Range Rover Hybrid LWB makes world debut
By Byron Rimmer
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:00
DEBUT: Range Rover Hybrid LWB revealed
Land Rover have revealed the new Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase.
Unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, the vehicle will offer CO2 emissions of 169g/km and fuel economy of 44.1mpg, with order books opening next month.
Its 340PS powertrain combines Land Rover’s 3.0litre SDV6 diesel engine with a 35kW electric motor, integrated with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
In EV mode, the Range Rover Hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 30mph for a range of up to one mile before the diesel engine restarts.
Drivers will be allowed to select from three different driver modes to maximise performance or efficiency.
Land Rover claim the derivative ‘offers an unprecedented combination of premium luxury, interior space, exceptional fuel and emissions performance and no compromise’.
It builds upon insights garnered from the vehicle’s Silk Trail expedition last year, where a fleet of Range Rover Hybrids drove the 16,000km route from Solihull to Mumbai.
Rear legroom is up by 186mm, while rear seat angle recline is increased to 17degrees.