Land Rover keeps its Range Rover and Sport fresh.
We know that an all-new Range Rover is coming in 2021, but before it arrives Land Rover has just revealed the 2019 Range Rover, which benefits from a number of substantial upgrades that will also be mirrored on the Range Rover Sport. The biggest addition is a new P400e plug-in hybrid drivetrain, which pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor to produce 398 horsepower and an electric driving range of up to 31 miles. Land Rover has also introduced a new Wade Sensing system that provides real-time wading depth readout to improve wading capability. You know, for all of those people who still drive their six-figure luxury SUV through a river.
The photos show the European models, but we do have information on how the 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will be priced in the US. Starting with the flagship Range Rover, the base 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 340 hp starts at $88,860 or $94,050 for the 380-hp HSE trim and the Td6 3.0-liter turbo V6 diesel with 254 hp starts at $90,860 or $96,050 for HSE trim. The brand-new HSE P400e PHEV 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with 398 hp starts at $95,150.
The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 model with 518 hp starts at $104,850, $108,895 for long-wheelbase, $141,995 for Autobiography trim, or $148,295 for long-wheelbase Autobiography. Finally, the SVAutobiography Dynamic with 557 hp starts at $177,200 or $207,900 for long-wheelbase.
The 2019 Range Rover Sport starts at $66,750 for 340-hp 3.0L Supercharged V6 SE model, or $72,350 for the HSE, both of which can be had with a 254-hp Td6 diesel powertrain for an extra $2,000. The new P400e is next in the trim ladder at $78,300, the comes the HSE Dynamic at $82,150, which bumps the supercharged V6 up to 380 hp. The V8s start at $85,550 with the Supercharged Dynamic and $96,650 for the Autobiography, both powered by a 518-hp 5.0L Supercharged V8, and the $113,600 SVR pumps that V8 output up to 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, ripping off 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
On the inside, the Range Rover continues to be one of the most opulent vehicles on the market. The front and rear seats are optimized for recline and legroom and the luxurious leathers and layers of deep cushioning create what Land Rover calls a "lounge-style environment." Customers can further add to the luxurious feel with 20-way Oxford leather front seats that can be personalized. There is also an option for Semi-Aniline leather front seats with 24-way adjustment as well as integrated climate and massage settings. Land Rover has even added the ability to control the seats on the infotainment system or a smartphone app.
The new P400e plug-in hybrid models both feature a 296-hp four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine paired with a 141-hp (105-kW) electric motor fuelled by a 13.1-kWh lithium-ion battery that yields 31 miles of electric range, but can run in parallel hybrid or full EV mode. Net power is rated at 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque, and with standard four-wheel drive the Range Rover Sport P400e does 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds while the Range Rover is a tick slower at 6.4 seconds to 60 mph, and both can reach a top speed of 137 mph. A full charge can be achieved in 2 hours and 45 minutes using a 220V charger.