By: Angel Sergeev – Motor1
Both have more than 300 horsepower.
The rumors were true – the Range Rover Evoque gets a new three-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain. We spotted a test prototype of that vehicle back in January and it turns out the chic crossover won’t be the only model in the brand’s range to receive the new eco-friendly system. The Discovery Sport also benefits from the P300e-branded hybrid engine.
The core of the system is a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged unit, good for 197 horsepower (147 kilowatts), supported by a 107-hp (80-kW) electric motor mounted on the rear axle and a 15kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined output is rated at 304 hp (227 kW) and 398 pound-feet (540 Newton-meters) of torque for both the Evoque and Disco Sport.