Range Rover has easily become one of the most highly coveted luxury SUVs to have ever been made. Land Rover‘s upgrade of the vehicle for 2019 includes a new P400e Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) powertrain, Wade Sensing system and expanded Advanced Driver Assistance System functionality.
The P400e Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain is the first of its kind for Jaguar and Land Rover, and offers up to 51 km (or 31 miles) of range in all-electric mode. It combines an advanced 296hp turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine, together with a 114hp electric motor, powered by a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery. The combination totals a power output of an impressive 398hp from the four-wheel drive system, and allows the driver to hit 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds, as well as a top speed of 137mph. The charging socket is located on the right side of the car’s grille, behind the Land Rover badge, for charging with the available home charging lead, which connects to domestic power supplies. A full charge may be obtained in under three hours using a 220V dedicated charger, which may be remotely monitored with the Land Rover InControl® Remote™ app.
In terms of design, the Range Rover has stayed true to its roots, while managing to embrace a modern aesthetic, simultaneously. The 2019 model includes the signature clamshell hood, a Gloss Black surround front grille, wide vent blades on the bumper, lower side vent and accent graphics with Satin body-colored and Atlas accent finish design schemes, the rear bumper with the exhaust tailpipe and eye-catching metallic paint colors.
“The uncluttered graphic of this Range Rover embodies the cleanliness and quality of design for which this nameplate has become known,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer at Land Rover. “By combining iconic visual cues with modern aesthetic touches, such as flush detailing and an emphasis on overall cohesion, this is a luxury SUV like no other.”
Buyers may further customize their ride with two available exterior design packages: The Black Exterior Package—alters the Jarvik Black design, and includes hood and tailgate lettering, grill mesh and inner surround, front tow eye cover, front bumper vent finisher on Autobiography models, door mirror caps, side vent and accent graphics door handle surrounds and tailgate finisher—or the Shadow Exterior Package, which is similar to the former, but does not include the door mirror caps, tow eye cover or tailgate finisher, but does include the Shadow Atlas accent color. All models feature Premium LED Automatic Headlights, with Signature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Power Washers, while Auto High Beam Assist is offered as an optional feature.
Combining high-end finishes—including lines, leathers and layers of cushioning—and comfort, the wider front and rear seats maximize the space and offer optimized legroom and reclining features, adjustable via the door panel controls. 20-way Oxford Leather front seats are perfectly upholstered for the ultimate luxury, while adjustable bolsters are added for additional support, offering cooling and massage functionality. The front seats even offer a Hot Stone massage option, while the rear seats may be folded using the available touchscreen. The Land Rover Comfort Controller smartphone app allows users to control the seat position, massage functions and temperature, bot how the seats and of the rear cabin.
“The Range Rover’s interior provides a refined and spacious cabin with high quality materials that create a truly luxurious experience,” added McGovern. “By allying wide, comfortable seats with functional everyday stowage and the latest interior technology, we have created a striking and compelling design.”
Other noteworthy features include an optional cooler compartment or refrigerator in the front center console, the optional Nanoe™ cabin air ionization system to improve air quality and the powered roof sunblind, controlled by the mere swipe of the hand.
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