Land Rover prepares a hybrid version for the new Range Rover

The new generation Range Rover will include under the bonnet an additional hybrid powertrain that will debut somewhere in 2013, likely to be followed by a plug-in hybrid a year later. The hybrid Range Rover will be based on the new generation and it seems that we don’t talk about the Range_e concept earlier revealed at Geneva.

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

The main difference between the British concept and the series model is that under the bonnet of the hybrid model, Land Rover won’t offer a diesel unit as the concept but a petrol engine, which of course is not that efficient even John Edwards, Land Rover’s Director, stated that their main purpose is to obtain a lower fuel consumption.

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

We all know that the British SUV is a quite thirsty model and the current trend is, of course, to obtain a better fuel consumption and reduce the costs.

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover Range_e plug-in hybrid

Moreover, the first rumors announce a new efficient version of the 2012 Range Rover, namely a plug-in hybrid that will use petrol or diesel engines and of course a lithium-ion battery.

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