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If you like the idea of owning a Range Rover but find the thought of running one to be slightly at odds with the kind of corporate responsibility statement you want to make, then this P400e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid version could be just about perfect for you. It offers a combined power output of 404hp, a claimed all-electric driving range of 25 miles and an official fuel consumption figure better than a Toyota Prius. It's hard not to be intrigued.


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.

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If you like the idea of owning a Range Rover but find the thought of running one to be slightly at odds with the kind of corporate responsibility statement you want to make, then this P400e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid version could be just about perfect for you. It offers a combined power output of 404hp, a claimed all-electric driving range of 25 miles and an official fuel consumption figure better than a Toyota Prius. It's hard not to be intrigued.


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.


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.

  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Heated rear window
  • Privacy glass
  • Door/quarter lights in toughened plate glass
  • Power front/rear windows with global close
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
  • Heated windscreen includes heated washer jets

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill launch assist
  • Low traction launch
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Black brake calipers
  • Roll stability control
  • Hill descent control
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic traction control

  • Premium carpet mats

  • Adaptive dynamics
  • Electronic air suspension
  • Terrain Response 2 Auto
  • Automatic access height

  • Apple car play
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth mobile phone connection
  • Voice control system

  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear camera wash
  • Blind spot assist
  • Park Assist - Parallel Park/Parking Exit/Perpendicular park
  • Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
  • Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
  • Rear traffic monitor
  • 360 degree surround camera
  • 360 degree parking aid
  • Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)

  • Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
  • Push button starter

  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Driver condition monitor
  • Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage
  • Dynamic route guidance
  • Head up Display
  • Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
  • Clear exit monitor
  • Touch pro duo system
  • Rotary shifter

  • Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror

  • Digital Audio Broadcast radio-DAB
  • USB socket
  • InControl app
  • CD/DVD player
  • Digital TV

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Side repeater indicators in mirror
  • Sliding Panoramic roof includes gesture sunblind and auto sunblind
  • Front and rear recovery eyes
  • Integrated twin tailpipes
  • P400e badge
  • Illuminated aluminium tread plates with fifty script
  • Auric atlas Autobiography badge

  • Centre high mounted stop light
  • Headlamp power wash
  • Rear fog lights
  • Automatic self levelling headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED rear lamps
  • Follow me home headlights

  • Cabin pre-conditioning with remote control
  • Four zone climate control
  • Cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filter

  • 12V power sockets
  • Domestic plug socket
  • Electric rear side window sunblinds
  • Centre console with storage and armrest
  • Driver and passenger front seat armrests
  • Power deployable rear centre console
  • Front and rear grab handles
  • Easy boot loading
  • Luggage tie down in loadspace
  • Customer configurable single point entry
  • Bright metal pedals
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Front centre console refrigerator compartment
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Black gearshift paddles
  • Perforated Semi-Aniline leather upholstery
  • Leather headlining
  • Soft close doors
  • Loadspace cover
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Through load facility
  • 12V power point in luggage area
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Heated steering wheel

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Configurable Ambient interior lighting
  • Loadspace light

  • Customer configurable autolock
  • Front airbags with passenger seat occupant detector
  • High speed emergency braking
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Emergency braking
  • Power operated child locks
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Front side airbags
  • Curtain airbags
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Auto lock system when vehicle in motion

  • Folding rear seats
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Front headrests
  • Rear ISOFIX
  • Rear seat lumbar and powered headrest with wings
  • Extreme passenger seat away
  • Remote intelligent seat fold

  • Remote central locking
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry
  • Intrusion sensor and alarm

  • Trailer stability assist
  • Electrical towing preparation

  • 8 speed automatic transmission
  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Twin speed transfer box

  • Twin blade sunvisors with Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Tyre repair system

  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes): 450
  • Battery Charge Slow kW: 7
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes): 165
  • Battery Charge Fast kW: 7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes): N
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW: N
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage: N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes): N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW: N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage: N
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 13.1
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb: 38
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min: 40
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max: 38
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb: 24
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max: 24
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min: 25

  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb: 87

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

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 3.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 3.6
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min: 81.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max: 78.9

  • Generation Mark: 4
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Range Rover 50 LWB
  • Coin Description: P400e
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: 81760
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 50E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 21000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 400
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

  • Engine Power - KW: 297
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 472
  • Engine Torque - NM: 640
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
  • Engine Power - BHP: 404
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.9
  • Top Speed: 137
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 65.3

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: 7 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 7001
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Length: 5200
  • Width: 2073
  • Wheelbase: 3120
  • Width (including mirrors): 2220
  • Height: 1868
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 802
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 579
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2671
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3250
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 90
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 2042
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 13.06

  • Solar attenuating windscreen: Included
  • Standard glass: £0

  • Personal customer handover experience: £1,295

  • Wade Sensing: £275

  • Homelink (programmable garage door opener): £220

  • Satin straight walnut veneer: £0
  • Grand black veneer: Included
  • Argento pinstripe veneer: £0

  • Home charging cable: £0
  • Public charging cable: Included

  • Meridian 1700W signature sound system: £4,435
  • No Rear seat entertainment: £0
  • 10" Rear seat entertainment system: Included
  • Meridian 825W surround sound system: Included

  • Premium metallic paint: £865
  • Body coloured roof: Included
  • Metallic paint: Included
  • Contrast Roof - Narvik Black: £0

  • Pixel laser LED headlights with signature DRL: £1,040
  • Pixel LED headlights with signature DRL: Included

  • Leather steering wheel: £0
  • Wood leather steering wheel: Included

  • No smoker package: Included
  • First and second row smoker's pack - Range Rover: £75
  • Black exterior pack - Range Rover: £1,000
  • Auric atlas exterior accents pack - Range Rover: Included

  • Metallic - Rossello red: £0
  • Metallic - Santorini black: £0

  • Premium metallic - Aruba: £865
  • Premium metallic - Carpathian grey: £865

  • First aid kit: £40

  • 24 way heated and cooled massage front seats with executive class rear seats: Included
  • 24 way heated and cooled hot stone massage front seats with executive class comfort rear seats: £2,710
  • 24 way heated and cooled hot stone massage front seats with executive class comfort plus rear seats: £5,235
  • 24 way heated and cooled massage front seats with power recline heated and cooled rear seats: £0

  • Activity key: £315

  • Advanced tow assist: £185

  • Active rear locking differential: £500

  • Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather - Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Ivory headlining: £0
  • Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather - Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Cirrus headlining: £0
  • Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather - Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Ebony headlining: £0
  • Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather - Vintage Tan, Ebony/Vintage Tan colourway, Ivory headlining: £0
  • Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather - Vintage Tan, Ebony/Vintage Tan colourway, Ebony headlining: £0

  • 21" 7 Split spoke gloss light silver diamond turned finish alloy wheel - Style 7001: Included
  • 21" 9 Spoke gloss black finish alloy wheels - Style 9001: £0

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