of the Range Rover Sport has an­nounced that it will stop im­port­ing the four-cylin­der 2.0- litre turbo-diesel en­gine and re­place it with a new de­sign V6 3.0- litre twin­turbo unit.

At the same time the Rangie Sport also sees the in­tro­duc­tion of Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol with Stop and Go func­tion. This main­tains a set dis­tance from the ve­hi­cle in front and to fol­low it to a stop and pull away again, if sta­tion­ary for less than three sec­onds.

This sys­tem also helps keep the ve­hi­cle cen­tred in its lane by ap­ply­ing mod­er­ate steer­ing in­ter­ven­tions with the driver’s hands on the wheel.

Very handy in slow mov­ing traf­fic, but we still rec­om­mend you keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Range Rover Sport is avail­able to or­der now, priced at $96 728, and is due in Aust ralia in the fourth quar­ter of this year. We will bor­row a ve­hi­cle when the first ship­ment reaches us and get back to you with a full road test re­port.

PLENTY OF PER­FOR­MANCE: More grunt is a fo­cus on the up­com­ing Range Rover Sport twin- turbo V6 diesel.

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