2019 Range Rover P400e: A New Age of Range


An automotive icon that has lived through decades is in a precarious situation. If it changes too much, the faithful could turn on it. But if it doesn’t change much at all, it risks losing touch. The Range Rover has walked that tightrope in America since the late 1980s, and so far it has been successful. Now, for 2019, Land Rover skews slightly farther whence it came by introducing its first electrified Range Rover, the P400e plug-in hybrid.

The Range Rover P400e joins the Range Rover Sport P400e in a plan to offer every Jaguar Land Rover vehicle with an electrified powertrain option from 2020 onward. With a claimed 31 miles of battery-electric driving range, the P400e versions of the Sport and the big Range may be regarded as the first plug-in off-roaders. (Subaru's hybrid Crosstrek wasn’t a plug-in, was axed for 2017, and wasn’t really an off-roader, either.) The Range Rover’s hybrid system is set up just like it is in the Sport: A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four is rated at 296 horsepower and an electric motor offers 114 more; combined, they can deliver a peak 398 horsepower. The electric motor lives inside an eight-speed automatic transmission and sits next to the 7.0-kW charger. A 13.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is tucked out of the way under the cargo floor, while the plug-in charging access point is behind the grille. Read more about the 2019 Range Rover...

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10 May 2018


By TONY MARKOVICH