Evoque and Discovery Sport Now Come as Charging Hybrids

About a year ago, Land Rover released a facelift by Discovery Sport and they simultaneously took the opportunity to put a mild hybrid system into it. They then told us that the charging hybrid would come and now that day has come.

Through the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover takes a step forward on the sustainability scale by launching a 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 200 horsepower along with an electric motor of 109 horsepower. The electric motor is integrated into the rear axle and is powered by a 15 kWh lithium-ion battery which is located under the rear seat and hopefully will not eat up valuable interior space.

The powertrain is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and both cars are obviously driving on all four wheels. Defender will also have access to this driveline in the future.

The three-cylinder petrol engine in aluminum has slimmed down 37 kg compared to the four-cylinder variant, the eight-speed automatic box is 5 kg lighter than the nine-speed variant found in other models. They have thus lost 42 kg which may be needed as it has instead had a battery of 15 kWh mounted under the rear seat, no weight regarding the battery module is available. So the question is whether it is a zero sum game or not.

The battery should in any case be able to charge from 0 to 80 percent in 30 minutes together with a fast charger (DC charger), however it is limited to 32 kW, you charge at home in AC charger with a 7 kW charger it takes about 90 minutes. Instead, if you charge in a regular outlet overnight, for example, it takes 6 hours and 42 minutes to fully charge.

Neither Evoque nor Discovery Sport are a few small cars, but the official range figures show that Evoque should be able to reach 6.6 miles and Discovery Sport should manage 6.2 miles. The mixed consumption sets Land Rover to 0.14 and 0.16 liters per mile respectively. The CO2 emission is 32 g / km for Evoque and 36 g / km for Discovery Sport according to WLTP.
The Evoque travels 0-100 km

/ h in 6.4 seconds while the Discovery Sport needs 6.6 seconds. Both are capable of driving up to 135 km / h with only electric drive.
That sounds undeniably good, we learn will have reason to return to what the numbers look like in reality on Swedish roads sometime after the summer when they are released.

There are three driving modes and the hybrid mode is standard. Then the car is powered by both the electric and gasoline engines. If you choose the EV mode instead, you are obviously only running on electricity, you choose the third mode Save and the level of the battery is maintained and the car is powered by the petrol engine.

These two charge hybrids are available in S, SE and HSE in either standard version or R-dynamic. Land Rover has not yet released any figures regarding prices or benefit values ​​for any of these cars.

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About a year ago, Land Rover released a facelift by Discovery Sport and they simultaneously took the opportunity to put a mild hybrid system into it. They then told us that the charging hybrid would come and now that day has come.

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