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The Range Rover Hybrid is a Range Rover, but greener

Rover Hybrid: Efficient

I make no secret of my love for the Rover. It’s a do anything car you can take it through a desert or the vicar to tea in utter comfort. not out of place anywhere it goes and immaculate covered in filth or clean.

It’s ace.

Rover has been busy sure the Range Rover is up to on the eco front and has just launched a version. It offers the performance you get from a diesel V-8, but that’s verging on quite Oh, and you can still take it off-road, or to the without any bother at all.

Land Rover claims the Rover Hybrid will 44.1 mpg (UK) and its CO2 output is a (for a Range Rover) 169 Its eco-ness isn’t going to Greenpeace start buying Hybrids as crew cars. but a solid effort.

It’s by a 3.0-litre V-6 turbodiesel and an electric — combined there’s 335 bhp and 516 lb. ft. to with. Hardly small is it? The electric motor gives you one mile of pure EV mode; you may at that but consider the car weighs 2.4 it’s not all that bad, is it?

Rover says it’s to leave the car out of EV mode and pop it in Auto the car will use the ‘leccy power as and it needs it for best effect. I to say I agree.

Land Rover worked on the from EV only (which is strange by the by — a silent Rover is a bit creepy) to full mode. The engineers didn’t a car that obviously switched so built a car that’s seamless in modes of propulsion. It’s a touch and adds to the overall Roverness of the car.

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The Range Hybrid isn’t a plug-in Its batteries are charged by engine regenerative braking and simply the knackers off the V6. The regenerative braking, doesn’t screw with the feel.

Often, cars that electrical energy from the have a hard, nasty feel, Land Rover hard to make sure the feel is bang on.

Zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and it’ll top 135 mph. all rather impressive, if I’m

However, with a big bank of and LOTS of high voltage under the car, you have to whether taking it though feet of water is a good Thankfully, Range Rover’s have made it just as as its less eco cousins. It’s spectacular off-road and comes all the toys that turn an in to an off-road pro.

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It doesn’t make you feel at all.

All in all it’s a brilliant — comfortable, fast, and able to tackle a desert. not to love about it?

Well.

You can have a Range Rover in the top Autobiography spec. As such, a new Range Rover Hybrid cost you £98,000 (and a That’s the same price as the 5.0-litre V-8, which with more power, speed and a super smooth

It’s easily the best in the range.

So if you’re going to nearly £100,000 on a car, you really, honestly care putting fuel in it? Or will you get the fast one and spend more on super plus? Land says the Hybrid is for captains of who want to be seen as environmentally


Now, if I were in the position to be as a captain of industry and needed a image boost, I’d buy a for meetings and drive a Ferrari I’m unlikely to be seen by who matters. Wouldn’t you?

The Rover Hybrid is an incredible of engineering. It shows that Rover is very serious cutting emissions and being environmentally responsible while keeping its luxury game I just wonder whether its feel the same way.

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