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LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT ESTATE

2.0 P400e HSE Dynamic Black 5dr Auto

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Can the Range Rover make sense with Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric power? Does it make the most sense in this form? Jonathan Crouch decides.

Background

The Range Rover pioneered the rarified Super-Luxury large SUV segment, but it no longer has it to itself, following fresh class arrivals in recent years from Bentley, Lamborghini and Mercedes. In response, Land Rover significantly updated this iconic model for the 2018 year with an all-new interior, extra safety and infotainment technology and, perhaps most importantly, the option of the Plug-in petrol/electric powertrain that we're going to test here. As a result, this flagship Range Rover model line can claim a lighter eco-footprint, a properly limousine-like rear cabin and performance that can even approach that of a high performance luxury saloon. And yes, it'll be even better if you're setting off across the Serengeti or exploring the Amazon. It'll be, more than ever, one of a kind. As we're about to discover...

Driving Experience

On the move in a Range Rover, luxury, comfort, refinement, craftsmanship and outright performance all fuse together as part of this car's imperious progress, whether that be on-turf or on-tarmac. All the available powertrains offer exemplary refinement, but should you select one that adds in electrified assistance, then as you might imagine, this car is particularly quiet. We're referring specifically to the petrol/electric hybrid engine used in the P400e variant we've chosen to test here. This version may only have four cylinders, but it boasts a combined power output of 404PS, a claimed WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 25 miles and running cost figures that are better than a Toyota Prius. This version employs a 300hp version of JLR's familiar 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine working in concert with an 85kW electric motor powered by a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery. Yes, as previously mentioned, it's a four cylinder powertrain but if fellow Range Rover owners scoff at that, you might want to remind them that this supposedly eco-minded variant develops a 640Nm torque figure that out-strips the base version of the supercharged 5.0-litre petrol V8. Sixty from rest is dispatched in just 6.4s - quicker even than the top D300 diesel - and the top speed is higher than you'd get from a black pump-fuelled model too, at 137mph. All of which should provide sufficient reassurance, should you need it, than in choosing this P400e model, you're not being fobbed off with an engine more suited to an Evoque. Which is just as well, given that this particular derivative weighs over two and a half tonnes - over 300kgs more than the base TDV6 diesel version.

Design and Build

This is every inch a Range Rover. You'd know it as such even without a glance at the elegant badge work. Which is as it should be. Gerry McGovern's design team committed early on to protect the visual characteristics that have always made this car what it is: the wrap-around clamshell bonnet; the deep glass area; the low waist and straight side feature line with no wedge or step up in side styling; the close wheel arch cuts; and the two-piece tailgate. Seated commandingly up-front amongst the beautiful leathers, polished metal, deep pile carpet and glossy surfacing, you'll find yourself in a cabin that looks as classy and cosseting as ever. It features clean, elegant controls, wider re-designed leather seats and the new-era 'Touch Pro Duo' infotainment system we first saw on the Velar, complete with its two high-definition 10-inch central touchscreens. Anything this Panasonic-developed set-up can't tell you will almost certainly be covered off by the digitally customisable 12.3-inch so-called 'Interactive Driver Display' you view through the imposing four-spoke stitched multi-function steering wheel. In the rear, there's over a metre of leg-stretching room - and you can extend that by a further 186mm if you go for the long wheelbase body style. And though the boot can't offer the option of extra fold-out chairs, it offers a huge 909-litre capacity.

Market and Model

There's a premium of about £7,000 to go from the base D300 diesel Range Rover to one with this P400e Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric powertrain, which means starting prices for the base 'Vogue'-spec model beginning from around £90,000. Bear in mind that the same engineering can also be found in a Range Rover Sport P400e model costing around £73,000. 'Vogue', 'Westminster', 'Vogue SE', 'Autobiography' and 'Range Rover Fifty' trim levels are also available for Range Rover buyers, the latter two options available with the lengthened long wheelbase bodystyle. Here, the price could be anything up to around £170,000. It's hard to find really direct rivals. The base 'Vogue' P400e model costs just over £20,000 more than large-segment Plug-in hybrid SUVs like Audi's Q7 e-tron, Porsche's Cayenne E-Hybrid and Volvo's XC90 T8 Twin Engine, but cars like those aren't really from the same class as this one and are more directly targeted by the P400e Plug-in Hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport (which prices from just over £70,000). You've to turn to the Bentley Bentayga for a truer rival - that car can be ordered with Plug-in Hybrid tech, but at prices that would only make sense if you were to be considering a P400e Range Rover in top 'SVAutobiography' trim.

