Land Rover has launched a long-wheel base (LWB) version of the Range Rover Hybrid at the Beijing Motor Show. The LWB will be the first diesel-electric hybrid to go on sale in China. The company has said that the LWB offers “an unprecedented combination of premium luxury, interior space and exceptional fuel and emissions performance”.
Power for the Range Rover Hybrid comes from the firm's 3.0-litre SDV6 engine combined with an electric motor, which adds 47bhp and 17kgm of torque to create overall outputs of 345bhp and 71kgm.
Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, drivers can select from different driving modes to maximise efficiency or performance. The model can travel in electric-only mode at speeds of up to 48kph for one mile.
The long-wheelbase version comes with an extra 186mm of room inside, something Land Rover expects to go down well with customers in China. The LWB version will be sold alongside the regular Range Rover Hybrid in China from May. The country is one of JLR's key markets, and the firm says it expects premium hybrid models to sell well in the region.