(Source: arstechnica.com)

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover

Like it or not, the SUV has become the dominant automotive species in the early 21st century. The combination of station wagon cargo capacity and umpire’s chair driving position are what the public wants and what the public buys. And we have the Range Rover to thank for all of this—it was the first in class.

Last month, Jaguar Land Rover—which counts the Range Rover among its models—announced that it would be adding an electric option for every new vehicle in its line up. As of today, at least two have broken cover. Last week, the Range Rover Sport P400e ran into the open. Today, the car maker revealed the Range Rover P400e.

Both SUVs use the same powertrain. Under the hood, you’ll find a 296hp (221kW) 2.0L four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine that sends its power and torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Inside the transmission, there’s also a 114hp (85kW) electric motor fed by a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted underneath the luggage area at the back. Charging is via an onboard 7kW charger.

Jaguar Land Rover says that the P400e has a electric-only range of 31 miles (51km). And since it’s a Range Rover, whether or not you’ve actually got 31 miles of roads to cover shouldn’t matter; the company prides itself on retaining off-road ability that few owners will ever use.

Further Reading

Range Rover Velar review: A handsome slab of British luxuryInside, both Range Rover and Range Rover Sport get a tech update in the cabin, using the infotainment system recently introduced in the Velar. If you just want the interior goodies and don’t care about having a hybrid EV, the new cabins will be available from the 2018 model year.

Unfortunately, we have to wait a little longer for the PHEV P400es. By the time they debut in the 2019 model year, there will be quite a few JLR EVs from which to choose as, by then, the battery EV Jaguar I-Pace will also be on sale.

Listing image by Jaguar Land Rover

More Info: arstechnica.com

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