Following the news that Jaguar and Land Rover will have an electric or hybrid option available for every model in their showroom, the first car to be transformed will be the Range Rover Sport.
Here are the headline figures that Land Rover are claiming:
- Total Power - 404bhp
- Fuel economy - 101mpg
- Combined Co2 Emissions - 64g/km
- Electric Range - 31 miles
This new drivetrain will be called the p400e and models will start from £61,315.
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director, Jeremy Hicks said: “The current Range Rover Sport has performed exceptionally well in the UK market since it was introduced in 2013 selling just shy of 50,000 vehicles to date. Its perfect blend of performance, comfort, utility and off-road prowess make it the perfect all-round luxury vehicle.
“These 2018 updates make the Range Rover Sport an even more attractive proposition with CO2 emissions down to 64g/km and a 101mpg on the combined cycle coupled with new infotainment technology making life simpler. Our efficient diesel and petrol engines are our cleanest ever and remain utterly relevant today on our journey to electrification.”
So what’s special about it?
Well, the P400e will use the 2.0litre, 4-cylinder ‘Ingenium’ engine, which exists already across the Land Rover range, but in the P400e it is mated to an 85Kw motor, making a combined 404bhp. This is good enough to get the car from 0-60mph in just 6.3 seconds and onto a max speed of 137mph.
There are two driving modes, Parallel hybrid mode and EV mode. The Parallel hybrid mode is the default and it blends petrol and electric driving and the driver can optimise battery charging or fuel economy. The second driving mode is EV mode which, obviously, puts the car into a fully electric mode, allowing you to progress in near silence for up to 31 miles.
With rapid charging, the P400e will go from flat to full in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes using a dedicated 35amp wall box. Alternatively, using a domestic plug socket it will take 7 hours 30 minutes using the home charging cable which is supplied with the car.