PHEV

Range Rover PHEV on road shots – yeah it looks like a Range Rover

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Range Rover PHEV Interior Tech Shots

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2019 Range Rover Sport PHEV Open Water Challenge

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The demanding point-to-point is the latest in a series of challenges completed by the Range Rover Sport, including a record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, a record crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and last year’s Downhill Alpine Ski Challenge.

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With two-time open-water swimming world champion Keri-anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley hitting the waves, the Range Rover Sport faced soft sand, tidal roads and waded through waves up to 850mm deep on its 14km (8.7-mile) inland drive from Bantham Beach to Burgh Island in South Devon, UK.

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The team of swimmers faced a challenging 1.5km (0.9-mile) course across the choppy coastline while the new Range Rover Sport P400e electric-petrol model encountered roads flooded by the incoming tide and used its EV mode to make near-silent progress through the tiny villages along its route.

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The performance SUV reached the beach just as the tide covered the sand that links Burgh Island to the mainland, leaving the Range Rover Sport to put its wading capabilities to the test and overtake the swimmers just before the finish line.

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The victorious Range Rover Sport is available for the first time with an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. It gives the P400e version an EV range of 51km, combined fuel consumption of 101mpg and CO2 emissions of 64g/km.

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The Range Rover Sport P400e is the first model to use Land Rover’s advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology, combining an 85kW (116PS) electric motor and a 2.0-litre Si4 300PS (221kW) Ingenium petrol engine to produce 404PS (297kW) and 640Nm of torque.

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Land Rover’s intelligent Terrain Response 2 system optimises all-terrain capability for maximum traction on any surface, automatically configuring the vehicle to suit the driving conditions. Allied to the electric motor on the new P400e model, this allows for even more precise management of torque that makes the Range Rover Sport such a capable performance SUV.

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2018 Range Rover Sport Refreshed – The Minutia

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The little details that aren’t always featured in the initial write-ups.

  • Speed lowering is back, similar to the second generation Range Rover (P38A), if cruising at 65MPH or above, the air suspension will lower by up to .6" to reduce drag.  The speed lowering will give the 7.5 count drag benefit.
  • my2018-l494-passenger-alertClear Exit Detection will alert passengers of approaching traffic or other dangers before they open their doors
  • CD/DVD drive has become a NCO and moves to the new upper glove box, significantly reducing the space available.
  • Front center console refrigerator gains a new rapid cool function, initially going down to 23°F then up to 41°F and holding. 2018 Range Rover Sport Interiors (10)
  • USA still only gets the base non-laser 24 LED headlight option.  UK options include, 52 LED Matrix, 142 LED Pixel along with the 144 LED Pixel-Laser High Beam:my2018-l494-uk-led
  • Turn signals now have an animated sweep from inner to outer.  It can be turned on or off depending on the owner’s preference under Vehicle Settings>Exterior Lighting>Turn Signals>Animated: On/Off
  • The P400e PHEV model includes a new Comfort Mode for the suspension
  • Further they recommend running the gasoline engine when wading to prevent water entering the exhaust system
  • The PHEV also loses some trunk space with the addition of a small step.  It also does not get a spare tire.
  • Streaming music will be built into the vehicle from Deezer and Tunein.  There will be no smartphone needed, these apps will run natively on the vehicle.
  • The new gesture sunblind will open and close the sunblind with a swiped of your hand but in addition to this, the system can be set to automatically close the sunblind after everyone has left the vehicle and then reopen when the driver opens their door.
  • my2018-l494-nanoe-ionA new cabin air ionization system, Nanoe™, is central to the increased focus on passenger wellbeing. It improves the air quality within the cabin and can help reduce allergens, viruses, bacteria and odors. The system uses nano-sized charged water particles which decompose harmful substances and thus help to cleanse the air. It can be switched on or off via the Climate screen.

 

We can see the new key quickly in these shots:

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Updated key pic (1/22/18):

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