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2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e Enlarge
Sherri Watson | 11 October, 2017, 05:18

Claimed fuel use is rated at 2.8L/100km.

Alongside the new PHEV, Land Rover has introduced a host of updates to the rest of the Range Rover lineup.

The Range Rover P400e features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 296 hp and an electric motor good for 114 hp.

Just last week we saw the updates for the 2018 Range Rover Sport, and we assumed similar tweaks to the full size Range Rover wouldn't be far behind.

The PHEV's 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery can be fully charged as soon as two hours and 45 minutes when using a dedicated 32-amp wall box, and offers 51km of pure-electric driving range, according to NEDC standards.

Acceleration from 0-62mph officially takes 6.8 seconds but, perhaps more importantly, the P400e Range Rover has an official economy figure of 101mpg, emits just 64g/km of Carbon dioxide (for a low 13% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate) and can travel in near-silent electric-only mode for up to 31 miles on a single charge.

Finishing the triple-digit run in 5.4s, the spiciest Range Rover variant picks up several exclusive flourishes inside and out to distinguish itself from its more discrete siblings.

On the sides there are new accents and vent trims, which can be specified in satin body colour or satin graphite "Atlas".

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e
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The SUVs get a new cabin with the same technowizardry as the Velar.

There are also wider, softer seats, which can recline by up to 40 percent for increased passenger comfort. Assuming that this is identical to the facelifted Range Rover Sport's Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, we can also expect gesture controlled sun visors and Advanced Tow Assist which helps drivers perform tricky reverse manoeuvres using a rotary Terrain Response controller on the center console.

Other technology highlights include a new 10-inch rear entertainment system option, Remote Intelligent Seat Fold technology - which allows users to fold the seats via a smartphone app - up to 18 connection points in the cabin like USB, HDMI and 12V inputs, along with a 4G WiFi hotspot.

The Range Rover Sport should be the better-handling of the two P400es when it comes to on-road driving.

Also for the 2018 model year, the top-of-the-line Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic produces 557 hp, up from 550 hp.

The Range Rover plug-in hybrid sits alongside the existing V6 and V8 diesel and petrol engine options. It features a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, now producing 557bhp, which accounts for the SV (short for Special Vehicles) part of its name.

That means the arrival of the same multi-screens we first saw in the Velar and which are now on the new Range Rover Sport, as well as, we assume. updated technology.