Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) once had a bad rap in the eyes of environment lobbyists. While this vehicle type has grown in popularity over the years, many found it to be a gas-guzzler, sucking fuel like there was no tomorrow. Of course, all this is about to change, says Jaguar Land Rover as it unveils its new Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid.
As the name suggests, the brand’s first-ever hybrid gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gas motor that puts out 300hp. This is paired with a 116hp electric mtor powered by a 13.1kwh lithium ion battery and a 7kw charger. This gives the Range Rover Sport Hybrid a total system output of 404hp and 640Nm of torque, sent to the four-wheels via 8-speed ZF gearbox. This is good for a 6.7-second 0-100kph time and a 220kph top speed.