October 16, 2018
What’s in store for Land Rover fans in 2019? One new offering from the Land Rover stable will be an update on the Range Rover Sport: the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid is due to hit the showrooms in time for the 2019 model year. So what’s it like? Get all the essential facts and stats about the new Range Rover hybrid here.
The headline feature of the new Range Rover Sport is that it’s a hybrid. Along with the larger Range Rover P400e, it will represent Jaguar Land Rover’s first venture into plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), able to drive for up to 31 miles powered by electricity alone. Drivers will be able to choose (or switch) between the default Parallel Hybrid Mode, and Electric Vehicle Mode.
It’s a taste of what’s to come; Land Rover has big plans to make all of its cars electric by the end of 2020. This may seem an odd decision for an off-road vehicle, but at low speeds, Land Rover promise that the electric motor will actually give drivers more torque control when pulling off from slippery, non-tarmac surfaces. And of course, it will help reduce emissions and fuel consumption, making the Land Rover plug-in hybrid more eco-friendly and economical to drive. And if you’re still sceptical about the capabilities of Land Rover hybrids, check out this video of the Range Rover Sport P400e being driven up 999 steps to Heaven’s Gate atop Tianmen Mountain in China!
Life will be easier for drivers of the new Range Rover Sport, equipped as it is with the latest Advanced Driver Assistance functionality. All models will feature a range of useful assistive technologies, including Lane Departure Warning and Emergency Braking, as standard. An optional extra Driver Assist Pack available for the 2019 model will include Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist – useful for long motorway journeys.
Essential facts and figures
This 2019 Land Rover has some pretty impressive credentials. For those of you who like to know all the numbers, check out these essential specifications for the newest Range Rover Sport hybrid:
- Powertrain: 2.0L Turbocharged i4 PHEV; 398hp (297kW)
- This includes a 296hp (221kW) four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine combined with a 141hp (105kW) electric motor, powered by a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery
- Fully charged in 2 hours and 45 minutes
- 0 to 60mph in 6.3 seconds
- Top speed: 137mph
- Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $78,300 for the P400e hybrid (but prices start at $66,750 for the basic SE model).
If you’re looking for a bit more power, you could choose a 3.0L or 5.0L supercharged powertrain, with up to 575hp: more information is available on the Land Rover website.
Keeping it in good condition
If you’re looking forward to getting your hands on the P400e, you’ll want to keep it maintained in great condition. Make sure you choose a specialist Land Rover garage for all your servicing needs: store our contact details in your phone so that you know who to call whenever your Range Rover Sport needs expert attention.