China's first ever diesel-electric hybrid goes on sale in May in LWB form, with 186mm of extra interior space and CO2 emissions of 169g/km

A long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover Hybrid has made its debut at the Beijing motor show.

Land Rover says the model, which is the first diesel-electric hybrid to go on sale in China, 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 125lb ft of torque to create overall outputs of 345bhp and 516lb ft. Land Rover says the model is capable of returning 44.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 169g/km.

Coupled 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 30mph for one mile.

This 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. 

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23 April 2014
1 mile 1mile! Really worthy of bothering to call this a hybrid! 1 mile range ... All the years of development the industry has being going through regarding hybrid / electric motor tech and range rover produce this ... Hardly the greatest advertisement for green tech !

Is this another exercise similar to Astons cygnet trick .. To reduce overall c02 figures for the brand !?

23 April 2014
Bobstardeluxe wrote:

1 mile 1mile! Really worthy of bothering to call this a hybrid! 1 mile range ... All the years of development the industry has being going through regarding hybrid / electric motor tech and range rover produce this ... Hardly the greatest advertisement for green tech !

Is this another exercise similar to Astons cygnet trick .. To reduce overall c02 figures for the brand !?

It does seem faintly rediculous that any manufacturer would get excited about a hybrid that can run for 1 mile on electric power only. Still it made me laugh!

23 April 2014
Why are such small people so obsessed with having so much room in the backs of their cars? What are they doing in there?

23 April 2014
One mile? Is it running the same rechargeable battery as found in my old mobile phone?

24 April 2014
...JLR launch production diesel-electric hybrid.
Bentley show a lash-up hybrid Mulsanne concept. VW have a two cylinder diesel hybrid concept. Mercedes have a C-Class diesel hybrid "arriving in 2015".
Looks to me like there's only one company that's actually coming up with the goods. The rest seem to be excellent at producing press releases.

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