Range Rover hybrid: palatial luxury that won’t cost the earth

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Range Rover is not a car maker known for its green credentials, says James Mills in The Sunday Times. Greenpeace once branded it a “climate criminal”. But it has been investing in new technologies. Range Rovers are lighter and more fuel-efficient, and now there is this “posh Prius” – a hybrid model that combines a three-litre V6 diesel engine with an electric motor.

The combination slightly improves the car’s fuel efficiency and lowers carbon emissions.

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It is considerably heftier than the standard model, which makes it less than thrilling to drive. But the cabin is “positively luxurious” and the rear seats in the long-wheelbase model are “palatial”. The back of this Range Rover limo “really is a supreme way from which to survey the outside world”, says Chas Hallett in What Car.

It is “one of the world’s finest luxury cars”.

Price: £110,150
Engine: 2,993cc, V6 diesel with electric motor
Power: 335bhp at 4,000rpm
Top speed: 135mph
0-62mph: 6.5 seconds
Fuel: 44.1mpg (combined)
CO2: 169g/km

Courtesy MoneyWeek

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