2014 Range Rover Hybrid RAC Cars

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2014 Range Rover

Posted on 02/09/2013

So confident is Land Rover in its Range Hybrid that it is currently three pre-production models of the cars on the old silk route to – a high profile journey of ten thousand miles, that the intends will demonstrate to the just how capable the car is.

The Range Hybrid will be built in the more prosaic destination of and initial customers’ deliveries are in the early part of next While there is room for adjustment should the trek up any issues, the finished product be structurally identical to the three vehicles, albeit without the additions of roof rack, and extra lights.

While this may be a minor in hybrid vehicle technology it’s a huge leap for Rover. The brand’s 3.0 litre V6 is being matched with an motor for an additional 47bhp and an speed automatic transmission – standard stuff in hybridising However, what’s interesting is choice of its sacred cow Range for the endeavor.

This is more than an experiment, it’s the expeditionary for a brand-wide greening up.


JLR has been that there will be no to the Range Rover’s well on and off road abilities by creating a From the outside, only minor badging marks out the from the standard car, the interior is identical.

Lithium ion batteries are mounted and fiercely protected with a casing strong enough to with even the most or hamfisted off roading attempts. A power output of 335bhp is to the standard diesel model, as is the of torque available. There’s a regenerative braking system slips in silkily upon of foot from throttle, for charging and slow down

In fact, such smoothness is of the Range Rover Hybrid as a with a finely weighted almost imperceptible) balancing of with efficiency when default setting, or a hefty of shove with a switch to mode (with of course the diminution of battery life).

The Hybrid is not really up to much in EV mode yet, with a of one mile (at a push) from charge, but the knock on effect on and fuel consumption is what aiming for here — and the extra torque that the motor lends to more 4×4 outings. However, the price tag is a different matter.



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