As hybridisation takes top priority at automakers all over the world, Jaguar Land Rover’s Ralf Speth has confirmed that a plug-in hybrid Range Rover version is ready to hit markets soon. Industry watchers were expecting an announcement sooner or later and the product programme details are interesting.
Both Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport will get a brand-new plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the coming months based on JLR’s turbocharged 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder engine. A compact electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack will complement the standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
The hybrid powertrain is expected to generate about 400hp and 400lb-ft of torque. It will offer an all-electric driving range of about 48km.
The plug-in Range Rover models will break cover by the end of the year. We can expect to see them both in late November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.