Range Rover P400e PHEVOctober 12, 2017
The new Range Rover P400e PHEV combines a 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor. The 404hp total available power output – and 640Nm of torque – delivers 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 137mph.
The Range Rover P400e emits 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to 31 miles.
Drivers of the new PHEV model can choose from two driving modes:
Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. 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 enables the feature, which utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy
EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero-emission journeys
Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and is able to deliver maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres.
When rapid charging the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard. The Range Rover’s battery is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile, 70 per cent state of health warranty.
The Range Rover 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor. The P400e is available in both standard and long wheelbase body styles.
The Range Rover’s exterior design has also been evolved, while heightened comfort and new consumer technologies have been added to the cabin.
The Range Rover P400e Vogue Petrol PHEV costs £86,965, the P400e Vogue SE costs £93,465, and the P400e Autobiography costs £105,865.
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