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Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT ESTATE 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto

Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
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Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto
Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.0 P400e Autobiography Dynamic 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG100.90
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed137 mph
  • C0264 g/km
  • BHP404
  • Torque472 lbs/f
  • P11D13%

Review

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 31 miles and an official fuel consumption figure better than a Toyota Prius. It's hard not to be intrigued.

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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 all-electric driving range of 31 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 V8 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. Specific changes made to this model for the 2018 model year mainly centre around a revised front grille (Land Rover had to redesign it to allow for the insertion of the charging port needed for this PHEV model). The bumper's been subtly re-styled too, now featuring widened vent blades. 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 TDV6 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 £87,000. Bear in mind that the same engineering can also be found in a Range Rover Sport P400e model costing around £70,000. 'Vogue SE', 'Autobiography' and 'SVAutobiography' 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 - 101mpg on the combined cycle, 73g/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 just £15, compared to £1,200 for the closest-performing diesel Range Rover. More importantly, there's a big potential monthly BIK tax saving given that this car sits in the 16% bracket - as opposed to the 37% bracket for the next-cleanest TDV6 diesel model. True, you don't get the government-funded PHEV grant towards initial purchase that on cheaper plug-ins, subsidises you to the tune of £2,500 (that only applies on vehicles costing less than £60,000). But a Range Rover P400e will qualify for complete exemption from the £11.50-per-day London Congestion charge. 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 post-2018-era 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.

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Driver Convenience
360 Parking aid
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go
Blind spot monitor includes reverse traffic detection and close vehicle sensing
Lane departure warning system
Rear view camera
All Terrain Info Centre
Android Auto
Apple car play
Bluetooth connectivity
Driver condition monitor
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
Rear traffic monitor
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
Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
Trip computer
Entertainment
Meridian 825w surround sound audio system with 19 speakers
No CD/DVD player
Bluetooth audio streaming
DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Incontrol protect - SOS emergency call with automatic collision detection, optimised assistance call and Incontrol remote app essentia
USB/aux input socket
Exterior Features
Autobiography badge
Body coloured door mirrors
Contrast Roof - Narvik Black
Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
P400e badge
Sliding Panoramic roof with sunblind
Solid paint
Sport Badge in black
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 cornors
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
Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
Rear fog lights
Rear wash/wipe
Remote window closing
Side repeater indicators in mirror
Trailer stability assist
Twin bright tailpipes
Interior Features
22 way electric adjustable driver/passenger front seats with memory, winged headrests and 4 way lumbar adjust + captain armrest
Electric cabin pre-conditioning
Front centre console cooler compartment
Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats
Perforated Semi-Aniline leather upholstery
Power socket
Suede cloth cirrus headlining
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Three zone climate control
2 way active front head restraints
2 way rear head restraints
60/40 load through rear seats
Auto air recirculation
Bright metal foot pedals
Centre console with armrest
Clear exit monitor
Climate control memory
Configurable Ambient interior lighting
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 and rear premium carpet mats
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
Pollen filter
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
Non smoker's pack - Range Rover Sport
Safety
Red brake calipers
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Brake pre-fill
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
High speed emergency braking
Hill descent control
Hill launch assist
Low traction launch
Power operated child locks
Roll stability control
Seatbelt warning
TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)
Trim
Grand black veneer
Wheels
21" 5 split spoke gloss mid silver with diamond turned finish alloy wheels - style 5085
Tyre repair 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
Configurable dynamics
Electronic active differential with brake torque vectoring
Electronic air suspension
Engine cover
Gradient release control (GRC)
Home charging cable
Terrain response 2 Dynamic program
Twin speed transfer box
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 13.1
Battery Charge Slow kW 7
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 450
Battery Charge Fast kW 7
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 165
Battery Charge Rapid kW 22
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 165
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 - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max 41
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min 39
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 69
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
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) 91.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
Fuel Consumption - PHEV
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max 3.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min 3.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max 75.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min 86.9
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 404
Coin Description P400e
Coin Series AutobiographyDynamic
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 50E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 48
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 64000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 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 NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE STYLE 5085
Wheel Type 21" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1803
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

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £954.99 p/m £42.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1113.99 p/m £65.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1241.99 p/m £103.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £895.99 p/m £60.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £1037.99 p/m £87.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £1135.99 p/m £144.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £848.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £939.99 p/m £125.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £1051.99 p/m £164.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £1144.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1335.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1489.99 p/m £124.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £1074.99 p/m £72.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £1245.99 p/m £104.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £1361.99 p/m £173.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £1017.99 p/m £93.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £1127.99 p/m £150.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £1262.99 p/m £197.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
+VAT
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Payment
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

