Range Rover P400e – silent luxury

The new Range Rover P400e is a plug-in hybrid that combines the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine with the electric motor to provide sustainable performance. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine provides 300 PS (221 kW) and the electric motor 116 PS (85 kW) electric motor. The total power output of the hybrid is 404 PS (297 kW).

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 Range Rover P400e can accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds) and a maximum speed of 137mph (220 km/h). However, thanks to its electric motor, it emits only 64 g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to 31 miles (51 km) without the Ingenium petrol engine running.

Drivers of the new PHEV model can choose from two driving modes; Parallel Hybrid mode or Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. Parallel Hybrid mode is the default driving mode. It combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions; SAVE prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level, while the Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy.

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

The new Range Rover P400e is available in both standard and long wheelbase body styles.