Land Rover to Reveal a Range Rover PHEV Any Day Now

Land Rover is clocking overtime to introduce its latest plug-in hybrid, the Range Rover PHEV, by the end of 2017.

According to Autocar, the Range Rover PHEV’s specifications include a 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder gas engine for 295 horsepower with its electric motor contributing 201 horsepower, providing approximately 30 miles of electric-only range under European testing. This drivetrain will be shared by the regular Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, as confirmed by CEO Ralf Speth at last September’s Frankfurt Motor Show (image is of the 2018 Range Rover Velar).

Also, Autocar has asserted no styling changes were seen based on sightings of Range Rover Sport PHEVs, leading to speculation that all that is being changed is its drivetrain.

Created in-house, the Range Rover PHEV drivetrain will be the impetus for additional development in the brand’s other models. The Jaguar F-Pace, XF, and XJ are also expected to adopt the drivetrain and reduce emissions significantly.

No word yet on the exact date the Range Rover plug-in hybrid will be shown in production for the first time, but it should be imminent given the automaker’s release plans.

Autocar


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