RANGE ROVER SPORT ELECTRIC HYBRID DELIVERS POWER AND RANGE
With climate change and sustainable practices key concerns for many Australians, interest in electrified vehicles continues to grow. The Range Rover Sport meets this demand with a range that includes a choice of petrol electric hybrid and mild hybrid petrol powertrains. But you may wonder, is an electric hybrid just for short-trip city driving, or does it have the range to hit the open road and comfortably explore further afield?
The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice range - or power, driving dynamics and performance - in the Range Rover Sport extended range Electric Hybrid (PHEV). It provides a compelling balance of powerful performance and immediate response from its 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, 105kW electric motor and 38.2kWh battery, which seamlessly combine to deliver 375kW.
A TRIP TO THE COUNTRY IS A WALK IN THE PARK
With an NEDC electric driving range of up to 125km, owners can complete around 75 per cent of their journeys around town using hushed electric-only power, while for longer trips drivers can take advantage of a total driving range of 740km in real-world conditions.
The Australian Financial Review motoring journalist Tony Davis took the 23MY Range Rover Sport Dynamic HSE P510e Electric Hybrid on a road trip to Orange in regional NSW. He found the drivetrain seamlessly switched from EV to ICE (internal combustion engine) to hybrid, and noted “it’s hard to beat a Range Rover” for a trip to the country. He was impressed with the fuel consumption, saying, “Our 500km round trip, with a single charge to 100 per cent before leaving home and another one before returning, gave us 6.3L/100km overall. That’s very frugal for such a substantial conveyance.”
THRILLING ENGAGEMENT MEETS ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE
The P510e can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a heart-racing 5.4 seconds and offers a top speed of 242 km/h for thrilling driver engagement. In full EV mode, drivers can cruise at a hushed 140km/h without using the petrol engine. Meanwhile, the vehicle delivers CO2 emissions from a low 37g/km.
The Range Rover Sport also features rapid DC charging capability, one of the few electric hybrids to provide this technology. It will charge from 0 to 80 per cent in less than an hour using a 50kW rapid charger, while a domestic 7.2kW AC wallbox will deliver a full charge in under five hours, for the ultimate convenience when charging at home.
Range Rover’s powerful, refined and efficient powertrain line-up sets the standard for electrified vehicles, with the luxury SUV offering to expand in 2024 to include a fully electric model.