Diesel-Electric Hybrid Range Rover to hit Street in 2013

September 7, 2012 / No Comments

Land Rover has announced that it will present its diesel-electric hybrid Range Rover in 2013. Land Rover’s mission to build fuel efficient hybrids will reach another milestone with this launch. Land Rover will make it available in 2012 and on the road in 2013.  The new Range Rover will be equipped with a 5-liter V-8, making 375 horsepower, and a supercharged version of the same, with an output of 510 horsepower.

 Diesel Electric Hybrid Range Rover to hit Street in 2013

 

These engines will be mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission by ZF, which will help for fuel economy.Other specifications include Land Rover’s Terrain Response System, which lets the driver dial in performance based on the type of terrain being covered.

One of the great advantages of the new model is its weight.  The most luxurious Range Rover has reduced 700 pounds and while other Ranger Rovers lose up to 930 pounds. This huge weight loss was made possible with the 39 percent lighter new aluminum unibody, instead of the earlier steel bodied model.

Lighter alloy wheels and less heavy engine block are additional advantages of this new model. The fuel usage is not revealed yet, but it is assumed that it will be a more efficient hybrid than the earlier one. However, the new Range Rover will be stylish in looks with the aluminum unibody and lighter alloy wheels.