Jaguar Land Rover reveals Range Rover’s newest model as well as their first-ever first plug-in hybrid model, which is available only on the Sport trim. The SUV, which gets the “P400e” moniker, hides the charging port on the side of the front grille.
Under the hood of the Range Rover is a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, as well as an electric motor housed on the transmission to complete the plug-in hybrid powertrain. Overall, the 2019 Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid has a combined output of 404 horsepower (297 kilowatts) and 640 Newton-metres (472 pound feet) of torque. To break that down, 300 horsepower (221 kilowatts) comes from the combustion engine, while the e-motor carries out 116 horsepower (85 kilowatts).
Furthermore, the SUV has a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that lets the P400e travel on electric power for up to 31 miles (51 kilometers) without a single drop of gasoline. Depending on the charging cable, one can fully charge the SUV in 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 32 amp wall box or 7 hours and 30 minutes with the standard 10 amp cable.
As for performance, the SUV can accelerate to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 6.7 seconds, before moving to a top speed of 137 mph (220 kph), and in EV mode, 85 mph (137 kph). For every 100 kilometers, the P400e will consume 2.8 liters, with only 64 g/km of CO2 emissions.
That’s not all from JLR as there is also the beefier Range Rover they call the SVR that comes equipped with a 5.0 liter engine producing as much as 575 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of torque. With that much power, it can do the 62-mile sprint in just 4.5 seconds, despite its size. It can then continue to a top speed of 176 mph.
The Range Rover Sport’s exterior had been tweaked as well, now with a slimmer grille, new LED headlights, and a more aggressive spoiler at the rear. The 21- and 22-inch wheels complete the outside look of the SUV.
On the inside, customers can now get the interior in new ebony vintage tan and ebony eclipse themes, as well as 10 ambient lighting options that are available. There is also a Nanoe cabin air ionization system that boost the quality of air inside the car. Two 10-inch touch screens come standard with the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, alongside the 10-inch full colour HUD, and 12-inch digital driver’s display. A cool new feature is that drivers can use gesture controls to play with the electrically operated roof.
JLR is currently taking orders for the 2018 Range Rover Sport. Deliveries should begin by the end of the year.