The new Range Rover PHEV costs £103,485
Plug-in power costs a pretty penny, but the Range Rover PHEV goes big on range
The new Range Rover line-up is priced up and available to order, with two plug-in hybrid variants and the ultra-luxurious SV line joining the roster.
The PHEVs consist of the P440e and P510e, both of which use a 141bhp electric motor but diverge when it comes to the engine: the former gets a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol for a total of 434bhp, the latter is uprated for a peak of 503bhp and 516lb ft of torque.
Land Rover says that the Range Rover also exceeds expectations when it comes to range and emissions, with both plug-in versions surpassing their estimates to achieve 70 miles on a full charge.
Similarly, a target of 30g/km for CO2 emissions has been lowered to 18g/km on official tests. Not bad for a car that’ll do 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds.
If TG’s EV calculator is in good working order that means the Range Rover offers the second-most electric range of any PHEV ever sold, beaten only by the Polestar 1.
It’s thanks to a whopping 38kWh battery (that’s more than you get in an entire Mini Electric!), which is so large that Land Rover has felt compelled to offer 50kW rapid DC charging. You don’t see that every day. Not on a plug-in hybrid, anyway.
“New Range Rover is the most desirable, elegant and capable luxury SUV in the world,” said Nick Collins, executive director vehicle programmes at JLR. “Our efficient new extended-range plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrains elevate the driving experience with a fine balance of performance, refinement and efficiency, enabling owners to complete whisper quiet zero emissions journeys of up to 70 miles.”
The rest of the Range Rover line-up consists of mild-hybrid petrols and diesels, plus a V8 option. Take a good look, because the company intends to offer a fully electric version of every car it sells by 2030. The first - a Range Rover EV - is due in 2024.
SE, HSE and Autobiography trims are available, as well as a First Edition model in the first year of production. Four-, five- and seven-seat layouts are available across Standard and Long Wheelbase bodies.
Then there’s the highly personalised SV range, which - as we documented earlier in the year - boasts an impressive 1.6 million spec combos. That’s a lot of different ways to splash the cash. Prices there start from £146,200 and climb all the way to £173,200.
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