The fourth generation of the Range Rover made its appearance in 2012, and in the following year, Land Rover unveiled a hybrid version for it.
It was the first hybrid vehicle made by the British automaker, and their promise that the car would be lighter than its predecessor was kept. Thus, in this version, those who wanted to save the planet and enjoy a behemoth SUV could have them both. Unfortunately, the Range Rover Hybrid was not available everywhere because its ICE was a turbo-diesel V6. But still, those who could get access to it enjoyed it not only as a hybrid but as a short-range EV as well.
The car's exterior looked similar to the rest of the range. Its front fascia with those swept-back upper sections of the headlights and the massive satin silver grille were signs of luxurious presence. On its profile, the automaker installed specific trims that sported the "Hybrid" badges on the lower sides of the front doors.
Inside the cabin, there was the same luxurious ambiance met in the rest of the Range Rover vehicles. There were just a few small details that differentiated this Hybrid version from its siblings. On the center console, next to the rotary knob for the automatic transmission, the automaker placed an additional button marked with the "EV" letters. When pressed, the car shut down the engine and continued its journey on electric mode only. Also, the instrument panel was adapted to the hybrid drivetrain and showed the charging status of the battery pack placed underneath the rear seats, secured inside a waterproof steel case.
Under its skin, the Range Rover Hybrid used a V6 turbo-diesel powerplant that generated the electricity to charge the batteries, which fed a 35 kW motor integrated into the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.0 8AT (340 HP)
|Power:||214.8 KW @ 4000 RPM|
292 HP @ 4000 RPM
288 BHP @ 4000 RPM
|Torque:||443 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM|
601 Nm @ 2000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Common Rail|
|Top Speed:||135 mph (217 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||6.9 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||275/45 R21|
|Length:||196.8 in (4999 mm)|
|Width:||78.1 in (1984 mm)|
|Height:||72.2 in (1834 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||66.5/66.3 in (1,689/1,684 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||115 in (2921 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||8.7 in (221 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||19.4 cuFT (549 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5278 lbs (2394 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6834 lbs (3100 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||169 g/km|
|Diesel-electric hybrid system|
Electric motor power: 35 kW (47 HP)
Electric motor torque: 170 Nm (125 lb-ft)
Total system power: 250 kW (340 HP)
Total system torque: 700 Nm (516 lb-ft)