Land Rover has revealed the long wheelbase Range Rover Hybrid at the Beijing Motor Show, adding extra length to the Range Rover for a green limo.
We’ve already seen the Range Rover Hybrid and the LWB Range Rover, but now we get the two together with the debut of the Range Rover Hybrid LWB at the Beijing Motor Show.
Just like the normal Rangie Hybrid, the LWB version comes with a 3.0 litre diesel engine coupled to an electric motor with an extra 47bhp making a total of 345bhp. It also gets extra torque – 516lb/ft.
The key ingredient for fuel misers is that the hybrid setup delivers better economy than the 3.0 litre diesel – official figures 44.1mpg of compared to 37.7mpg for the regular diesel, but manages to offer power and torque figures comparable to the 4.4 litre V8 diesel.
It seems that the new Range Rover hybrid – along with the Range Rover Sport Hybrid – will be the first diesel hybrid models from any car maker to go on sale in China, with order books opening up in May and first deliveries scheduled for the end of 2014.
In fact, the order books for the hybrid Range Rover open up globally in May, so it won’t be too long before you can drive a Range Rover that won’t (necessarily) incur the wrath of the green brigade.