Land Rover is ready to electrify its lineup and its first model is the 2018 Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid. The 2018 Range Rover Sport looks like the standard Range Rover Sport on the outside, but underneath it’s electrified powertrain can power the SUV up to 31 miles without emitting any emissions.
The Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid is badged P400e. The plug-in hybrid powertrain features a 2.0L four-cylinder that’s mated to a 85 kW electric motor. The system generates a combined 404 horsepower and 472 lb-ft. of torque. The Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid reaches 60 mph time of 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 137 mph.
Drivers can select between two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid and EV mode. Parallel Hybrid mode is the default driving mode and as its name suggests, it uses both the gas and electric motor to get moving. In the Parallel Hybrid mode the driver can optimize battery charge or fuel economy by utilizing one of two charge management functions: SAVE function or Predictive Energy Optimization.
The EV mode only uses the 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor to keep the Range Rover Sport moving down the road.
With rapid charging, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes using a dedicated 32amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.
There are a few unique design elements to differentiate the Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid from the other models. The front features intelligent Matrix Pixel LED headlights and a redesigned grille. The front fascia also gets a new more aggressive bumper. Inside there’s the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system called ‘Blade’, which Land Rover says is the most advanced ever created by Jaguar Land Rover. There are also two 10-inch touchscreens.
The pricing for the Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid starts at £70,800 in the UK.
Source: Land Rover