Land Rover celebrates its 50th anniversary of the launch of new engines

As Land Rover celebrates its 50th anniversary of the launch of the original Range Rover in 1970, both, the current-gen Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport will get mechanical updates for the 2021 model year.

The Range Rover will get the choice of three petrol engines – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder motor, and, of course, the range-topping 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The new P400e plug-in hybrid makes a total of 404hp and 640Nm of torque – 300hp from the four-cylinder turbo-petrol and 143hp from the electric motor – and offers an all-electric range of 41km.

The electric motor is powered by a 13.1kWh battery and can be quick-charged in under 3 hours. The 3.0-litre petrol or P400 makes 400hp and 550Nm of torque, while the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 gets two engine tunes – 525hp/625Nm or 565hp/700Nm.

The petrol engine options on the Range Rover Sport are slightly more extensive. The base engine offering on the Sport is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged P300 (300hp/400Nm). Other engine options include the 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder units in 360hp/495Nm or 400hp/550Nm states of tune and the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that is available in 525hp/625Nm and 575hp/700Nm forms.

The Range Rover Sport, too, gets the P400e plug-in hybrid engine option that makes a total of 404hp and 640Nm of torque. This engine also helps the Range Rover Sport sprint from 0-100kmph in just 6.7 seconds.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover, the automaker will release a host of special editions. The most notable of the lot is the Range Rover Fifty, which will have a limited run of only 1970 vehicles.

The special-edition will be based on Autobiography variant on both, the standard and the long-wheelbase models, and will feature special paint shades that were a part of the Range Rover’s original colour options.

The special-edition will also get a special 50 script on the exterior, along with a plaque that will state 1 of 1970 in the interior. Other special editions include the Westminster and Westminster Black, which feature privacy glass and special 21-inch alloy wheels on the standard package or the option of a 22-inch wheel on the Black pack.