Range Rover P400e Can Travel 31 Miles in EV Mode

Report-gen Range Rover Evoque to be a plug-in hybrid image

Of more benefit to drivers, though, is the car's all-electric driving range of up to 31 miles, its claimed 101mpg fuel economy and its Carbon dioxide emissions of 64g/km.

"Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover".

The new Range Rover P400e combines a 300PS 2-litre 4cyl petrol engine with a 116PS electric motor, and road tax runs at as little as €170-a-year.

The updated 2018 Range Rover has gone official, just a day after it was leaked in an online video. That's enough to haul the Range Rover to 60mph in 6.4sec, with a top speed of 137mph.

Range Rover claim the PHEV can drive for up to 51km on pure electric power, and that the 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged in 2 hours 45 minutes with a 32amp wall box or 7 hours and 30 minutes when using the standard home charging points.

Finishing the triple-digit run in 5.4s, the spiciest Range Rover variant picks up several exclusive flourishes inside and out to distinguish itself from its more discrete siblings.

Parallel Hybrid is the default driving mode, combining petrol and electric drive. Range Rover estimates a 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 137 miles per hour. Also look for updates to the vent graphics, lower side accents, and rear bumper.

The SUVs get a new cabin with the same technowizardry as the Velar.

Inside is where some of the more significant changes have been made, with the flagship Range Rover adopting the new Touch Pro Duo dual-screen infotainment system that debuted in the smaller Velar.

Other additions include a "Nanoe" cabin air ionisation system, a gesture-controlled sunblind and three-zone ambient lighting.

Inside, front-row seats are wider and comfier, with adjustment controls moved to the door panels.

The most powerful 5.0-litre V8 resides under the SVAutobiography Dynamic's bonnet, with power and torque up by 12kW and 20Nm respectively. A wi-fi hotspot can also support up to eight devices.

Land Rover has remained typically quiet about its Discovery Sport updates, but the car's production life cycle suggests it'll launch next year.

Higher-end tech like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree parking cameras, rear cross traffic alert and automatic parking assistant are optionally available as part of various extra-cost packages in Europe - Australian specifications and options are still to be announced.

Alternative powertrain options include turbocharged diesels (190kW/600Nm 3.0-litre V6, 250kW/740Nm 4.4-litre V8) and supercharged petrols (280kW/450Nm 3.0-litre V6, 386kW/625Nm 5.0-litre V8, 416kW/700Nm 5.0-litre V8).

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