A camouflaged Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid test mule has been spotted in Europe.
Land Rover would ideally want to keep the hybrid model unique from the regular versions. Which is why this prototype had redesigned bumpers, and new headlamps. In fact, the dashboard was covered up with a cloth which suggests it has been updated.
Though the mechanicals have not been confirmed, reports claim that the brand’s upcoming plug-in hybrid powerplant is based on the Ingenium 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor. It is believed to be coupled to an electric motor (currently under development) that can produce another 201bhp and 450Nm of instant torque.
The on-board battery pack, which may be mounted below the boot section, is expected to give this electrified Range Rover Sport a range of up to 48km on pure current. Though JLR has not revealed any details about when the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid could hit the market, sources estimate it to roll into showrooms in the last quarter of 2018.
Stay tuned to CarWale for more information regarding JLR’s plans for their upcoming models.