The Land Rover Discovery Sport has also been given the plug-in hybrid treatment.
Back in 2018, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport became the first Land Rover SUVs to be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Two years later, the best-selling Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport have been given the plug-in hybrid treatment.
Badged as P300e models, the new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport plug-in hybrids are based on Land Rover's Premium Transverse architecture that supports electrification while maintaining Land Rover's renowned off-road capability. The new plug-in hybrid P300e models join Land Rover's existing 48-volt mild-hybrid SUVs.
Land Rover's new PHEV SUVs combine a 197-hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine with a 107-hp electric motor integrated into the rear axle bringing the total output to 304 horsepower, which is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power is provided by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery located below the rear seats.
This setup enables the electrified Range Rover Evoque to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds, while the Discovery Sport P300e will do the same sprint in 6.2 seconds. Both can reach speeds of up to 84 mph while running on electric power alone.
In terms of efficiency, the Range Rover Evoque P300e offers an all-electric range of up to 41 miles and is rated at 201.8 mpg by the WLTP. The larger Discovery Sport P300e, on the other hand, can travel up to 38 miles on pure electric power delivers a WLTP-rated fuel economy of 175.5 mpg. Using a 32KW DC charger, both models can be charged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
Land Rover is currently taking orders for the Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport PHEVs in Europe, but US availability hasn't been announced yet. The electrified SUVs could potentially come to the US, however, since Land Rover already sells plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in America.