Land Rover’s first step towards electrification
Following the announcement of the 2018 Range Rover, the flagship SUV of Land Rover now comes with PHEV and Sport PHEV models that serve as the brand’s first steps towards an electrified powertrain option.
The efficient new Range Rover P400e provides sustainable performance by combining a 296 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with a 114 hp (85 kW) electric motor. The 398 hp total available power output – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers zero to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 220 km/h.
With an impressive 472-lb. ft. of torque, the new powertrain delivers dynamic performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement.
The Range Rover P400e provides an all-electric range of up to 51 kms without the Ingenium gasoline engine running. For the first time, customers choosing the flagship Land Rover SUV can experience zero-emission driving.
The Range Rover PHEV model has two driving modes: the Parallel Hybrid that combines gasoline and electric drive, and EV (electric vehicle) mode, which will only use the electric motor.
Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the 2019 Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid has a longitudinally mounted 2.0 liter Ingenium gasoline with 85 kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the center of the vehicle alongside the 7 kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the trunk floor.
The updated grille incorporates a Gloss Black surround and Atlas mesh for a more modern appearance, while the all-new front bumper features widened vent blades. The hallmark clamshell hood is both physically and visually longer, giving the driver a cleaner view ahead.
Refreshed lower side accents and vent graphics incorporate two alternative design schemes – Satin Body-Colored and Atlas Accent Finish – that further highlight the vehicle’s distinctive profile.
At the rear the updated bumper integrates the exhaust tailpipes across all Range Rover powertrains. In addition, six new alloy wheel designs are available alongside two new metallic paint colors — Rossello Red and Byron Blue.