Jaguar Land Rover is all ready to take the plunge into the plug-in hybrid technology terrain, with their brand new hybrid Range Rover based on the updated 2013 model. With the guarantee of an emission free rating below 150g/km, this Range Rover model is expected to make an impact in the luxury car market.
The details of the hybrid Range Rover are not much. For those who are interested in the V-8-powered options, you will see changes in style inside and out, a lighter, more ridged aluminum unibody, and its impressive offroad ability.
The hybrid model will come with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 combined with an electric motor. A 1.7 kWh lithium ion battery pack will be placed under the SUV’s floor.
The Range Rover hybrid can cover 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. The new Range Rover’s capable competitors are luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, both of which are rated at 21 combined mpg on the EPA cycle.
Another attractive feature of the model is Terrain Response System, which allows driving in performance based on the type of terrain being covered.
One of the most exciting aspects about the model is its weight loss. The all new aluminum body and chassis has helped it reduce 420kg. Moreover, it also enhances fuel efficiency and controls pollution levels.
The model will most probably debut in 2012, while it will be on retail in 2013.