Refreshed Range Rover Sport offered as a plug-in hybrid

Refreshed Range Rover Sport offered as a plug-in hybrid

Refreshed Range Rover Sport offered as a plug-in hybrid

Land Rover has debuted its very first true plug-in hybrid in the form of the new Range Rover Sport P400e. No doubt the new Range Rover Sport SVR would do an admirable job of both compared to, say, a Porsche Boxter S, but this particular SUV is made to compete on pavement.

On the other hand, if you're not arsed about the planet, the gloriously incorrect Range Rover Sport SVR receives a welcome power increase to just shy of 575bhp.

Elsewhere in the range a new flagship Range Rover Sport SVR offers 575PS from its supercharged V8 engine and will complete a dash to 60mph in only 4.3 seconds.

Order books for the latest Range Rover Sport are now open, with the first customer deliveries expected in early 2018.

The 2018 Range Rover Sport is now available to order at Land Rover's United Kingdom dealers.

The 2018 Range Rover Sport is getting several updates for the 2018 model year, including updated styling, a new infotainment system and more power for the SVR model.

The new auto gets a 296bhp petrol engine teamed up with a 114bhp electric motor, for a combined power rating of 398bhp and 472lb ft torque, and will cost from £70,800-£84,400 depending on the trim level you go for.

The first ever Range Rover to come with a hybrid powertrain, it uses a four-cylinder 300hp engine and a 104hp eclectic motor. The P400e hybrid versions sit in the middle, with a price range from £70,800 up to £84,400 for the "Autobiography Dynamic" edition. The previous four-cylinder Sport was already the wrong side of two tonnes; expect the addition of an 85kW electric motor and a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery module to have done it no favours at all.

With a dedicated 32 amp wall box, the Range Rover Sport can be fully charged in as little as two hours and 45 minutes, while the standard 10 amp charging cable will replenish the battery in 7.5 hours.

"Our efficient diesel and petrol engines are our cleanest ever and remain utterly relevant today on our journey to electrification".

The cabin now includes two 10-inch touchscreens to control most of all the vehicle's functions and the layout is the same as that of the new Range Rover Velar which went on sale only a few weeks ago.

The Sport also gets the Velar's steering wheel, together with its touch-sensitive buttons; and while the Sport keeps its stubby gear selector, making do without the rotary dial fitted to the latest Jaguar-Land Rover cars, this is one of the few aspects of the Sport's interior that's been left unchanged.

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