A Land Rover representative has confirmed this September in Frankfurt they will unveil a hybrid version of the new Range Rover Sport.
Land Rover's Chief Programme Engineer for Range Rover Sport, Stuart Frith, says the greener Range Rover Sport will adopt a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. The model will also be presented with a SDV8 diesel with 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), while later on during the car's lifespan there will also be a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
The Ranger Rover Sport Hybrid is likely to adopt an evolution of the technology seen in the 2011 Range_e plug-in hybrid. That one had a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel with 242 bhp (180 kW) working together with a 93 bhp (69 kW) electric motor generating a combined output of 334 bhp (249 kW). It also had a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and a 14.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.
At that time Land Rover said the concept provided an electric range of 20 miles (32 km) and a total range of 690 miles (1,112 km). Fuel consumption specified: 85 mpg UK (71 mpg US or 3.3 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of 89 g/km.