Prototype First Drive Range Rover Hybrid AOL Cars UK

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Prototype First Drive: Rover Hybrid


Land Rover has staked a on producing the world’s first hybrid SUV with its new Range but it can only travel a MILE on power alone!

Offering 26 per improvements in emissions and better economy, Land Rover the 35kW battery is more boosting the 3.0-litre V6 diesel output rather than extended periods solely on power.

At a special preview at the Frankfurt motor show, AOL was treated to an early, albeit drive of the new hybrid luxury

On the crowded German city’s the imposing machine glided out of the car park and was noticeably more and eerily quiet compared to the V6 diesel model.

Drivers can opt for EV only but remember it’s for a mile and Land Rover owners to select this approaching, say, a luxury entrance for a super cool arrival.

What the engineers who us on our short city spin more inclined to point out was the this hybrid model like the bigger V8 diesel, but the benefits of lower emissions of of CO2 and reduced fuel consumption of

The battery acts as a booster for the constantly helping it during the explained Peter Richings, Rover’s director of hybrid Regenerative braking and higher recharge the battery as you drive so can switch back to full EV for arrival at events.


The hybrid model will hit in 6.7 seconds and go on to a top speed of 135mph. because the new Range Rover was from the outset with hybrid power plant in the battery doesn’t impact on space at all.

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It’s also just as off road. A specially made shield has been installed to protect the battery from in even the toughest terrain.

start technology boosts further cutting the diesel when at rest and even coasting at town speeds. And for the enthusiastic drivers, a Sport harnesses the full power of diesel and electric units for acceleration.

Although our test of this model lasted just 20 it was clear to see the technology is extremely It’s a shame that it manage more than a on EV power, but then, even the dramatic weight loss this new model was subjected to, the Rover is still a very car.

The hybrid is more to appeal to those who demand emissions and better fuel though is more of a conciliatory nod the green fraternity than a on admission of climate-change guilt.

This is not a priority EV vehicle, a hybrid designed to assist the rather than fully the car, added an engineer our test drive.

Executives the electric-diesel model to make up one-and-a-half to three per cent of Rover sales with the starting at around £88,000 for the and rising to £98,000 for the Autobiography. It is to order now with deliveries in early 2014.

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