Land Rover has announced hybrid versions of the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
These are Land Rover's first ever production hybrids and are scheduled to go on order starting September 10, with deliveries beginning in early 2014. These are also the first premium diesel SUV hybrids on the market as both of them come with a 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel, an electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
The electric motor provides 47 HP (35 kW) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) and enables both hybrid-diesel SUVs to offer a combined output of 340 HP (250 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,500 rpm and 3,000 rpm.
The Range Rover will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 135 mph (218 km/h) while the Sport version is 0.2s quicker in the sprint and can achieve a maximum speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
The entire hybrid system including the electric motor, inverter and lithium-ion battery pack tip the scales at less than 120 kg (264 lbs). Land Rover mentions the Range Rover weighs 2,394 kg (5,277 lbs), making it slightly heavier than the Sport version which weighs 2,372 kg (5,229 lbs).
Both hybrids have a fuel consumption of 6.4 liters / 100 km (36.7 mpg US or 44.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions standing at 169 g/km.
Check out the attached press release for further info.