Re­fi­ned and ca­pa­ble plus per­for­man­ce

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - Voorblad -

The ben­ch­mark Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport SUV will be of­fe­red with two die­sel and three pe­trol en­gi­nes al­ongs­i­de the ef­fi­cient new P400e plug-in hy­brid e­lec­tric vehi­cle (PHEV) po­wer­train. It is a re­vo­lu­ti­o­na­ry de­ve­lop­ment for a car that is al­re­a­dy a by­word for luxu­ry en­du­ran­ce.

Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport has al­ways com­bi­ned the re­fi­ne­ment and ca­pa­bi­li­ty of a lar­ge SUV with the per­for­man­ce of a sports car. With their la­test up­da­te, de­sig­ned to en­han­ce the dri­ving ex­pe­rien­ce and cu­s­to­mer con­ve­nien­ce, the Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport con­ti­nues to be the ben­ch­mark luxu­ri­ous per­for­man­ce SUV.

Cu­sto­mers will ha­ve the two die­sels and three pe­trol en­gi­nes al­ongs­i­de the ef­fi­cient new P400e plug-in hy­brid e­lec­tric vehi­cle (PHEV) po­wer­train with a 51km all-e­lec­tric ran­ge.

The P400e is the most ef­fi­cient Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport and com­bi­nes an ad­van­ced 221kW four­cy­lin­der In­ge­ni­um pe­trol en­gi­ne with an 85kW e­lec­tric mo­tor.

T­his re­vo­lu­ti­o­na­ry techno­lo­gy is po­we­red by an ad­van­ced 13,1kWh li­thi­um ion bat­te­ry that has a to­tal a­vai­la­ble po­wer out­put of 297kW from the per­ma­nent four-w­heel dri­ve sy­stem.

To­get­her they dri­ve Land Ro­ver’s per­for­man­ce SUV from 0 to 100km in just 6,7 se­conds and to a clai­med top s­peed of 220km.

With an im­pres­si­ve 640Nm of tor­que, the po­wer­train mixes dy­n­a­mic and sus­tai­na­ble per­for­man­ce with tra­di­ti­o­nal Ran­ge Ro­ver ca­pa­bi­li­ty, com­fort and re­fi­ne­ment.

The P400e de­li­vers CO² e­mis­si­ons of 73g/km and fu­el e­co­nomy of up to 3,2-lit­res per 100km, it is said.

The in­tel­li­gent sy­stem can al­so cap­tu­re and sto­re the e­ner­gy ge­ne­ra­ted w­hen bra­king to help re­char­ge the bat­te­ry.


The combination of In­ge­ni­um pe­trol and e­lec­tric po­wer can be u­sed in two dri­ving mo­des: Pa­ral­lel Hy­brid mo­de (the de­fault dri­ving mo­de) and EV (E­lec­tric Vehi­cle) mo­de.

In Pa­ral­lel Hy­brid mo­de the PHEV mo­del can in­tel­li­gent­ly and se­am­les­sly com­bi­ne the two po­wer sour­ces to de­li­ver ef­fi­cient pro­gress.

By u­sing its e­lec­tri­cal e­ner­gy re­ser­ves in­tel­li­gent­ly, the P400e al­ways has the po­wer and ca­pa­bi­li­ty cu­sto­mers de­mand from a Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport.

On lon­ger jour­neys, cu­sto­mers can use the SA­VE functi­on to de­ploy the EV-on­ly ran­ge for a spe­ci­fic part of their jour­ney, for ex­am­ple w­hen en­te­ring con­ge­sted ur­ban a­re­as.

In EV mo­de the P400e can be dri­ven up to 51km with ze­ro e­mis­si­ons w­hen ful­ly char­ged.

T­his dri­ving mo­de is ma­nu­al­ly se­lected u­sing a but­ton on the con­so­le and gi­ves the new PHEV mo­del a top s­peed of 137km whi­le its ge­ne­rous ran­ge will al­low dri­vers to com­ple­te most com­mu­tes wit­hout eng­a­ging the pe­trol en­gi­ne.

The access point for the 7kW on-bo­ard re­char­ging soc­ket is lo­ca­ted be­hind the Land Ro­ver bad­ge on the rig­ht of the gril­le, at the front of the vehi­cle, whi­le the 13,1kWh pris­ms­ha­ped li­thi­um-ion bat­te­ry is moun­ted at the re­ar be­ne­ath the boot floor.

A full char­ge can be a­chie­ved in ap­prox­i­ma­te­ly 7,5 hours, which ma­kes the Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport P400e i­de­al for o­ver­nig­ht bat­te­ry top-ups u­sing a do­mes­tic plug soc­ket.

The PHEV mo­del is a­vai­la­ble with two ty­pes of ca­ble and in­clu­des a ho­me char­ging le­ad, which con­nects to do­mes­tic po­wer sup­plies, as s­tan­dard.


Faster char­ging per­for­man­ce can be a­chie­ved with a pu­blic char­ging ca­ble, com­pa­ti­ble with AC wall boxes in­stal­led at do­mes­tic and bu­si­ness pre­mi­ses and ser­vi­ce sta­ti­ons.

T­his can re­du­ce the char­ge ti­me to as litt­le as 2 hours 45 mi­nu­tes.

Ti­med char­ging is al­so a­vai­la­ble via the Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport’s s­ta­te-of-the-art in­fo­tai­n­ment sy­stem, which al­lows o­w­ners to choo­se the most ap­pro­pri­a­te ti­me to be­gin char­ging. T­his is per­fect for cu­sto­mers who want to plug in w­hen they re­turn ho­me but want to wait until a che­a­per e­ner­gy ta­riff is a­vai­la­ble.

O­w­ners can mo­ni­tor the char­ging sta­tus via two il­lu­mi­na­ted strips either si­de of the char­ging soc­ket.

A w­hi­te lig­ht sig­ni­fies the vehi­cle is con­nected and char­ging has not star­ted, whi­le a blue lig­ht shows that ti­med char­ging is set.

A flashing g­reen sig­nal shows the car is char­ging, whi­le a so­lid g­reen lig­ht in­di­ca­tes the bat­te­ry is full.

Cu­sto­mers can use InCon­t­rol app techno­lo­gy to mo­ni­tor the char­ge sta­tus w­her­e­ver they are, re­cei­ving alerts if the­re is an er­ror, or the ca­ble has been re­mo­ved.

The up­gra­ded Ran­ge Ro­ver Sport li­ne-up, in­clu­ding the new P400e, will be a­vai­la­ble in South A­fri­ca in No­vem­ber with pri­cing to be an­noun­ced clo­ser to the ti­me.

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