Select Range Rover And Discovery Sport Models Getting Hybrid Power

Jaguar Land Rover is working on two new hybrid models to offer on select Range Rovers and Land Rovers.

Autocar states that JLR is first developing a new plug-in hybrid powertrain set to be offered on the Range Rover Sport. It will be based around the firm’s four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine which without electrical assistance, delivers 295 hp.

Mated to the engine will be an electric motor built in house as well as a battery pack situated under the floor of the trunk. All of these systems will be designed to work with the company’s existing eight-speed automatic transmission built by ZF.

After debuting on the Range Rover Sport, the setup could be offered on select Jaguar F-Pace, XF and XJ models.

As for the second hybrid system being developed, it will be designed for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport. It’ll utilize a three-cylinder diesel engine with an electric turbocharger and a small electric motor. Additionally, a 48-volt electrical system will lace the car and provide power to the water pump and air conditioner.

The hybrid Evoque and Discovery Sport models aren’t expected to debut until the end of 2018.