2018 Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid Redesigned Spied On Winter Testing

Feb 22, 2017 09:00 AM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

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Land Rover's new 2018 Range Rover plug-in hybrid has been spotted by some spy photographers testing its new vehicle ahead of a possible launch in 2018. The automaker said that the petrol-electric hybrid would be equipped with exciting features to impress the customers.

The car which was caught testing had a new front bumper and grille. It suggests that both of these will be supporting the charging port of the car. The front and back end lights of the vehicle also have been given a new design. 

The spy shots revealed that the car would come with warning stickers on the front and back of the car to indicated that it is an electrified version. It is said to have a hybrid unit which has a 295bhp four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and a lithium-ion battery, which is located under the boot floor.

So far, everything else from the outside remains the same as the previous. It means that this version will keep all the great exterior and interior features.  A few standard features will include P225/50R19 tires and 19 X 9-inch aluminum wheels with a 5-spoke design.

Other features will include body-colored bumpers, Body-colored door handles, clearcoat paint, aluminum panels, lip spoiler, LED Brakelights, dark tinted glass, rear fog lamps and much more. According to AutoCar, it is expected that the new 2018 Range Rover plug-in hybrid-electrified range will have 20-30 miles.

The new hybrid car will take on the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. The power output may be less, but it might be able to beat the BMW's 0 to 62mph time in 6.5 seconds.

Furthermore, the system that will be given to the 2018 hybrid car will have a very low CO2 emission. It is expected to used in future hybrid models such as Jaguar F-Pace, XF, and XJ.

The release date of the upcoming 2018 Range Rover Sports Plug-in Hybrid is still unknown, but some speculations suggest that it will be likely in the last three months of this year. No official information has been released yet on the car's price tag.  

 

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