Cost of Ownership

The P400e model's sophisticated drivetrain combination produces an eye-catching set of figures - 84.8mpg on the combined cycle, 75g/km of CO2 (based on the WLTP test) and an all-electric 31-mile journeying range, should you select the provided 'EV' driving mode which locks the vehicle down into milk float mobility. The stats in question are, as with most Plug-in hybrids, straight out of fairy land. In our time with this car, we probably averaged about 25mpg and sometimes struggled to ease the all-electric range much beyond double figures, even with quite conservative driving. The key thing though, is that the government believes them, hence a set of Plug-in hybrid incentive figures that for some buyers, will make compelling reading. Your first year of vehicle excise duty - what used to be called 'road tax' - will be much lower compared to the closest-performing diesel Range Rover. More importantly, there's a big potential monthly BIK tax saving given that this car sits in the 20% bracket - as opposed to the 37% bracket for the next-cleanest D300 diesel model. Charging takes as little as 2 hours 45 minutes if you have the appropriate garage wallbox and on the move, there's a 'Save' option that'll allow you to save battery charge for town driving.

Summary

In its much improved current form, the Range Rover finally has a cabin with technology befitting its exalted price tag, being better connected, safer and even more luxurious. The main change here though, has been the introduction of the optional Plug-in Hybrid powertrain we've been trying here. It won't work for everyone but the right kind of buyer will find the running cost savings that come with this engine to be utterly compelling. Much has changed then but, thank goodness, at the same time, nothing here is really different. Drive this car through a river, drive it to the opera: it's as happy either way, beautifully built, gorgeously finished and - with the right engine - astonishingly quick. True, this Range Rover is never quite going to be all things to all people, but it has perhaps moved as close to fulfilling that remit as any modern car is ever likely to get. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency94.20mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed137mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • All Terrain Info Centre
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Incontrol apps in vehicle touchscreen
  • Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
  • Mist sensor
  • Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage
  • Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
  • Pro services and wifi hotspot
  • Push button start
  • Remote premium - Upgraded Incontrol remote app including remote climate control (engine dependent), remote lock + Unlock and remote beep + flash
  • TFT Virtual Instrument Panel
  • Touch pro duo system
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Incontrol protect - SOS emergency call with automatic collision detection, optimised assistance call and Incontrol remote app essential
  • USB/aux input socket

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic front and toughened rear side glass
  • Acoustic laminated front windows
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Body coloured side sills and bumpers corners
  • Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
  • Electrical towing preparation
  • Follow me home lighting
  • Front and rear recovery eyes
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight power wash
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen includes heated washer jets
  • Illuminated metal tread plates with brand name script
  • LED rear lamps
  • Privacy glass (Tinted glass rear of B pillar)
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Remote window closing
  • Side repeater indicators in mirror
  • Sport Badge in black
  • Standard bonnet
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Twin bright tailpipes

Interior Features

  • 2 way active front head restraints
  • 2 way rear head restraints
  • Auto air recirculation
  • Bright metal foot pedals
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Climate control memory
  • Customer configurable single point entry
  • Driver's footrest
  • Extended leather upgrade includes door top rolls and leather instrument panel mid section
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door storage space
  • Front map lights
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Front stowage pocket
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Leather steering wheel with Atlas inserts
  • Loadspace light
  • Loadspace mounting provisions
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Perforated Windsor leather upholstery
  • Pollen filter
  • Power socket
  • Reach/rake electric adjustable steering column + entry/exit tilt away
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Rear isofix
  • Roller blind loadspace cover
  • Satin chrome gearshift paddles
  • Sports pedals
  • Three 12V accessory power outlets

Packs

  • Black Exterior pack - Range Rover Sport
  • Smartphone pack - Range Rover Sport

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake pre-fill technology
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Curtain airbags
  • Customer configurable autolock
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency braking includes city, urban AEB and pedestrian
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Gradient acceleration control
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill launch assist
  • Low traction launch
  • Power operated child locks
  • Roll stability control
  • Seatbelt warning
  • TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)

Security

  • Immobiliser
  • Intrusion sensor
  • Keyless entry
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Passenger seat occupant detector with front airbags
  • Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Remote locking

Technical

  • Adaptive dynamics
  • Electronic active differential with brake torque vectoring
  • Electronic air suspension
  • Engine cover
  • Gradient release control (GRC)
  • Public charging cable
  • Terrain response 2 Dynamic program
  • Twin speed transfer box

Trim

  • Grand black veneer

Wheels

  • 21" 9 spoke gloss black alloy wheels - style 9001
  • Tyre repair system

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    13.1
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    450
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    165
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    30
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    150000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    10
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb
    39
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max
    38
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min
    39
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb
    24
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    24
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    24
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    40
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    39
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    40
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    25
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    24
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    25

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    83
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    87
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    83

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1997
  • Compression Ratio
    9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    83
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    94.2
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    3.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    3.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    3.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    77
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max
    73
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min
    77

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    404
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    P400e
  • Coin Series
    HSE Dynamic Black
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    50E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    21000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.3
  • Engine Power - BHP
    404
  • Engine Power - KW
    297
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    472
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    65.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    640
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    137

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    9 SPLIT SPOKE STYLE 9001
  • Wheel Type
    21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1803
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4879
  • Wheelbase
    2923
  • Width
    2073
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2220

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    90
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3200
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1607
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    703
  • Max. Loading Weight
    661
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2539
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.4
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