New Range Rover 2021 detailed: Diesel V8 ditched for BMW X7-rivalling large luxury SUV

Land Rover will introduce hybrid diesel technology across its Range Rover luxury SUV line-up, ditching the 4.4-litre twin-turbo-diesel V8 engine in the process, but timing for its Australian arrival is still to be confirmed.

The two new oil-burning engines, both 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium units, will be paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and offer outputs of 221kW/650Nm in D300 trim and 258kW/700Nm in D350 form.

The former will replace the 202kW/625Nm SDV6, while the latter supersedes the 250kW/740Nm SDV8.

Mild-hybrid technology will keep the fuel consumption low though, with the D300 and D350 returning 8.6 and 9.2 litres per 100km respectively.

Zero to 100km/h acceleration is also brisk for the large luxury SUV, as evidenced by the D300’s 7.4-second time and D350’s 7.1s effort.

For those that want petrol power in their Range Rovers, the V6 and V8 offerings engines carry over as before, but now renamed to P400, P525 and P565 to suit Land Rover’s new nomenclature.

The P400 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol in-line six-cylinder engine, outputting 294kW/550Nm, while the P525 and P565 are underpinned by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 punching out 386kW/625Nm and 416kW/700Nm respectively.

Finally, a P400e plug-in hybrid powertrain is also available, which features a total system output of 297kW/640Nm thanks the pairing of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.

These engines are expected to be offered in Australia in a mix of short- and long-wheelbase forms, as well as mirroring the current Range Rover line-up with various trim levels including Vogue, Autobiography and SV Autobiography.

However, several special edition versions have also been announced, including the SV Autobiography Dynamic Black and Fifty variant, which is set to rollout to celebrate the nameplate’s 50th anniversary.

Only 1970 units of the Range Rover Fifty will be produced worldwide, denoting the first year of production, with 37 examples confirmed to arrive in Australia wearing a unique grille, 22-inch wheels and bespoke exterior styling touches.

Exact specification for local cars is yet to be confirmed, but equipment across the Range Rover line-up should include 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Terrain Response 2 selector, 12.0-inch multimedia screen and a 10.0-inch head-up display.

Safety wise, the Range Rover is fitted with lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and cruise control, the latter upgradable to adaptive cruise control.

Local pricing is also yet to be revealed, but the current Range Rover line-up starts at $201,395 before on-road costs and tops out at $403,670.