The global unveiling of the refreshed Range Rover Sport range includes the addition of a plug-in electric hybrid model – the brand’s first PHEV – and the Range Rover SVR gets more power.
The hybrid all-wheel-drive Range Rover makes use of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine combined with an 85kW electric motor. Together the system delivers 297kW and 640 Nm. Then PHEV is badged P400e, which aligns with the company’s new naming strategy.
On pure electric power, the range is 51km and the battery charges in under three hours (2 hours 45 minutes). Jaguar Land Rover claim that the fuel economy is just 2.8 L/100 km and rivers there are two driving modes to choose from: Parallel Hybrid mode (that combines the petrol and electric drive) and EV mode (pure electric).
The flagship 5.0-litre supercharged V8 SVR gains 18 more kilowatts of power and an extra 20Nm of torque. This means that the performance model’s output has been raised to 423kW and 700 Nm. The SUV, which is now ‘more agile’ than before can sprint from 0-100kph in 4.5 seconds
The rest of the range gets updates such as the redesigned grille, updated bumper and new head- and tail-lamps. The Range Rover Sport gets new technology, such as the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, a gesture-controlled sunblind and advanced tow assist.
The rest of the engine line-up includes the 2.0-litre SD4 (177 kW), 3.0-litre TDV6 (190 kW), 3.0-litre SDV6 (225 kW), 4.4-litre SDV8 (249 kW), 2.0-litre Si4 (221 kW), 3.0-litre V6 supercharged (250 kW/279 kW) and 5.0-litre V8 supercharged (386 kW).