Range Rover Sport Facelift looks a lot more like the newly launched Velar and this new Plug-in-hybrid now makes it desirable instantly
The very popular and commendable looking Range Rover Sport L320 second generation has received a facelift that gives new life to the SUV. Well to be very specific the SUV has undergone mechanical changes and now carries a whole new technology of plug-in-hybrid, which is the very first from the British multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. The newly revealed Range Rover Sport P400e is the start of land Rover’s electrified future.
Range Rover’s very first plug-in hybrid has been granted an NDEC range rating of 31 miles per charge and a fuel economy rating of 101 mpg. Total power for the sport P400e is 404 horsepower (297 KW) and 640 Nm of combined torque which is achieved by the virtue of a 300 horsepower (221 KW) 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo charged ingenium petrol engine with an 85 KW electric motor. The Hybrid top dog can reportedly accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3-seconds, which is quite tolerable for and hybrid SUV, the sizable SUV posses a top speed of 137 mph. The all electric range is supplied by a 13.1 kilowatt-hour battery pack that is recharged with a 7 KW onboard charger.
Thanks to the a lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 131.1 kWh, the Range Rover Sport Facelift P400e can travel solely on electric power for up to 31 miles (51 kilometers). Once the battery is depleted, a full recharge is going to take 2 hours and 45 minutes while using a dedicated 32 amp wall box or 7 hours and 30 minutes via the standard 10 amp charging cable. Typically the Range Rover is not an eco car so the electric boost should help to not only reduce emissions but improve the range of the car too. Alongside the introduction of the new Hybrid Range Rover Jaguar Land Rover has stated that from 2020 every vehicle in produces will have an option of electrification.
The PHEY Range Rover Sport Facelift has the option of two driving modes: Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) and EV ( Electric Vehicle) mode. When driving in Parallel Hybrid the Range Rover Sport PHEV juggles the two power sources to offer the adequate amount of power for the scenario but favouring the clean stuff when it can.In EV mode, the P400e can do those zero emission 31 miles up to a top speed of 85 kmph. That’s not all, Range Rover has also updated the hilarious Range Rover Sport SVR, giving it more power ( up to 575 bhp) and carbon fibre to see 60 mph off in 4.3 seconds. Both the cars will be available for us at the upcoming LA motor show.