Orders for plug-in hybrids are now open as official efficiency figures beat early predictions

Land Rover has released pricing and specifications details for the plug in hybrid (PHEV), variants of its new Range Rover. The firm claims that the models offer “exceptional efficiency” as well as up to 70 miles of electric-only travel.

The P440e starts at PS103,485 and is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-6 petrol engine, mated with a 38.2kWh lithium battery and a 135bhp electric motor. Land Rover claims that the total power output is 434 bhp and 457 lb ft.

The P510e has a 3.0-litre petrol engine, but it uses the same 38kWh battery as the 141bhp electric drive motor. This gives 503 bhp and 516 lb ft.

Both versions are available in Autobiography, HSE, and SE specification levels. The P440e model can be ordered in either long-wheelbase or short-wheelbase versions, while the P510e model is only available with a short-wheelbase.

All models get all-wheel steering, panoramic sunroof, and a variety of tech upgrades, including a 13.1in infotainment screen to control most vehicle functions, Amazon Alexa voice recognition, and wireless smartphone mirroring.

In the first year of production, a First Edition model will be available for purchase. The Autobiography is the base for equipment, but the Limited-run version also features a Sunset Gold satin finish and a choice from five exterior paint colours.

Both powertrains can provide up to 70 miles all-electric range, which is more than JLR’s 62-mile prediction. It also offers eight miles more range than the EV range offered in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class PPHEV.

The new Range Rover PHEV emits less CO2 than the initial prediction of 30g/km.

Land Rover claims that the all-electric Range Rover can travel 54 miles in real world and that drivers will be able 75% of all trips on their own. Range Rover’s 50kW rapid charging capability means that it can be charged up to 80% within an hour or five hours with a wallbox.

Nick Collins, JLR’s executive Director of Vehicle Programmes, stated that the new Range Rover is “the most desirable, elegant, and capable luxury SUV in all of the world.”

“Our new extended-range plug in hybrid electric vehicle powertrains enhance the driving experience with a fine blend of performance, refinement, and efficiency enabling owners of these vehicles to make quiet, zero-emission journeys of up 70 miles.”

In 2024, the Range Rover will be the first Land Rover vehicle to offer an all electric version. As part of its 2039 goal of zero carbon emissions, the firm plans to offer an electric variant for all models by the end the decade.