Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled their first ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Range Rover Sport P400e. The new model not only provides sustainable and clean performance through hybridisation, but also further enhances the Range Rover’s off-road capabilities, comfort and refinement.

Underneath the body is a combination of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and an electric motor that gives a combined output of 398 hp and 640 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all-four corners permanently to give the luxury SUV a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of just 6.7 seconds before running out of breath at 220 km/h. The P400e also offers a pure electric range of up to 51 km.

The electric motor is powered by a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery mounted beneath the rear bench. JLR has cleverly packaged the battery pack in order to provide maximum interior space and ideal weight distribution. Charging the battery takes 7 hours and 30 minutes when plugged to a domestic 10 amp home socket but a dedicated wall box can fully charge the battery from empty in just 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Drivers can select between Parallel Hybrid Mode that gives the most optimum performance of petrol and electric drive or the EV Mode which enables for zero emission journeys. Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has been calibrated to suit the PHEV, intelligently distributing all 640 Nm from zero rpm to all for corners. This gives the P400e outstanding capabilities for low-speed off-road manoeuvres.

In Land Rover’s line up, the Range Rover P400e sits just above the entry level 2.0-litre and is priced from £70,800 (RM397k).


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.