The new Range Rover Sport is transformed by technology, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain as the company moves closer to its promise of delivering new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with the option of electrification. The new Range Rover Sport PHEV is also the company's first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle on offer. Badged P400e, the new model combines power of 295 bhp along with a 85kW electric motor. Designed and engineered by JLR in UK, the new Range Rover Sport will be produced at the company's Solihull production facility, with deliveries from early 2018. The British-designed, engineered and Solihull-built Range Rover Sport has sold more than 732,000 since it went on sale in 2005.
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."
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK 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. It's perfect blend of performance, comfort, utility and off-road prowess makes it the perfect all-round luxury vehicle."
At the front, the striking new design is enabled by intelligent Matrix Pixel LED headlights, sitting alongside a redesigned grille. This is complemented by a new bumper with a more aggressive profile. The new PHEV derivative also includes access to the 7KW on-board charger hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.
Inside the cabin, the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system called 'Blade' by its developers is the most advanced ever created by JLR. Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centerpiece of the minimalist cabin.
The motor is powered by a 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed on the transmission at the centre of the vehicle along with the 7kW on-board charger. The 398 bhp total available power output, delivers 0-100kmph in only 6.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 220kmph. With 640Nm of combined torque, the new Range Rover Sport PHEV comes with FWD function.
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. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard.