The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are now offered with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) derivatives. See details below…
The new plug-in hybrid Range Rover and Range Rover Sport derivatives are badged as the P400e and both offer total outputs of 297 kW and 640 Nm developed by a 221 kW 2.0-litre petrol engine and 85 kW electric motor. Both derivatives are paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and 7 kW on-board charger.
The charging point is found behind the badge on the grille with the 13.1 kWh lithium-ion batteries mounted in the floor of the rear load bay. Both vehicles are equipped with Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system to tackle difficult terrain. The system has been calibrated to distribute torque from the electric motor to all four wheels from zero rpm which affords the driver greater control in low-speed off-road scenarios.
Two drive modes, including Parallel Hybrid (combines petrol and electric drive) mode and EV (pure electric drive) mode are offered. In EV mode, both derivatives offer 51 km range on electric power alone and a full charge can be achieved in 2 hours and 45 minutes using the optional 32 A wall box. Alternatively, you can also use a standard 10 A home charging cable which takes 7.5 hours to complete a full charge. Both derivatives are offered in standard and long wheelbase body styles.
The Range Rover plug-in hybrid derivative is equipped with a host of comfort and convenience features such as a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, up to 17 connection points, WiFi hotspot for up to 8 devices, 20/24-way front seats with 25 massage programmes, gesture sunblind, air cabin ionisation and an activity key to name a few.
The Range Rover Sport adds an Advanced Tow Assist function, using the Terrain Response 2 rotary controller, which helps the driver with counter-steering for greater accuracy when reversing with a trailer.
Range Rover/Range Rover Sport PHEV - Price in SA
Range Rover P400e - R2 207 300
Range Rover Sport - R1 639 300
A 3-year/100 000km warranty and 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan is standard as well as an 8-year/160 000km 70% state of health warranty.