The new generation Range Rover will have another hybrid version: the SUV drove on camera
The total output of the new HEV system is expected to range from 320 to 350 hp.
British automaker Land Rover has been producing its Range Rover full-size SUV since 1969. Over its more than half a century of history, the model has changed generations several times, the current car appeared on the market back in 2012. Now the company is developing the next generation Range Rover: an SUV, likely to be introduced in 2022.
According to Spanish publication motor.es, one of the novelties in the next-generation Range Rover lineup will be the introduction of the HEV version, a hybrid that will sit between the mild hybrid modification and the plug-in PHEV version. Our colleagues managed to catch a prototype of this novelty while it was undergoing road tests.
Initially, it was assumed that the new generation of Range Rover will have an offer similar to the current one. That is, the option of either a “mild hybrid" (in such machines, the internal combustion engine works in tandem with a 48-volt electric suspension, which most often helps at the start and in the first seconds of acceleration), or a plug-in hybrid version (the battery that feeds the electric motor of such an installation is charged from the network).
An "intermediate" hybrid variant – HEV – is being tested on the roads of southern Europe. The prototype is very carefully hidden behind a camouflage film. Only the corresponding sticker located on the windshield gives out its belonging to hybrids. According to the publication, such a car will be equipped with a 3.0-liter gasoline engine Ingenium, which will be able to work with an electric motor. The installation will also include a small lithium-ion battery of a relatively modest capacity.
It is reported that the total output of the installation of the new Range Rover HEV is likely to vary from 320 to 350 hp. This means that such a modification will not reach the power level of the current Range Rover P400e (its return is 404 hp). The system will work in tandem with an automatic transmission, the drive for this modification is expected only full.
Note that the current Range Rover, presented in the European market, is available with an in-line 3.0-liter turbodiesel of the Ingenium family with a 48-volt hybrid superstructure. Its output for versions with the D300 index is 300 hp, and the torque is 650 Nm; and for cars with the D350 index, the power is 350 hp. (700 Nm). recently, an SUV can be bought with a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel engine, as well as a 4.4-liter V8 engine.
Most likely, the new generation car will debut in the first half of 2022. Probably, the HEV version will be presented along with other versions of the new generation British SUV. Recall that it will be based on the new MLA platform (Modular Longitudinal Architecture), designed for various hybrids and electric cars.