Hybrid Range Rover arrives in November

Land Rover has made a few subtle design and interior updates to the Range Rover, which proved to be the perfect opportunity to introduce the all-new plug-in P400e hybrid derivative as well.

The hybrid combines an advanced 221kW four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 85kw electric motor, resulting in a total available power output of 297kW/640Nm through the permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

Together they drive the Range Rover from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds and to a top speed of 220km/h.

The P400e delivers CO2 emissions of 72g/km and fuel economy of up to 3.1 l/100km on the NEDC combined cycle. The intelligent system can also capture and store the energy generated when braking to aid recharging of the battery.

In EV mode the P400e can be driven up to 51km with zero tailpipe emissions when fully charged. The access point for the 7kW on-board recharging socket is located behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille, while the 13.1kWh prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear, beneath the boot floor.

A full charge can be achieved in approximately 7.5 hours.

The Range Rover lineup will be available in South Africa from November.