Range Rover claims to represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven.
Conceived nearly 50 years ago for the country set to use on the estate and then drive to the townhouse, Range Rover has continuously evolved and remains the peerless luxury SUV.
Today technology drives the new Range Rover’s next major step, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain providing sustainable luxury with new levels of efficiency and capability complementing its refinement and desirability.
The exterior design has evolved, while heightened comfort and new consumer technologies have been added to the cabin. Comfort-enhancing functions transform the travelling experience for the driver and passengers. The front seats feature 24-way movement thanks to the new seat frames, with wider and deeper foams as well as heated arm rests.
In the rear a completely redesigned cabin and seating layout creates a tranquil sanctuary with no compromise to the rear load space.
If working while being driven, up to 17 connection points including domestic plug sockets, USB, HDMI and 12-volt are all available; 4GWi-Fi hotspots for up to eight devices and convenient storage are all designed for the business traveller.
The cabin is tailored for relaxation with luxurious seats offering 25 massage programmes thanks to Hot Stone massage technology within the seat backs. Wider, softer seats offer sumptuous comfort. Reclining by up to 40 degrees, they make the most of the additional 186mm legroom (now 1,206mm in total ) and can be deployed at the touch of button.
The exemplary comfort extends to heated and cooled seats, plus heated arm, foot and calf rests. For additional convenience and personalisation, all seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle.
The elegance of the interior has been elevated by the seamless integration of the most advanced infotainment system yet created by Jaguar Land Rover. Touch Pro Duo, codenamed ‘Blade’, combines two high-definition 10-inch touch-screens on the centre console working inperfect harmony. Information can be swiped from one screen to the other, making the layout highly intuitive and engaging to operate, with unrivalled functionality.
Following the introduction of the new Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV ) last week, Jaguar Land Rover’s ICE toACE journey continues, moving from conventional internal combustion engines to autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles.
The efficient new Range Rover P400e provides sustainable performance by combining a 300PS (221kW ) 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrolengine with a 116PS (85kW ) electric motor.
The 404PS (297kW ) total available power output – available through the permanent four-wheeldrive system – delivers (0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds ) and a maximum speed of 137mph (220km/h ). With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain combines to deliver dynamic performance with traditional Range Rover capability, comfort and refinement.
Thanks to its electrified powertrain, the Range Rover P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and provides an all-electric range of up to (51km ) without the Ingenium petrol engine running.
For the first time, customers choosing Land Rover’s flagship SUV can experience zero-emission driving. The P400e provides whisper-quiet refinement with uncompromised off-road capability as well as enabling entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.
Drivers of the new PHEV model can choose from two driving modes: 1. Parallel hybrid mode (the default driving mode ) – combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions:-
The save function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level
- The predictive energy optimisation (PEO ) function – entering a destination in the navigation system enables the feature, which utilises in-built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy
2. Electric ehicle mode enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero-emission journeys. When rapid charging the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be achieved in as little as two hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in seven hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.
When rapid charging the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery, a full charge can be achieved in as little as two hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in seven hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.