Future Range Rover Sport hybrid to appear in 2012, emits just 100 g/km of CO2 | Rpmgo.com



In a rather shocking move, Land Rover has announced that it is indeed working on a fully-hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport model, which will emit just 100 g/km of CO2 and can travel up to 20 miles on just the 25 kW electric motor, which will be running in tandem with a a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine.

The model is set for a launch in 2012, but until then it will undergo heavy testing on the road next year. The targeted CO2 emissions are quite low, especially considering when its closest rival, the Lexus RX450h, outputs 148 g/km. To put it in perspective, a figure of 100 g/km of CO2 will put the Range Rover Sport in the same league of cars like the Citroen C1 or Ford Focus Econetic, which are much smaller than the big old SUV.

Sadly, no further details were given by the UK brand, so we’ll just have to wait and see if this promise of efficient SUVs comes true.

Source: Autocar

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