Front three quarter 2018 Range Rover P400e variant

Jaguar-Land Rover reveals 2018 Range Rover PHEV

Words: Robert Barry   |   Photos Jaguar-Land Rover
12 Oct 2017

Jaguar-Land Rover Australia has released details on the new 2018 Range Rover line up including the new P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) which complements the range of V6 and V8 turbocharged petrol and diesel power trains.

While Australian deliveries of the new Range Rover will begin in March 2018, Jaguar-Land Rover New Zealand general manager Stephen Kenchington says our market will not see the vehicle until the second quarter of 2018.

“We are still in the process of ironing out the details of models, specifications, and pricing with the factory for production for the New Zealand market,” says Kenchington.

“At this time I cannot confirm any details other than we will see the vehicle landing in the second quarter of 2018,” he says.

Following the introduction of the new Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) last week, Jaguar Land Rover is continuing its journey from conventional internal combustion engines to autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles.

The new Range Rover P400e combines a 221kW 2-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 85kW electric motor. The total available power output of 297kW / 640Nm – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 220km/h.

The Range Rover P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to 51 km without the Ingenium petrol engine running.

For the first time, customers choosing Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship SUV can experience zero-emission driving.

The P400e provides two driving modes.

Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions, being the Save function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a preselected level and the predictive energy optimisation (PEO) function using the onboard GPS system.

EV (Electric Vehicle) mode enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery for quiet, zero-emission journeys.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and is able to deliver maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres.

When rapid charging the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.

The Range Rover 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger.

The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor. The P400e is available in both standard and long wheelbase body styles.

Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the new Range Rover will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility.

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