Range Rover Hybrid UK Car Of The Year Awards

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Land Rover HYBRID

Range Rover Hybrid

Six summary

Hybrid adds but not value

What is it?

There is a price to pay for your pleasure and the Range Rover it’s economy. Or it was until the arrival of the model. The Range Rover is the first diesel-electric hybrid in its and comes with the promise of average economy.


What’s it like?

The economy and offered by the Range Rover are impressive for a car of this size and and it retains all of the normal Range extraordinary breadth of abilities on- and

Just as importantly for a company builds 4x4s, the Hybrid to lower the carbon dioxide of the Range Rover to 169g/km, from the standard 3.0 V6 diesel’s

The Hybrid uses the same engine as in the 3.0 V6 model, but the electric ups total power to 335bhp. enough to shift this Range Rover from in 6.9 seconds, which is 0.5 seconds than the standard diesel. The motor powers the wheels of the and drive is through the same automatic gearbox as the rest of the

Using the same motor, it can the batteries as the car slows and the battery is tucked up underneath the car, below the rear passenger’s so the Hybrid can still negotiate the terrain without the risk of the watertight battery pack. In mode, the Range Rover can up to one mile on battery power at speeds of up to 30mph. However, our showed the realistic electric was around half a mile at

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While the Hybrid rides and in exactly the same way as its sister despite the hybrid technology 120kg to the Range Rover’s considerable weight, there are

The main minus point driving the Hybrid is the way the car takes up its at low speeds. Trying to trickle up to a and then pull away can all too easily fox the Hybrid and result in a This is not what you expect of a car.

Perhaps even more of a is the cost. The Range Rover starts at a whopping £98,415, than £25,000 more the entry-point 3.0 V6 diesel that is a more pleasant car to drive.

Given this huge discrepancy and the amount of fuel and tax that price difference fund, it’s impossible to see the as anything other than an technical diversion for Range

Verdict

The Range Rover shows Land Rover is its green future seriously, but model remains of marginal when the standard diesel is substantially cheaper and markedly to drive.

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