2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 23 August 2013 , 16:08:17 byEmil

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport Hybrid

According to Land Rover specialists hybrid versions will be available for the Range Rover and for the Range Rover Sport. The new models will deliver great fuel economy and important lower CO2 emissions. In case you are interested in owning of these vehicles, please be advised that order books in the UK will be opened from the 10th of September. First deliveries will start at the beginning of 2014. Both all-aluminum models have as base the Premium Lightweight Architecture and also have an identical power train. These two models are actually the first premium diesel SUV hybrids in the world.

To prove their capabilities, the Range Rover Hybrids will embark on an epic trip, from the home of the Range Rover brand in Solihull in Mumbai, India. The trip will include 12 countries and 16.000 km and to be really hones, these are the first hybrids to take a challenge that powerful. The new Range Rover Hybrid power train includes 3 driver-selectable modes and combines the well-known 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel engine with a 35 kW electric motor integrated with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. This system also includes lithium-ion battery pack and inverter and the electric motor that together weigh less than 120 kg.

The electric motor is capable of generating 170 Nm of torque and in driver selectable EV mode the Range Rover Hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 30 mph for a range of up to one mile. All together the output reaches 340 PS and 700 Nm of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than 7.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 135 mph. The CO2 emission level reaches 169 g/km and the fuel consumption reaches 44.1 mpg. Both models will deliver great capability and versatility, but also enhanced linear torque delivery from the power train.