The Range Rover Hybrid will be making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept of Range Rover hybrid drivetrain was previewed two years ago when the Range E made its run at the Geneva Motor Show. We also get to know that the Range Rover Sport will also be arriving by the year-end.
Stuart Frith, chief program engineer for Range Rover Sports, has been quoted as saying that both hybrid Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will be available for sale before the start of next year.
The Range Rover diesel hybrid system comes with a 3.0 liter V6 engine combined with a ZF eight-speed transmission and an integrated electric motor. A boron steel cradle protects the 1.7 kWh battery pack placed in the chassis floor. So there was no need to reduce cabin space.
A speed of 60 miles/hr in under seven seconds and 45 miles per gallon show the engine power of the Range Rover, at 333 horsepower. The 2014 Range Rover is expected to have the same horse power and placement of battery. These two models are not expected to come to the US, though.
SDV8, the traditional diesel engine, slotted into the engine bay, brings 516 pound-feet of torque. As stated by Frith, the engine of 2.0 liter version, 240-hp EcoBoost, which propels the Evoque and the LR2 will also be coming to the Range Rover Sport. The new models are light weight, and that makes the four cylinder viable.