Revamped Jaguar XF features mild hybrid diesel tech

The new Jaguar XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake feature enhanced exteriors, an all-new interior incorporating luxurious new materials, and new technology, including a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium turbocharged diesel engine featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. The new range has been streamlined from 64 to 28 derivatives.

Plug-in hybrids join revamped Jaguar F-Pace range

The updated Jaguar F-Pace gets an updated exterior, an all-new interior, the latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology. The four-cylinder, 398bhp PHEV has an all-electric range of up to 33 miles.

Mild hybrid e-TEC models join Skoda Octavia line-up

The new fourth-generation Skoda Octavia range is set to expand with the addition of a new, efficient 1.0 e-TEC engine. The new unit, which is equipped with a seven speed DSG gearbox as standard is the brand’s first mHEV or mild hybrid powertrain and is available in two trim variants from £23,005.

Plug-in hybrid and straight six diesel for the Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender now has advanced new powertrains, new model specifications and more options. For the 2021 model year a new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model – the P400e – combines a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, to deliver 398 bhp, CO2 emissions of just 74g/km and combined economy of 85.3mpg. It will run in all-electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions for up to 27 miles, including off-road where, Land Rover says, the immediate torque from the electric motor makes Defender even more capable.

Autobiography models and mild hybrids for the Range Rover Evoque range

The Range Rover family is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new Range Rover Evoque Autobiography at the pinnacle of the compact SUV’s line-up. The flagship Evoque Autobiography edition features additional design accents and a luxurious interior. A plug-in-hybrid version is also available, for customers looking for a more sustainable, efficient luxury compact SUV.

Mild hybrid diesels for the updated Land Rover Discovery Sport

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been enhanced with mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines and the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment system. Following the launch of the P300e plug-in hybrid earlier in 2020, a number of additional new engine options are now available for the Discovery Sport, including Land Rover’s next generation of four-cylinder diesel engines.

Volvo XC40 range: more hybrid choices

Volvo’s electrification programme has now delivered a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the XC40 compact SUV. The introduction of the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 increases customer choice and opens the plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. At the same time, two new mild-hybrid petrol options have been added to the range, in the form of the new XC40 B4 and B5.

Mild hybrid power for updated Kia Stonic

Kia Motors has introduced significant upgrades to the Kia Stonic compact SUV. The updated Stonic offers drivers a range of new ‘Smartstream’ powertrains, with innovations that enhance efficiency. Among these, the Stonic is now available with Kia’s new petrol 48V mild-hybrid ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain, and is also equipped with the company’s new ‘clutch-by-wire’ intelligent Manual Transmission. The […]

Range Rover gets straight-six diesel and hybrid tech

A new family of 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium diesel engines and a range of special editions including the Westminster, Westminster Black Edition and an SVAutobiography Dynamic Black have joined the recently announced Range Rover Fifty celebratory model.