Apparently, when the folks at Land Rover buy into something they do it in a big way. And so, when they shine they roll onto the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month they’ll be revealing not just one but two new hybrid models.
The first-ever Land Rover gas-electric powertrain will be shared by both the flagship Range Rover model and the even newer Range Rover Sport. Meanwhile, further applications could be in store for other members of the British maker’s SUV line-up in the near future.
The new system pairs a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel with a 47-horsepower electric motor to create a combined 335 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox links the hybrid package to all four wheels. Better yet — for mileage-minded motorists, anyway — the new system should deliver a solid double-digit boost in fuel economy.