April 13, 2005
Land Rover LR3 adds additional powertrain
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Irvine, California – Land Rover is expanding its LR3 model line with the introduction of a 4.0-litre V6 to be offered in addition to the existing 4.4-litre V8.
The new engine produces 216 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, making the vehicle capable of towing up to 7,700 lbs. As with the current V8, it is mated to a six-speed “intelligent shift” electronically-controlled automatic transmission with sport mode.
“LR3 is enjoying record popularity in a highly competitive SUV market,” said Richard Beattie, executive vice president, marketing and sales, Land Rover North America. “The addition of this new engine derivative broadens its appeal and ensures our customers are getting the widest selection of choice when ordering their LR3.”
A limited number of 2005 Land Rover LR3 units equipped with the V6 engine will be available in North America beginning in July.