Plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have been seen testing ahead of a possible launch in 2018.
The current fourth generation of the Range Rover had some mild updates for the 2017 model year, but these are the latest images of the upcoming hybrid models that could be introduced to the range with more updates to the 2018.
The test mules get a new front bumper and the grill, which is believed to house the charging port, while the lights in the front and the back are also a new design.
The warning labels on the front and rear of the car to indicate that they are electrified models. It is believed that the Range Rover is powered by a hybrid unit that incorporates a 295bhp four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine and a lithium-ion battery, which is stored under the boot floor.
It is very likely that the model will have an electric-only range, which could be around 20-30 miles. Its nearest rival would be the BMW X5 xDrive40e, but with a lower power output to the expected Range Rover hybrid, it is possible that the Range Rover could better the BMW’s 0-62 mph time of 6.5 sec.
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This system, which is going to give the big SUV a very low CO2 emissions, which is expected to be used in future hybrid models of the Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XJ.
Diesel-electric hybrid version of the Range Rover has been available since 2013, but this will be an all-new powertrain. The current Range Rover model of training has an option of a diesel engine or 3.0-liter gasoline V6, a 4.4-liter diesel V8 and a range-topping 5.0-liter V8 in the Range Rover Sport.
Another great Suv is set to get the plug-in variants, including the Bentley Bentayga and the upcoming Lamborghini Urus.