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Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV

Wait a minute. Another new Range Rover? Jaguar Land Rover is aiming to reduce emissions and make all of their vehicles electric by 2020, and they’ve taken a good step in that direction with the new Range Rover Sport PHEV – only six years after originally announcing it.

The Range Rover Sport PHEV will retail for $78,300, and is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine coupled with an 85kw electric motor. Together, they put out a solid 398 horsepower (296 for the engine and 102 for the electric) and 472 foot-pounds of torque – which may not be quite what the new Range Rover SVR is capable of producing, but for a hybrid SUV, isn’t too shabby. O-60 clocks in at 6.3 seconds, and speed tops out at 137 MPH. When running on just the electric motor, the 13.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack – mounted below the load bay  – has a range of 31 miles (more than the hybrid BMW X5), and the battery can be fully charged in less than 2 hrs, 45 minutes. Land Rover, of course, now includes a mobile app that allows you to check the status of the battery as it charges; the charging port is conveniently hidden beneath the Land Rover badge on the grille.

A mobile app isn’t the only high-tech this SUV offers, though: it also comes with the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which Land Rover touts as a “twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler”, and the most advanced to date. A gesture sunblind help keeps the sun out of your eyes, there’s all the usual safety features, and an advanced tow assist. And on the outside, the brand-new-for-2018 facelift is complemented by pixel-laser LED headlights.

Again, the PHEV retails for a whopping $78,300. But if you’re ready to make the leap to a hybrid without giving up the SUV and Range Rover we all love, it will soon enough be your only choice. It’ll be available summer 2018.

 

 

 

Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV
Land Rover Releases It’s First Plug-In: the Range Rover Sport PHEV