Range Rover P400e Can Travel 31 Miles in EV Mode

Pablo Tucker
October 11, 2017

Land Rover has remained typically quiet about its Discovery Sport updates, but the car's production life cycle suggests it'll launch next year.

Although styling changes for this Range Rover are minor, they include a revised grille with a new gloss-black surround and widened air vents in the front bumper. At the rear the bumper has been restyled and now integrates the exhaust tailpipes. The P400e is available in standard or long-wheelbase form, with Range Rover charging around £8,000 extra for the larger vehicle.

Earlier this month, Land Rover introduced their first ever plug-in hybrid vehicle in the form of the Range Rover Sport P400e.

At the heart of the setup are two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens stacked on the dashboard - the upper display controls navigation and media functions, while the lower one can be used to toggle climate control settings and seat functions like ventilation and massaging. While Land Rover says the system has been created to be intuitive to operate, we've found the lower screen distracting to use on the move in the Velar.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as a plug-in hybrid version of Land Rover's smallest offering debuted in concept form back in 2015.

Diesel power is available in both 190kW 3.0-litre TDV6 and 250kW 4.4-litre TDV8 guises, while there's also a 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6 with 280kW. We'd recommend Vogue SE, as this gets you the best mix of equipment and value.

On sale in Australia from March next year, the luxury SUV range will be strengthened by the P400e PHEV that combines a 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre "Ingenium" turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor for total system outputs of 297kW/640Nm.

The 2018 Range Rover sits at the top of the manufacturer's line-up and the facelift brings the usual round of fresh bumpers and lights, while the powerful SVAutobiography model gets a 17bhp power boost and now makes 557bhp. Of more benefit to drivers, though, is the car's all-electric driving range of up to 31 miles, its claimed 101mpg fuel economy and its Carbon dioxide emissions of 64g/km. The batteries can be fully replenished from a rapid charger in under three hours. On electric power alone, the 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery allows the Range Rover P400e to travel 50 km. Power is delivered to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Range Rover P400e broke cover today and is expected to go on sale in the USA next summer. At that price, the Range Rover is also significantly more expensive than both the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne; although, as with most high-end cars, the vast array of personalisation and equipment options on offer will likely push that price further upwards.

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