Land Rover has confirmed that it is working on five Range Rover Sport Hybrid prototypes for next year to kick off a test project ahead of the models sales launch in 2012. According to AutoCar, the Range Rover Sport Hybrid will emit just 100g/km of CO2 emissions and will offer an electric-only driving range of as much as 20 miles.
If Land Rover is able to hit CO2 levels of 100g/km, it will top the popular Lexus RX450h, which emits 148g/km of CO2.
Power for the Range Rover Sport Hybrid will come from a new 3.0L V6 diesel engine mated to a 25kW electric motor. There are no concrete details on how the model will travel 20 miles on battery power alone, but it is said that the hybrid SUV will work as a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
– By: Kap Shah