2018 Range Rover gets 64g/km plug-in hybrid

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The Range Rover is now available with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain as well an updated cabin and new tech under a mid-life facelift.

2018 Range Rover PHEV

2018 Range Rover PHEV

The 2018 model gains the P400e petrol-electric drivetrain – also now offered in the Range Rover Sport line-up – in both standard and long wheelbase models.

A replacement for the diesel-hybrid version on the outgoing model, this combines a 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 116hp electric motor and married up with permanent four-wheel drive.

As with the Range Rover Sport, this enables a fully electric range of up to 50km when fully charged, or a combined power output of 404hp with petrol and electric power working together, reaching 100kph in 6.4 seconds – 0.1 seconds slower than the Range Rover Sport – with a top speed of 220kph.

Measured on the NEDC cycle, the Range Rover P400e emits 64g/km with a claimed combined 2.8l/100km.

The Range Rover P400e joins the existing 258hp 3.0-litre and 339hp 4.4-litre diesels and the 340hp 3.0-litre V6 and 525hp/565bhp 5.0-litre V8 petrols, with the latter seeing a 15hp increase.

Other changes to the 2018 model include a completely redesigned cabin and seating layout in the rear and the addition of the Touch Pro Duo infotainment with two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens and a 12-inch Interactive Driver Display.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.