Range Rover Sport hybrid has been announced for 2018 release
A plug-in hybrid Range Rover Sport is coming in 2018.
Jaguar Land Rover is adding the low emissions variant of the SUV range to reduce the emissions the Chelsea Tractor produces.
Typically the Range Rover is not an eco car so the electric boost should help to not only reduce emissions but improve the range of the car.
Alongside the introduction of the new hybrid Range Rover Jaguar Land Rover has stated that from 2020 every vehicle in produces will have an option of electrification.
In addition to the hybrid version the flagship SVR now delivers 575hp, making it the fastest Range Rover to date with a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds.
Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern said: “When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design.
“The addition of design-enabled technologies, such as our new infotainment system and the LED headlights demonstrate our drive towards ever greater desirability for the customer.”
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
“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.”
The new plug-in hybrid vehicle will combine a 300bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor.
The hybrid variatn will cost from £70,800
This produces a combined 404bhp total power output which delivers 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 137mph.
Both the all-wheel drive system and the 640Nm of combined torque offers power and grip on the roads.
The Range Rover Sport P400e emits just 64g/km of CO2 on the NEDC cycle and offers zero-emissions all-electric range of 31 miles.
Two driving modes will be available thanks to the hybrid engine. – Parallel Hybrid model and EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
The updated interior which looks to be inspired by the Velar
Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor.
Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director, 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.”
When rapid charging, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated or 32amp wall box.
The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.
The grille has been redesigned and now houses the charging port and new light signatures change the front-end character of the Sport.
Inside the car a new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system has been added which are said to boast the most high-tech features ever to be fitted on a Range Rover.
Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin, much like the design on the new Velar.
Prices for the new hybrid start at £70,800 but the new range pricing begins at £61,315 rising to £99,680.