2018 Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid announced, revised range

The 2018 Range Rover P400e has been revealed at the Design Museum in London, with interior tweaks that bring it into line with the futuristic Velar, and new hybrid powertrain options giving Rangie customers a green option.

The Range Rover P400e PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) combines a 221kW 2.0-litre ‘Ingenium’ turbocharged four-cylinder engine shared with various Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles, with an 85kW electric motor, for a nominal output of 297kW.

This helps the luxury flagship SUV accelerate from 0-100km/h in as little as 6.8 seconds, on its way to a top sped of 220km/h. The on-board lithium battery takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to recharge to full capacity, whereby it allows 51km of electric only range.

Inside, many aspects of the Velar sports-SUV have been transferred to the high-end Range Rover. A digital climate control screen and buttons now feature, as do 24-way electric front seats with 25 massage programmes including hot stone. Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle line director Nick Collins said:

“The new Range Rover takes our luxury SUV to new heights, delivering enhanced refinement, luxury and all-terrain capability. The new PHEV powertrain isn’t simply a no-compromise solution – it builds on the traditions of our flagship SUV and delivers heightened refinement and comfort with impressive performance and efficiency.”

We’ll bring further details about the 2018 Range Rover as they come to hand, including Australian pricing and launch date.