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2017-10-04 10:45

Image: Land Rover / Youtube

  • Total power 297kW/640Nm
  • Combined fuel economy-  2.8 litres/100km
  • Combined emissions - 64g/km
  • Electric-only range - 51km
  • Rapid charging time - 2 hours 45 minutes

Pretoria – The new Range Rover Sport is transformed with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain.

The reveal follows the news that from 2020 all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be electrified and marks the next step on the Great British company’s electrification journey.

Enhanced design

According to Jaguar Land Rover: "For the first, time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emission, near-silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability as well as entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones."

The latest Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Badge the P400e, the new model provides sustainable performance by combining a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor for a total output of 297kW/640Nm.

The engine is mated to a permanent four-wheel, and it can reach 100km/h in 6.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 220km/h. 

Image: Motorpress

Image: Motorpress

Range Rover says that thanks to its electrified powertrain, Range Rover Sport P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and offers an all-electric range of up to 51km without the petrol engine running.

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover said: “When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design.

"The addition of design-enabled technologies, such as our new infotainment system and the LED headlights demonstrate our drive towards ever greater desirability for the customer.”

Image: Motorpress

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