Land Rover boosts electrified range with electrified Range RoversBy khulekani / on Mar 18th, 2019 / in Car News, Electric, featured
By Zethembise Dlamini (Motoring Intern)
While South African motorists need to brace for yet another fuel hike, Jaguar Land Rover has identified a need for an electrified Range Rover plug into the South African model line-up.
The new Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport will feature additional plug-in hybrid drivetrain options and both models produce 297 kW and an impressive 640 Nm of torque. These models have earned the P400e badge, and both integrate a 221 kW 2.0 litre four cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85 kW electric motor.
Situated behind the grille badge, is a charging point and the prismatic cell Lithium Ion batteries are mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor. Both the Range Rover and its Sport version drive through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with an 85 kW electric motor accommodated within.
In Contrast to the Range Rover PHEV, Jaguar Land Rover claims that the Range Rover Sport is slightly quicker as these models accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.8 and 6.7 seconds respectively. The Range Rover P400e is available as standard and extended wheelbase body styles and has been enhanced with further Pixel-laser LED headlights, the latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system and reversing with a trailer is made more comfortable with a new Advanced Tow assist function.
Range Rover’s In-car connectivity features power points and domestic plug sockets for laptops and other devices. The Range Rover PHEV includes 4 GB Wi-Fi hotspots that connect up to 8 devices, internal plug sockets and USB.
Its cabin is tailor-made for relaxation with luxurious seats with 25 massage programmes courtesy of Hot Stone massage technology.
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available in South Africa priced from R2,207,300 and R1,639,300 respectively.