Land Rover today announced that the plug-in hybrid variant of the 2023 Range Rover will be able to go 70 miles (113 km) on electric power alone, rather than the 62 miles (100 km) it predicted when it announced the model last year.
“[The] new Range Rover is the most desirable, elegant, and capable luxury SUV in the world,” said Nick Collins, the executive director of vehicle programs at Jaguar Land Rover. “Our efficient new Extended-Range Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle powertrains elevate the driving experience with a fine balance of performance, refinement, and efficiency, enabling owners to complete whisper-quiet zero-emissions journeys of up to 70 miles.”
That estimate was made on the WLTP test cycle and Land Rover expects that it will translate to a range of 54 miles (88 km) of real-world driving. In all, that’s a 13 percent increase over its initial expectations and, according to the company, should allow owners to complete 75 percent of their journeys with electric power alone when the battery is fully charged.
That shouldn’t be difficult to do because the Range Rover is one of the few PHEVs with 50kW DC rapid charging capability. That means that it can charge up to 80 percent in less than an hour. That, says the automaker, makes it one of the fastest charging PHEVs on the market.
Offered in two trims, the 434 hp (440 PS/324 kW) P440e and the 503 hp (510 PS/375 kW) P510e, it combines a 38kWh lithium-ion battery with a 105kW electric motor and a 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine. The more powerful model can get from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 5.3 seconds.
The new Range Rover is also available with a selection of internal combustion engines, including both gas and diesel units, as well as a 523 hp twin-turbo V8. An all-electric model is expected to arrive in 2024.
Land Rover says that since it introduced the new Range Rover in October 2021, its online configurator has been used more than 2 million times.
In the UK, where both models are available to order, prices for the plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover start at £103,485 OTR ($139,841 USD at current exchange rates) for the P440e, while for the flagship SV, they range from £146,200 to £173,200 OTR (equal to $196,850 and $233,300).