Range Rover Sport tested near Land Rover HQ with hybrid power plug-in
We already know that Jaguar Land Rover is planning an extensive deployment of plug-in vehicle technology in the coming years, including the electrification of the Range Rover range, but now we have our first look at the PHEV model.
Spy photographers have called the HQ out in Gaydon test car, with the Range Rover Sport model seen testing with a high voltage sticker on the front and rear windscreen. A snapshot taken during another test in the United States shows the loading port, which is under the badge on the grill.
It is possible that the new electric architecture developed for the Jaguar I-Pace will be integrated into the new Range Rover PHEV, even if it seems to be subject to tests like the current generation Range Rover Sport.
Speaking to Auto Express in 2016, JLR CEO Ralf Speth said: “Forty to fifty percent of our range was electrified in 2020.”
While the Jaguar I-Pace is a fully electric car, we hope this Range Rover Sport PHEV will use a gasoline engine and a small electric motor with a fully electric short range will be completed with the normal engine. They expect low CO2 figures to call car company buyers, just like the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin engine.