Range Rover Sport PHEV Is Jaguar Land Rover's First Plug-In Hybrid

Range Rover has added a new plug-in hybrid SUV to its Range Rover Sport family. The hybrid Range Rover Sport combines electric propulsion with a gas engine for performance. The plug-in hybrid has total power of 404PS (right at 400 hp) and 640 Nm (472 ft-lb) of torque.

Despite the power and torque output, the vehicle was able to achieve 101 mpg on the combined NEDC fuel economy standards. The PHEV Rover Sport can travel for 31 miles on electricity alone. The battery pack can be recharged in 2 hours and 45 minutes from completely dead.

The vehicle will be badged as the P400e and the gas power is from a 2.0L four paired with a 116PS electric motor. The power goes to the ground via a permanent 4WD system. The PHEV can reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 137 mph. The battery is a 13.1 kWh unit mounted under the floor.

An onboard 7kW charger handles charging duty and the charge cable plugs into the grille. There are two driving modes including Parallel Hybrid and EV modes. The transmission in the vehicle is a ZF automatic 8-speed.

To recharge in the 2 hours and 5 minutes quoted, a 32 amp wall box is required. On the 10 amp home charger cable that is supplied as standard, the battery takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to charge. The vehicle also has all the fancy bits and refinement inside the cabin you expect from Range Rover. A new luxury full EV is tipped to land in 2019 called the Road Rover.

Source: Range Rover