Two new Range Rover models are now available to order, with Land Rover’s flagship SV model being joined by the range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).
Land Rover has offered a PHEV Range Rover for several years, but the new extended-range model takes the electrification of the premium SUV a step further, with a range of 70 miles (113 km) WLTP with a full electric vehicle.
That range is actually an improvement on Land Rover’s original estimates for the vehicle coming in 2021, initially saying the P440e would have an all-electric range of around 62 miles (100 km).
While the 70-mile statistic is a best-case scenario, Land Rover expects drivers to be more likely to achieve a real-world electric range of around 54 miles (88 km). Still, this is one of the best PHEV electric ranges available today, coming close to the Polestar 1, which boasts a market-leading 77-mile WLTP mark.
Powerful, high quality, expensive
There are two powertrain options for the PHEV Range Rover, with the entry-level P440e starting at an already hefty £103,485. Then there’s the more powerful P510e, which combines a 38kWh battery with a 105kW electric motor and 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine.
With the extra power, the Range Rover P510e accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.
The Range Rover with extended range (Just agree for you) is just a stepping stone towards a bigger goal for Land Rover, which aims to offer an all-electric model in 2024.
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