New Range Rover P400e Hybrid to offer a number of different driving modes and impressive efficiency
The Range Rover has gone electric. Jaguar Land Rover has announced that as part of the revised 2018 Range Rover line-up, it will add a plug in electric Range Rover – officially entitled Range Rover P400e – for the very first time.
The Range Rover P400e is powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s 2.0 litre Ingenium turbocharged and intercooled petrol four-cylinder that produces 221kW and works in conjunction with an 85kW electric motor. Total combined power equates to 297kW and there’s up to 640Nm. The 0-100km/h dash takes just 6.8 seconds and the Range Rover P400e can travel up to 51 kilometres on electricity only. That’s enough for the daily commute.
Charging won’t take long. Land Rover says that a full charge takes on 2 hours and 45 minutes via a dedicated 32amp box.
Land Rover insists that the Range Rover P400e will offer all the luxury and capability of all other models in the Range Rover family and will be priced from $190,000 plus on road costs. The Range Rover P400e will rival the likes of the Volvo XC90 T8 when it goes on sale.
The conventional V6 and V8 engine options remain.
The 2018 Range Rover family will benefit from plush new seats, and if you’re the sort of aristocrat who will want to be driven around in the back of your Range Rover as you need to attend to important business matters, you’ll be pleased to know that there is 4G Wi-Fi on board, along with a raft of sockets including power points up the back.
Additional changes include LED headlights, a gesture control sunblind and Jaguar Land Rover’s activity key.
Those who enjoy their Range Rover with V8 grunt – we certainly do – will be delighted to know that the flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic now produces 416kW (a 12kW increase) from its supercharged 5.0 litre V8.
The revised Range Rover will go on sale from the end of 2017.