Land Rover continues to update the Range Rover lineup and that includes introducing its first electrified models. Last week Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid and now we have our first look at the plug-in hybrid version of its flagship, the 2019 Range Rover P400e.
The updated Range Rover lineup will arrive for the 2018 model year, but we’ll have to wait until the summer of 2018 to get the plug-in hybrid version. The 2019 Range Rover P400e is powered by a 296-hp four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 114-hp electric motor. The plug-in hybrid powertrain generates a combined 398-hp and 472 lb-ft. of torque. The Range Rover P400e can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 137 mph.
There are two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid mode and EV mode. In EV mode the 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery gives it a driving range up to 31 miles.
In the default Parallel mode, there are two charge management functions: Predictive Energy Optimization and Save mode. Predictive Energy Optimization optimizes both power sources and is activated when the driver enters a destination into the navigation system. By analyzing factors such as traffic conditions, gradient of the route and whether it is an urban or rural environment, the plugin hybrid system will combine electric and gasoline engine power to optimize efficiency.
The Save mode automatically maintains the battery charge when its activated. In Save mode the Range Rover P400e will only use the electric motor once it has replenished enough energy via regenerative braking or charging, allowing customers to conserve electric power to be used on a specific part of their journey, like when entering congested urban areas.
Source: Land Rover