Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled their first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – the Range Rover Sport P400e, available to order now.
The P400e combines a 300 PS (221 kW) 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 116 PS (85 kW) electric motor. The total system output is 404 PS (297 kW) and 640 Nm of torque, transferred to all four wheels via 8-speed ZF. 0-100 km/h acceleration happens in 6.7 seconds and the top speed is 137 mph (220 km/h).
The P400e emits only 64 g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and offers an all-electric range of up to 31 miles (51 km), said JLR.
There are two driving modes – Parallel Hybrid and EV mode. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions. SAVE function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level.
Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function – entering a destination in the navigation system utilises in-built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy.
The 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged in 2 hours 45 minutes with rapid charging. The 7 kW on-board charger is hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.
Equipment list includes Pixel-laser LED headlamps and Touch Pro Duo infotainment system.
Priced at £61,315 (OTR).
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