Land Rover has announced the introduction of the Range Rover Sport Hybrid (and the Range Rover Hybrid).
The Range Rover Sport Hybrid order books will open on the 10th September 2013 with the first deliveries expected in early 2014.Range Rover Sport Hybrid Engine
The Range Rover Sport Diesel Hybrid is powered by 3-litre SDV6 diesel engine (as used on other models) combined with a 35kW electric motor which has been integrated into the the 8-speed automatic transmission.
The electric motor delivers 170Nm torque which can drive the Hybrid Sport along at speeds of up to 30 mph for a distance of around a mile. When coupled to the diesel engine it boost acceleration, the change between EV model and Hybrid is seamless - when the electric motor is not needed it charges the on-board liquid cooled battery pack is mounted beneath the floor of the vehicle in a protective boron-steel cradle.
When coupled with the diesel engine it produces a combined 340PS at 4,000rpm and delivers 700Nm torque between 1,500-3,000rpm, which gives roughly the same performance as the SDV8 powered Sport.
Acceleration is 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph - combined CO2 emissions are 169 g/km and on the official combined cycle 44.1 mpg has been recorded.
The Range Rover Sport Hybrid retains its four-wheel drive system including Terrain Response2, with the same wading and ground clearance.
Range Rover Sport Hybrid Prices have yet to be confirmed.
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