Refreshed Range Rover Sport offered as a plug-in hybrid

Refreshed Range Rover Sport offered as a plug-in hybrid

The P400e uses a 300PS 2.0-litre petrol engine in conjunction with an 85kW electric motor, for a total output of 404PS and peak torque of 640Nm.

When rapid charging, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated or 32amp wall box.

Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks said: "The current Range Rover Sport has performed exceptionally well in the UK market since it was introduced in 2013 selling just shy of 50,000 vehicles to date".

Luxury carmaker Land Rover has unveiled the 2018 facelift for the Range Rover Sport.

The updated Rangie Sport range isn't only about being green, however; a new SVR variant ups power to 423kW with a brisk 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds.

Land Rover has given its Range Rover Sport a touch-up for the 2018 model year, and in addition to the subtle cosmetic updates and new cabin tech, the range-topping SVR now has more power, while a new plug-in hybrid model joins the range for the first time.

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Of course, being a plug-in hybrid, the P400e can drive on electric power alone for a range of 51km (NDEC).

Land Rover's chief design officer Gerry McGovern added: "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". There is an updated infotainment system with two 10-inch touchscreens, redesigned LED headlights and a new gesture-controlled sunblind, which can be opened with by waving a hand in the right way rather than with a switch. The upside is that the Range Rover Sport P400e will be able to go around 31 miles on electric only.

Rival for the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE features 400hp-plus performance while also being capable of driving on pure electricity for 50km. However, that wasn't a true plug-in electric vehicle, with the electric portion harvesting kinetic energy through regenerative braking, charging the battery when the vehicle is slowing.

The 237bhp 2.0-litre diesel, 302bhp 3.0-litre diesel, 334bhp 4.4-litre diesel, 335bhp supercharged V6 petrol and 518bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engines will continue to be offered, though (understandably given the P400e PHEV's arrival), the diesel electric hybrid will no longer be offered.

Land Rover also said the car's interior had been boosted with up to 12 power points, including two plug sockets to keep laptops or other devices topped up.

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