New 2022 Range Rover hybrid: prices, specs and details
The all-new Range Rover PHEV starts at £103,485 in the UK; a fully electric version of the luxury SUV will follow in 2024
Land Rover has revealed further details and pricing for the plug-in hybrid versions of the fifth-generation Range Rover. The electrified variants of the Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga rival start from £103,485, for the less powerful P440e model in entry-level SE trim.
The P440e is also available in HSE (£109,425), Autobiography (£122,765) and First Edition (£127,105) specifications. There's also the more powerful P510e, which is available only in Autobiography, First Edition and lavish SV specifications, running from £126,455 to £149,400. Orders for all versions are being taken now.
The latest Range Rover is the first Land Rover product to use the brand’s MLA-Flex platform, which has been designed to suit combustion-engine, plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrains. The pure-electric version of the new Range Rover won’t be making its debut until in 2024, however.
New Range Rover hybrid: engines and performance
While a zero-emissions Range Rover is still a few years away, the latest iteration of the luxury SUV is available with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options. Both combine a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged petrol engine with a 141bhp electric motor that’s fed by a 38.2kWh battery. In the P440e model, this combination produces 434bhp and 620Nm of torque. The P510e version gets a more powerful petrol engine, offering drivers 503bhp and 700Nm of torque, as well as a 0-62mph time of 5.6 seconds.
Top speed in EV mode is 87mph and official testing has returned a longer electric driving range than was initially estimated – 70 miles instead of 62 – and CO2 emissions as low as 18g/km. The manufacturer says customers can count on up to 54 miles of electric range in most real-world situations; enough, it reckons, for typical Range Rover buyers to complete 75% of their journeys on electric power alone. With 50kW rapid charging capability, a 0-80% top up will take less than an hour from a fast enough charging point, while recharging the Range Rover’s battery from flat will take around five hours if you use a home wallbox.
In addition to the EV driving mode, the car’s default setting is Hybrid mode, which blends both power sources automatically and uses geofencing to ensure drivers can travel on electric power in low-emissions zones. Meanwhile, Save mode ensures the car retains a pre-programmed level of charge for use later in a journey.
All versions of the Range Rover – including the mild-hybrid petrol, diesel and V8 petrol – have an eight-speed automatic transmission with low-range capability and Land Rover’s four-wheel-drive system with Terrain Response 2. According to Land Rover, the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is able to decouple the front axle on-road between 21 and 100mph to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4g/km.
Styling, interior and technology
The latest Range Rover is a subtle evolution of the previous model's design, retaining its iconic, boxy proportions. The front-end styling has been refreshed, featuring sharper digital LED headlights and the sensors for the car’s driver assistance systems incorporated in the panel lower down in the bumper.
The most substantial styling change is at the rear, which now features a full-width black panel that houses both the indicators and vertical tail-lights, as well as becoming opaque when the car is switched off. There’s still a split tailgate as well, while alloy-wheel designs between 20 and 23 inches in diameter are offered.
Inside, the Range Rover gets a 13.1-inch central touchscreen running the latest version of Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system. According to the brand, 90% of tasks and functions are just two steps from the home screen, plus connectivity sees improvements thanks to over-the-air (OTA) software updates, Alexa virtual assistant integration, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.
Behind the wheel is a 13.7-inch digital driver’s display, while customers can also opt for the ‘Rear Seat Entertainment’ package, which adds a pair of 11.4-inch high-definition touchscreens mounted to the front seatbacks. Leather-free upholstery options are also available.
The flagship SUV also features active noise cancellation, plus electronic air suspension that uses navigation data to set up the car for roads ahead. All-wheel steering is also standard, with the rear wheels able to turn up to seven degrees, meaning the five-metre-long Range Rover has a turning circle of just 10.95 metres.
Prices, versions and trim levels
The P440e plug-in hybrid is available in either short-wheelbase (SWB) or long-wheelbase (LWB) form, starting at £103,485 for the former. It's offered in three regular trim levels (SE, HSE and Autobiography), with a First Edition model on sale for the first year of production. The P510e powertrain meanwhile is only available in loftier Autobiography, First Edition and range-topping SV trims, and in short-wheelbase form only. Full pricing is as follows:
|P440e SE (SWB)
|P440e HSE (SWB)
|P440e Autobiography (SWB)
|P440e First Edition (SWB)
|P440e Autobiography (LWB)
|P440e First Edition (LWB)
|P510e Autobiography (SWB)
|P510e First Edition (SWB)
|P510e SV (SWB)
The SV is offered in two design themes: Serenity features bronze accents inside and out, along with mosaic-pattern embroidery, while the Intrepid is a sportier, driver-focused theme, with darker trim and the option of single or dual-tone leather.
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