Two new fashions of Vary Rover are actually obtainable to order, with Land Rover’s flagship SV mannequin joined by the prolonged vary, plug-in hybrid car (PHEV).
Land Rover has supplied a PHEV Vary Rover for a number of years, however the brand new extended-range mannequin pushes the premium SUV’s electrification ahead one other step with a totally EV vary of 70 miles (113km) WLTP.
That vary is definitely an enchancment of Land Rover’s authentic estimates for the car it gave in 2021, with it initially saying the P440e would have a totally electrical vary of round 62 miles (100km).
Whereas the 70 mile stat may be very a lot a best-case state of affairs, Land Rover expects drivers will extra doubtless obtain a real-world electrical vary of roughly 54 miles (88km). Nonetheless, that is the most effective PHEV electrical ranges obtainable in the present day, and it comes near the Polestar 1 which boasts a market-leading 77 miles WLTP.
Highly effective, premium, dear
There are two drivetrain choices for the PHEV Vary Rover, with the entry stage P440e beginning at an already-lofty £103,485. Then there’s the extra highly effective P510e, which mixes a 38kWh battery with a 105kW electrical motor and three.0-litre, six cylinder engine.
The extra energy sees the Vary Rover P510e speed up from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds.
The prolonged vary Vary Rover (straightforward so that you can say) is only a stepping stone towards an even bigger purpose for Land Rover, which goals to supply a totally electrical mannequin in 2024.