Land Rover to introduce Range Rover Plug-in hybrids next year

2017 Range Rover

Land Rover is reportedly putting the final touches on new plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, which will debut early next year. Autocar recently spotted a Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid in person.

2017 Range Rover Sport

Both SUVs will be powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s mated to an electric motor. The four-cylinder will generated around 295 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque, while the electric motor will add another 201 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. Even with that much power under the hood, the Range Rover plug-in hybrid models will be able to travel up to 30 miles in EV mode.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and get its power from a lithium-ion battery.

Source: Autocar

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