Land Rover releases its first plug-in hybrid vehicle

Doris Richards
October 6, 2017

But with attitudes towards oil-burners at an all-time low, Land Rover has unveiled a new option - the brand's first plug-in hybrid model.

The P400e emits only 64g/km of Carbon dioxide and offers an all-electric range of up to 31 miles.

Evidently the hybrid Range Rover Sport, which will be badged the P400e based on the company's new naming structure, will utilize a permanent four-wheel drive system in both normal and electric driving modes.

Also updated for the 2018 model year is the Range Rover Sport SVR, which gets a power boost up to 575 horsepower and a slight shave off of the 0-60 time, which is now 4.3 seconds.

It mates a four-cylinder petrol engine with 296bhp to a 114bhp electric motor, giving comparable performance to the rest of the Range Rover line-up, but with far greater fuel economy - under the right circumstances.

"The introduction of our advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV".

The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.

The new hybrid Range Rover will start from £70,800, and deliveries will begin in early 2018.

Nick Collins, vehicle line director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency". Its flawless blend of performance, comfort, utility and off-road prowess make it the ideal all-round luxury vehicle. "Our efficient diesel and petrol engines are our cleanest ever and remain utterly relevant today on our journey to electrification".

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