Land Rover Will Sell 2013 Range Rover Hybrid in European Markets

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Land Rover Will 2013 Range Rover in European Markets

Sep 06, 2012

economy has never been a part of the Range Rover That will change, at in European markets, when the Range Rover hybrid on sale.

The hybrid pairs Rover’s turbo-diesel V-6 and an electric packaged within a ZF eight-speed transmission. A 1.7 kilowatt-hour battery resides under the floor. It Land Rover says, hit 60 mph in seven seconds while 45 mpg combined in European testing.

Oh, and it can wade through water three-feet deep.

“It is the first all-terrain hybrid,” says Heslop, chief engineer on the Range Rover.

Before we get of ourselves, allow us to stress 45 mpg is a European figure, measured in gallons. For context, a Toyota boasts 72.4 mpg combined in markets. Of course, in a Prius you climb over boulders—a steel skid plate the Range Rover’s battery luxuriate in an optional 29-speaker sound system.


For now, the hybrid won’t be in the United States, as the diesel would require costly to meet tougher U.S. standards. American customers have a choice of either a aspirated or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 to an eight-speed automatic. Though EPA have not been announced, Rover expects significant economy improvements for these thanks to both the uprated and the major weight savings to the Range Rover’s new aluminum

Neither diesels nor high-priced have found a large in our market, so it’s understandable Land Rover isn’t to spend the money to bring it However, that calculus may a year and a half from when automakers will be to meet new European standards closely match those in the States.

“There’s clearly an opportunity forward,” says Nick Land Rover’s chief for new vehicle architectures. Rogers that a Range Rover by a gasoline supercharged V-6 is also a

Regardless of whether the Range hybrid arrives in the United its powertrain technology will an important role as the luxury prepares for tougher fuel Expect to see several more Rover—and Jaguar—hybrids in the not-too-distant

(Non-hybrid 2013 Land Range Rover pictured


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