Land Rover launches finally an SUV plug-in hybrid

05 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • Range Rover Sport

Before Land Rover could launch its first all-electric vehicle, the brand will electrify its entire lineup using plug-in hybrid technology to ensure the big off-roaders can still enter any city. Mating a 221kW 2-litre Ingenium turbopetrol engine to a centrally-mounted 85kW electric motor, the newcomer boasts combined system outputs of 297kW and 640Nm and can, according to claims, sprint from 0-100km/h in just 6.7 seconds. When working in unison the auto is capable of hitting 100km/h in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 137mph.

Nick Collins, vehicle line director, Jaguar Land Rover, said: "The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency".

Also as part of the mid-life update, power of the SVR's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 has been raised from 550hp to 575hp to help improve the 0-100kph time from 4.8sec to 4.6sec.

The 2018 Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will offer company auto customers a far more appealing option, as its 2.0-litre petrol engine, 85kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack lead to low Carbon dioxide emissions of 64g/km.

Drivers can choose from two driving modes.

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In addition to the new petrol-electric hybrid options, every Range Rover Sport now has an enhanced design and new consumer technology, the company said.

Under normal conditions the auto acts like a traditional hybrid, using a mixture of electric power and the petrol engine to provide the best compromise between performance and economy.

EV (Electric Vehicle) mode - enables the vehicle to run exclusively on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys. "All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear-view mirror, and forwards to close" and new "Pixel laser LED headlights" at the front. Then, there's full EV mode, granting up to 31 miles of silent electric cruising.

Prices for the updated Range Rover Sport start at £61,315 for the SD4 in HSE trim and rise to £99,680 for the SVR. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10-amp home charging cable supplied as standard.

The Sport also gets the Velar's steering wheel, together with its touch-sensitive buttons; and while the Sport keeps its stubby gear selector, making do without the rotary dial fitted to the latest Jaguar-Land Rover cars, this is one of the few aspects of the Sport's interior that's been left unchanged.

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