Currently reading: Comment: Why the new Range Rover needed a plug-in hybrid variant
The new P400e might be compromised in its technical design but it's a credible addition to the line-up

For Land Rover to really radicalise its hybrid offering in the Range Rover, it would need to start from the ground up, building a new platform designed to house electric motors and without the redundant low-range transfer gearbox from the start.

The benefits of that over the new P400e would mean less weight, better handling on and off road and more effective packaging of the battery. 

Range Rover gets facelift with new plug-in hybrid variant 

Rr 18my phev lwb detail 101017 02

Instead, it has this halfway house in which these elements have been shoehorned in to offer a credible hybrid in the line-up. 

And credible it will be: Land Rover would not be selling this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) if it didn’t stand up as a respectable Range Rover, with comfort and off-road ability, even if it won’t be nearly as good as a PHEV that was considered from the beginning. And, in the meantime, the P400e keeps a very important segment of Range Rover buyers happy: the affluent urbanites who mooch around town in their Rangies. They will rarely fill up their tank with petrol, instead cruising around on the 31-mile range of the near-silent electric motor. Happy days, Sloanies.

Related stories: 

Range Rover gets facelift with new plug-in hybrid variant 

Range Rover Velar review 

Our 1970s Range Rover first drive 

Join the debate

Add a comment…
universocentro 23 April 2024

Great content on the website 

aaliasharma 21 September 2020

Mumbai Escorts

amazing content on site . make your bad mood in good. click on link. and check the site. you got better rates and services.


Haird 23 June 2020


good pst