Land Rover has recently announced its plans to introduce the 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid later on this year, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.
The announcement has been made by the company’s chief programme engineer for Range Rover Sport, Stuart Frith, who is saying that the popular SUV will adopt a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, in its newest version up to date. According to the Land Rover representative, the new Range Rover Sport will also be presented with a 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque SDV8 diesel engine, along with a brand new four-cylinder EcoBoost unit.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid is expected to be powered by an updated version of the powertrain used on the 2011 Range e plug-in hybrid, which came with a 3.0 liter TDV6 diesel engine, producing 242 BHP (180 kW), mated to an electric motor generating 93 BHP (69 kW). The total output stood at 334 BHP (249 kW). Power was being sent to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission. The concept car had a 14.2 kWh lithium-ion battery which allowed an electric range of 20 miles, or 32 km. Additional details on the 2014 Range Rover Sport remain unknown for the moment.
Source: Land Rover and Car Sales