The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid is the first model of its kind to be launched by the British manufacturer. It is characterized by excellent performance, low CO2 emissions, and better fuel economy.
Hybrid Engine, Specs, Performance
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter direct injection turbo diesel V-6 engine that in combination with a 47-hp electric motor develops a total of 335 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor alone can produce 228 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and brings the power to all four wheels.
The 35-kWh Li-ion battery that powers the motor is positioned under the floor, so it does not affect the reduction of internal space. It is cooled by liquid and protected in a boron-steel cradle. According to the manufacturer, this off-road vehicle can reach the speed of 62 miles per hour (~100 km/h) in about 6.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the regular model is 135 mph (~218 km/h), while the top speed of the Sport model is 140 mph (~225 km/h). Estimated fuel economy rating numbers are 93 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 43 mpg combined. What is also important to mention is that this SUV reduces the emission of CO2 by 26%. It emits 169 g/km on the combined cycle. It is possible to activate the EV mode that activates only electric motor and allows you to drive up to a mile at 30 mph.
The exterior of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid model is almost identical to the regular model with gasoline engine. It does have a slightly different front grille. Such a useful feature is addition of a winch that is attached to the front bumper. Certainly not a useless feature, and will be useful when you find yourself somewhere in the forest or hilly areas. Of course, since this is the off-road model, it has special tires suitable for any type of terrain and weather conditions. Another useful feature comes with the off-road kit. That is a roof rack that will increase the available storage space for your luggage or a spare tire. There are also twin lights above the windshield for greater visibility at night and during fog days.
Interior Styling and Features
The interior of this SUV is not significantly changed compared to the regular model. All that can be found there can be found here. As I have already mentioned above, the battery is located below the floor so there is no impact on space. There is enough legroom for all passengers, allowing them a comfortable ride. The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid has five seats inside and lots of space in the cargo area, just like the regular vehicle. The Sport Hybrid version features a 5+2 seating layout. What is new in this model is that it shows ecological info and additional details on its TFT instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Some of the features worth mentioning: an 8-inch touchscreen display which can also be operated by voice commands, GPS navigation which is essential for the off-road vehicle, BlueTooth connection with audio streaming support, radio, USB and power ports, keyless entry, rearview camera that serves as a parking assistant, center armrest, heated front seats, automatic climate control, etc.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid Price
This special SUV is already available for sale around Europe, Australia, and other locations. Starting price of the regular model is £98,415 (about $162,740), while the Sport Hybrid model’s price is £81,550 (about $134,850). In Australia, the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid is available for $113,600. Too expensive for my taste, but I am sure many customers will find this model attractive and pennyworth.
Here are some additional photos of this hybrid off-roader.
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