Land Rover set to reveal first hybrid in 2013

Article by Christian A., on April 7, 2011

Resisting the trend on green motoring is futile, as carmakers such as Rolls Royce and Land Rover have come to realize. In recent years, the popularity of the hybrid and electric vehicles has become too invasive to be ignored. For its initial step, Land Rover has entered the world of hybrids.

Global Brand Director John Edwards told Inside Line that the company will not overlook alternative propulsion any longer. Land Rover’s first hybrid is scheduled to arrive a year from now.

It is based on the new generation Range Rover that’s expected to debut in 2012. It’s speculated that the model will be equipped with an electric motor mated to a V6 gasoline engine.

A year after this first model comes out, Land Rover will release a more radical model: a plug-in hybrid that will feature some of the technologies that’s available on Jaguar cars.

But then again, Land Rover doesn’t plan on turning its entire lineup into hybrid or electric in the near future. Rather, Land Rover is planning an approach that’s more calculated.

In particular, Land Rover will create hybrid versions for those in the range that are able to attain the largest gains from technology in terms of fuel economy.

Topics: land rover, hybrid

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

After the highly dynamic Polestar 1 two-door coupe – Polestar’s first ever production car -- was recently unveiled, not a few people’s curiosity was piqued as to how much they...
by - October 21, 2017
The BMW 7 Series is already highly sought after but nonetheless, the German marque is giving it a more exclusive variant for the Russian market, and they are calling it...
by - October 20, 2017
Several automakers including Porsche, Volkswagen, Smart and even Land Rover have all been victimized by cheap Chinese copycats. And if you haven’t seen it yet, the most recent one would...
by - October 20, 2017
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been around for quite some time now but to bid it farewell, the company has launched the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition. Mercedes will only build a...
by - October 20, 2017
Have you ever wondered what you can you buy with $9,365 in your pocket? Well, you have quite a lot of options. In fact, you can even purchase a used...
by - October 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries