Today Land Rover has announced the launch of its new Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid vehicles announced, featuring Hybrid powertrain for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.
The new and Rover Range Rover Hybrid vehicles offer users 26 percent lower CO2 emissions (169g/km) and 44.1mpg (combined) together with outstanding performance with 340PS and class-leading 700Nm torque.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director explained in today press release: “We are extremely excited to introduce the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Hybrids, the world’s first hybrid SUVs with legendary Land Rover capability. The addition of a smooth electric drive enhances refinement, cuts CO2 emissions and delivers staggering performance on a par with our SDV8 engine,”.
The new Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid vehicles will be embarking on a ‘Silk Trail 2013’ 16,000km expedition visiting 12 countries and tackling some of the world’s most challenging roads, passes and trails, as well as part of the ancient, 4,000 mile Silk Road connecting Asia with the Mediterranean, to demonstrate the capabilities of the new hybrids Land Rover vehicles.
“The new Range Rover Hybrid powertrain features three driver-selectable modes and combines Land Rover’s popular 3-litre SDV6 diesel engine with a 35kW electric motor integrated with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The hybrid system, including lithium ion battery pack, inverter and electric motor weighs less than 120kg.”
The new Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid vehicles featuring the Hybrid powertrain for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models will be on sale from September 10th 2013, with shipping starting in early 2014.