Range Rover Sport P400e is the first production hybrid from Land Rover
It will go on sale next year with prices ranging from £70,800 to £84,400
It has a 137mph top speed and can run for 31 miles on electric power only
A full charge can take as little as 2 hours and 45 minutes (using a rapid charger)
Published: 19:01 EDT, 3 October 2017 | Updated: 04:31 EDT, 4 October 2017
Land Rover has revealed its first ‘green’ plug-in electric hybrid car - the Range Rover Sport P400e - which will hit the road next year with a claimed 101mpg.
It will hit 60mph in 6.3 seconds, have a top speed of 137mph. And with a range on battery power-only of 31 miles, while it won't be a Tesla-matching pure electric option the British-built rechargeable Range Rover Sport is low on C02 emissions averaging just 64g/km.
That greener dose of 4x4 luxury won't come cheap though. Prices for the plug-in model start from £70,800 to £84,400.
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Going green: Land Rover has confirmed it will have a plug-in hybrid model on sale from early next year - the Range Rover Sport P400e
On a charge: The Range Rover Sport P400e will be on sale on 2018, Land Rover announced on Wednesday
A Land Rover spokesman said: ‘The latest Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.’
Badged P400e, the new model combines a 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor to create 404hp of pulling power for the 4X4.
It accelerates from 0-60mph in only 6.3 seconds (0-62mph in 6.7 seconds) and has a top speed of 137mph.
Land Rover said: ‘Thanks to its electrified powertrain, Range Rover Sport P400e emits only 64g/km and offers an all-electric range of 31 miles (51km) without the petrol engine running.’
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It added: ‘For the first time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emissions, near silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability and allowing entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.’
The electric motor is powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.
When rapid charging, a full charge can be achieved in 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated or 32-amp wall box.
Prices for the luxurious electric-supplemented Range start from £70,800 and extend all the way to £84,400
It has a claimed range of 101 miles and a top speed of 137mph, according to Land Rover
There is an EV mode that makes the car run purely on electric power only - though it will only last for 31 miles before having to switch back to the conventional engine
The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10-amp home charging cable supplied as standard.
Access to the 7Kw on-board charger is hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that from all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will have the option of electrification.
With the new plug-in Range Rover Sport, drivers can select from two driving modes to best suit their needs.
The default setting is called ‘parallel Hybrid mode’ and combines petrol and electric drive.
When rapid charging, the plug-in Range Rover can be fully charged in 2 hours 45 minutes
The system includes an on-board charger that will liked to the regenerative brakes to produce more electric power
The charging socket is placed neatly in the honeycomb grille of the big SUV
A ‘SAVE‘ function prevents the battery charge dropping below the level which has been selected.
A clunkily entitled ‘Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO)’ mode kicks in when drivers enter their destination on the sat-nav,
The system uses the sat-nav data to work out when best to switch between the electric motor and the petrol engine to maximise fuel economy over gradients along the route.
EV mode enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery for a zero emissions journey.
The new plug-in Range Rover Sport is part of the refreshed 2018 line-up which is available to order now priced from £61,315.
A Land Rover smartphone app will let you check the charge state of your car as well as tell you if a charging cable is connected and the range available with the battery power stored
Land Rover's array of press images show the car being used off road, though most will stick to the urban jungle
Inside, it's hard to tell the plug-in Range Rover Sport apart from any of the normal V6 and V8-powered versions
Customers can also choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder, V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines. A new flagship 575hp Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds.
The British-designed, engineered and Solihull-built Range Rover Sport has sold more than 732,000 since it went on sale in 2005.
Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks said: ‘These 2018 updates make the Range Rover Sport an even more attractive proposition with CO2 emissions down to 64g/km and a 101mpg.’
But he also stressed: ‘Our efficient diesel and petrol engines are our cleanest ever and remain utterly relevant today on our journey to electrification.’
Nick Collins, vehicle line director for Jaguar Land Rover said: 'The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency.
'The introduction of our advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV.'
If you're looking for more performance, the updated Range Rover Sport SVR has 575hp and completes 0-60mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds
‘For the first time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emission, near silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability,' Land Rover bosses said
Don't expect many of these £85,000 luxury SUVs to be slumming it on farm duty - most will exclusively be used for school runs, family holidays and frequent motorway excursions
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