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The Range Rover Sport has al­ways com­bined the re­fine­ment and ca­pa­bil­ity of a large SUV, with the per­for­mance of a sports car. And now, in a first for Jaguar Land Rover, the Sport model port­fo­lio will also boast a P400e plug-in hy­brid elec­tric ve­hi­cle (PHEV) pow­er­train with a 51 km all-elec­tric range.

The P400e is the most ef­fi­cient Range Rover Sport and com­bines an ad­vanced 221 kW four-cylin­der In­ge­nium petrol en­gine with an 85 kW elec­tric mo­tor that re­ceives its charge from a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion bat­tery. The to­tal avail­able power out­put of 297 kW drives the per­ma­nent four-wheel drive sys­tem via JLR’s eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

This in­no­va­tive hy­brid sys­tem drives Land Rover’s per­for­mance SUV from zero -100 km/h in just 6.7 sec­onds and on to a top speed of 220 km/h.

The P400e de­liv­ers CO2 emis­sions of 73 g/km and fuel econ­omy of up to 3.2-l/100 km (NEDC cy­cle). This in­tel­li­gent sys­tem can also har­ness ki­netic en­ergy that would oth­er­wise be lost when brak­ing and utilise it to help recharge the bat­tery. A full charge can be achieved in ap­prox­i­mately 7.5 hours from a stan­dard do­mes­tic power sup­ply, or less than three hours from an AC fast charger.

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