Land Rover launches PHEV line-up

Land Rover has revealed details of its two new PHEVs - the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport - announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month.

Official economy figures put an all-electric range at 31 miles for each model, along with a shared CO2 figure of 64 g/km and NEDC fuel economy figure of 101 MPG.

Both models use the same 404hp petrol-electric powertrain, which features a 2.0 litre four-cylinder Ingenium engine combined with an 85 kW electric motor.

As you would expect from Land Rover, power is put through all four wheels, with the Range Rover Sport P400e completing the 0-60mph sprint in just 6.3 seconds; the Range Rover P400e takes 0.1 seconds longer.

The drivetrain can operate either in parallel hybrid mode or pure electric. In hybrid, the system can either be put into the Save setting to hold the battery's charge above a set level for later in the journey, or into Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO).

This setting is like a conventional hybrid, using both petrol, electric, or a combination of both powertrains, and makes the most of GPS altitude data to make the switch-overs more efficient.

Charging the 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack will take as little as 2 hours 45 minutes on a fast charger thanks to a 7kW on-board charger. Otherwise, a full charge from a 10 amp home charge point will take up to seven and a half hours, using a Type 2 connector.

The Range Rover Sport P400e will start at £70,800, and the Range Rover P400e from £86,965. Although both qualify for OLEV Category 3 status - CO2 emissions between 50 and 75 g/km, with at least 20 miles capable with zero-tailpipe CO2 - neither models will benefit from the Plug-in Car Grant since there is a cap of £60,000 for funding.

Models are available to order now, with deliveries expected from early 2018.

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017

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