* This deal is subject to a £199 inc vat£165.83+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
360 degree surround camera £740.00
Adaptive cruise control with steering assist FOC
Blind spot assist FOC
Head up Display £1,060.00
Homelink (programmable garage door opener) £215.00
Lane keep assist FOC
Park assist system FOC
Wade Sensing £270.00
Entertainment
CD/DVD player FOC
Digital TV reception £850.00
Meridian 1700w signature sound system with 23 speakers £4,225.00
Rear-seat entertainment DVD system remote control with two 10" screens, 2 wireless headphones + USB £2,645.00
Rear-seat entertainment DVD system remote control with two 8" screens, 2 wireless headphones + USB £1,590.00
Exterior Features
Advanced tow assist £180.00
Body coloured roof FOC
Fixed panoramic sunroof with electric sunblind FOC
Metallic paint £850.00
No derivative and/or engine badge FOC
Pixel laser LED headlights with LED signature DRL £1,635.00
Pixel LED headlights with LED signature DRL £615.00
Premium metallic paint £1,695.00
Privacy glass (Tinted glass rear of B pillar) £450.00
Solar attenuating windscreen £215.00
Sport Badge in silver FOC
SVO special effect gloss finish paint £6,120.00
SVO special effect satin finish paint £8,620.00
SVO ultra metallic gloss finish paint £4,500.00
SVO ultra metallic satin finish paint £7,000.00
Interior Features
20 way electric adjust driver/passenger front seats with memory, winged headrests, 4 way lumbar adjust , adjustable squab bolsters + captain armrest FOC
20 way electric adjustable driver/passenger front seats with massage/memory, winged headrests, 4 way lumbar adjust, adjust squab bolsters + armrest £800.00
22 way electric adjustable driver/passenger seats with massage/memory, winged headrests, 4 way lumbar adjust, adjust squab bolster + captain armrest £800.00
Almond seats with espresso/almond interior and Ivory headlining FOC
Cabin air ionisation £135.00
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Eclipse FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ivory FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Pimento FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Vintage tan FOC
Colourway - Espresso/Almond/Ivory FOC
Domestic plug socket includes 1x socket in Row 2 £105.00
Duo tone perforated semi-aniline leather upholstery FOC
Ebony seats with ebony interior and cirrus headlining FOC
Ebony seats with ebony interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ebony/eclipse seats with ebony/eclipse interior and cirrus headlining FOC
Ebony/eclipse seats with ebony/eclipse interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ebony/ivory seats with ebony/ivory interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ebony/ivory seats with ebony/ivory interior and ivory headlining FOC
Ebony/pimento seats with ebony/pimento interior and cirrus headlining FOC
Ebony/pimento seats with ebony/pimento interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ebony/vintage tan seats with ebony/vintage tan interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ebony/vintage tan seats with ebony/vintage tan interior and ivory headlining FOC
Espresso seats with espresso/almond interior and ivory headlining FOC
Four zone climate control £480.00
Front centre console refrigerator compartment £240.00
Heated and cooled front and rear seats £535.00
Ivory seats with ebony/ivory interior and ebony headlining FOC
Ivory seats with ebony/ivory interior and ivory headlining FOC
Morzine Cirrus Headlining FOC
Morzine ebony headlining FOC
Morzine Ivory Headlining FOC
Park heat with remote control £1,060.00
Soft close doors £470.00
Suede cloth ebony headlining FOC
Suede cloth ivory headlining FOC
Twin blade sunvisors with Illuminated vanity mirrors £60.00
Packs
Bright Exterior pack - Range Rover Sport FOC
Climate comfort pack - Range Rover Sport Autobiography £1,965.00
Drive pro pack - Range Rover Sport Autobiography/SVR £410.00
Driver assist pack - Range Rover Sport HST/ Autobiography/SVR £3,300.00
Park pro pack - Range Rover Sport HST/Autobiography/SVR £920.00
Signature entertainment pack - Range Rover Sport £6,645.00
Smoker's pack - Range Rover Sport FOC
Paintwork
Metallic - Byron Blue £850.00
Metallic - Eiger grey £850.00
Metallic - Firenze red £850.00
Metallic - Indus silver £850.00
Metallic - Portofino blue £850.00
Metallic - Santorini black £850.00
Metallic - Yulong white £850.00
Premium metallic - Carpathian grey £1,695.00
Premium metallic - Silicon silver £1,695.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Safety
First aid kit £40.00
Grey anodised brake calipers with land rover script FOC
Security
Activity key £310.00
Trim
Dark engine turned aluminium trim finisher FOC
Dark Grey Oak Veneer FOC
Extended carbon fibre trim finisher £1,430.00
Extended dark grey oak veneer £425.00
Extended grand black veneer £425.00
Extended shadow Zebrano veneer £425.00
Perforated duo tone semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Eclipse FOC
Perforated duo tone semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Ivory FOC
Perforated duo tone semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/pimento FOC
Perforated duo tone semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Vintage tan FOC
Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Almond FOC
Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony FOC
Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Espresso FOC
Perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ivory FOC
Shadow Zebrano Veneer FOC
Wheels
21" 5 split spoke gloss black diamond turned finish alloy wheels - style 5007 £1,070.00
21" 5 split spoke gloss silver finish alloy wheels - style 5007 FOC
21" 9 spoke gloss black alloy wheels - style 9001 FOC
* option prices shown are estimated