Jaguar Land Rover is in the final stages of production development for its first plug-in hybrid Range Rover, that is scheduled for the 2018 model year.
2018 Range Rover PHEV Spy Photo
According to Autocar, which again recently spotted the prototype out testing, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV are to be equipped with a:
- 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine: 295bhp and 295lb ft of torque
- eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox
- in-house Electric Drive Module (EDM): 201bhp and 332lb ft
- a lithium-ion battery good for up to 30 miles (48 km)
The plug-in hybrid powertrain is also to be later utilized in the Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XJ, better enabling an average CO2 emission reduction for the company.
Perhaps we will learn even more in a few days at the 2017 IAA in Germany, as many plug-in vehicles are set to make their debuts.