Land Rover confirms Range Rover PHEVby Ronan Glon
The plug-in Range will make its debut by the end of the year.
Jaguar - Land Rover (JLR) boss Ralf Speth confirmed what the entire automotive industry has suspected for months: a plug-in hybrid Range Rover is right around the corner.
The Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport will simultaneously inaugurate a brand-new plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the coming months. It will consist of JLR's turbocharged 2.0-liter Ingenium four-cylinder engine, a compact electric motor zapped by a lithium-ion battery pack, and the Range's standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
The plug-in Range Rover duo will break cover by the end of the year. Given the nature of the announcement, we expect to see them both in late November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. They'll reach showrooms next year, in time for the 2019 model year.
Land Rover's research and development department ensured the gas-electric powertrain is modular. It will trickle down to other members of the JLR portfolio (including the Jaguar XF) after making its debut under the Range Rover's sheet metal.