Land Rover confirmed that the official launch of the 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid version will take place at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA – Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung). The new model will be presented together with a new diesel version.
After enjoying a spectacular launch at the 2013 New York International Motor Show (Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC) and a warm welcoming from the public, the new 2014 Range Rover Sport generation has prepared a surprise for this year’s autumn: 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid.
2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid Engine
A British company official confirmed the launch of a hybrid version in the autumn of this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2013). Stuart Frith, Engineering Coordinator at Land Rover, said that a green version of the new 2014 Range Rover Sport will need a hybrid assembly composed of a diesel engine and an electric motor.
Most likely we could see an evolution of the technology found on Range-e plug-in concept presented in 2011. Back then, the prototype had a 3.0 liter TDV6 diesel engine, capable of developing 245 horsepower, and a 93 horses electrical unit. The combined power was 335 horsepower, being administered using an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The electric motor was kept alive by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 14.2 kWh.
The Range-e plug-in concept allowed a drive in full electric mode over a distance of 20 miles (32 kilometers) and a total range of 690 miles (1112 kilometers). All thanks to an estimated mixed fuel economy of 3.3 liters/100 km (71.3 mpg US / 85.6 mpg Imp.) and emissions of only 89 g/km.
It remains to be seen whether the future 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid will borrow features from this drive train.
Along with the 2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid green version, Land Rover will also showcase an SDV8 derivative. As the sign suggests, the British model will be powered by a V8 diesel engine capable of delivering 516 pound-feet of torque (700 Nm).
2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid Wallpaper [photo gallery]
2014 Range Rover Sport Hybrid via Land Rover