Test drive Land Rover Hybrid put through its paces (Wired UK)

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Before the release of the new Rover Hybrid next Land Rover has sent final-stage prototypes on a 9,942-mile to Mumbai, retracing the silk route and taking in 12 countries (as as some extremely challenging Wired.co.uk joined the expedition at India to put the hybrid, Land first, through its paces in an environment that would any UK city rush hour more like a Sunday in the country.

As well as all the bells and and huge weight savings for the new standard Range Rover earlier in 2013. Land has added a 35kW electric with a liquid-cooled lithium-ion pack that on its own puts out while adding 120kg in Together with the 3.0-litre V6 engine, this means output reaches 340hp at and an impressive 700Nm torque 1,500-3,000rpm.

Wired.co.uk’s Jeremy White the Hybrid

The electric motor 170Nm torque to boost and drives the vehicle in EV mode, this motor also as a generator, harvesting kinetic through regenerative braking, the battery when the vehicle is For Wired.co.uk, this boost was welcome nipping in and out of lanes in the horrific traffic on the way from to Agra (let alone unexpected incoming tractors on carriageways, which is an all-too-often during our two-day drive).

In EV, the bias is placed on the electric which can run at speeds of up to 55kph, the pedal resistance is also increased to help the driver within the EV-only speed In Sport, you get added torque, in Drive the load balance is set for economy.

Jeremy White

of which, Land Rover is 44.1mpg (combined) for the Hybrid, is a not-exactly-jaw-dropping 6.4mpg improvement on the Range Rover V6 diesel. only managed an average of but we were driving in extreme conditions, with a laden car with expedition kit plus the air con on in the 33-degree heat. But the extra does supposedly bring the performance in line with the V8.

Of course, what it also is cut CO2 emmissions by 26 percent to 169g/km which for the eco-friendly is good but this also bumps the down six notches in road tax

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However, what we were impressed with was the amount of moving along on our trip the car with the diesel engine off entirely. Due to the impressive start-stop of the Hybrid, whenever you take foot off the accellerator or come to a the power silently shuts saving fuel. According to the computer, during Wired.co.uk’s journey the car spent 17 percent of trip running just on power.

What’s more, with the gleened by Land Rover this final expedition sign-off for the model, the designers the performance of this function to further.

The seemless performance of the powertrain is equally impressive, as we a great deal of time to work out if we were under from the electric motor, the engine, or both such was the transition between each


What’s more, that motor actually increases the Rover’s already excellent ability as all of that 170Nm of is available instantly, resulting in control for fiddly extreme such as rock crawling.

So this in mind, along the fuel savings and the eco-warrior why would you opt for the standard Range once the hybrid comes out year? The answer is, as with so things, money. With change from £100,000, the is £13,000 more costly the V6 and £6,000 up from the V8 diesel.

for a silky smooth hybrid, a hefty charge.

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