One of the best SUV of the world, the Range Rover Sport already comes with a plug-in hybrid power-train option. Well the Land Rover is bringing some new light hybrid technology to the line-up as part of its electrified power-train expansion. So, 2020 Range Rover sports HST has an all-new turbocharged Ingenium inline-six steps in for the outgoing V6, and a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This system is there to help to optimize performance and efficiency.
But it’s not all about electricity to reduce the amount of fuel used. The hybrid e system is also there to make the 2020 Range Rover sports HST faster and more approachable. Land Rover has fixed an electric supercharger system, for the performance boost and to cuts turbo lag.
2020 Range Rover Sports HST
The supercharger can spool up to 120,000 rpm in half a second, which Land Rover says eliminates turbo lag. On top of that, the carmaker’s first 48-volt mild hybrid system uses brake energy recuperation to charge a set of batteries that powers an electric motor. Land Rover didn’t provide specs on the e-motor. The energy can be deployed during hard acceleration, helping scoot the Range Rover Sport from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 miles per hour.
While talking about the power-train of 2020 Ranger River sports HSt, he system produces 395 horsepower. This power allows the big 4x4 to sprint from 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) in less than 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph (225 kph). As it has a mild hybrid technology, the car returns 25.4 miles per gallon, converted from 30.5 mpg UK or 9.3 liters / 62 miles (100 km), and emits 213 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
Of course, the new hybrid power-train isn’t exclusively about performance. Land Rover launches it as part of its commitment to adding electrified options to all its new models from 2020.