Land Rover is changing the hybrid landscape with the release of the 2019 Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV.
Both of the new plug-in hybrid vehicles utilize a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission combined with an electric motor. The total power output is just short of a whopping 400 horsepower.
When it comes to the electric range, most commuters will have enough charge to drive back and forth from work with a 31-mile electric-only range. The vehicle is designed to bring together the optimum balance between battery capacity and vehicle weight.
The best way to drive the hybrid is to let the onboard systems take charge to recommend the times ideal for activating the electric motor or the gas engine. You also have the flexibility of manually controlling the power, so you can choose when to drive it on full electric.
Say you are taking a long trip to camp out at the beach. The Range Rover hybrids can use gas power driving the long highway miles and then electric power to cut down on the pollution as you are driving through the sand.
Speaking of the electric range functionality for off-road terrain, both PHEV models can rough through the muddy waters or rough terrain on electric power alone. There is no other 4×4 vehicle that compares to the driving experience encompassed by the Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV.
If you plan to engage in water fording in electric mode, it is a good idea to raise the suspension system to avoid muddy deposits from decaying the exhaust system. The PHEV models keep the same 35.4 water fording capability of the standard Range Rover but they recommend to take caution when preparing for a water crossing.
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