Range Rover SUV line-up set to embrace hybrid powertrains
The Range Rover luxury SUV line-up is undergoing a significant transformation in its powertrain options. Land Rover has announced that all Range Rover models will now be equipped with hybrid powertrains, including plug-in hybrids and a new V8 trim. This shift towards hybrid technology reflects the brand’s commitment to sustainability and reducing emissions. In this article, we will explore the powertrain upgrades and other enhancements introduced in the Range Rover MY2024 line-up.
The existing plug-in hybrid trims, P440e and P510e, have received powertrain upgrades. The P440e now features a new 218hp electric motor, increasing its total power output to 460hp and earning the name P460e. Similarly, the P510e has been upgraded to produce 550hp, resulting in the P550e variant. These powertrain enhancements have improved the acceleration of the P550e, enabling it to go from 0 to 100kph in 5.0 seconds, down from 5.5 seconds in the P510e. Additionally, the electric-only range has been extended to up to 121km, representing a real-world increase of 8km or 94km, according to Land Rover. The long-wheelbase Range Rover SV can now also be equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, thanks to these powertrain upgrades.
The Range Rover MY2024 line-up introduces a new P615-badged, 4.4-litre V8 option. This variant features twin turbochargers and a mild-hybrid system, resulting in an impressive power output of 615hp. Surprisingly, the emissions and fuel efficiency of the P615 are nearly identical to those of the previous 5130hp, 4.4-litre V8 model. The P530, a lesser version of the V8 option, has also received the mild-hybrid treatment, enhancing its official fuel efficiency.
Inside the MY2024 Range Rover models, Land Rover has incorporated the updated 13.1-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system. This system offers improved functionality, with 80 percent of functions accessible within two taps from the home screen. The addition of the Country Road Assist system allows adaptive cruise control to be used on twisty roads, automatically adjusting the target speed for corners and changes in the speed limit. Furthermore, enhancements have been made to the Terrain Response off-roading system, enabling drivers to select from four vehicle speeds to tackle challenging terrains.
Range Rover has introduced the SV Bespoke programme, offering buyers the opportunity to customize their Autobiography and SV trims. The programme provides a wide range of choices, including 391 interior colors, with the capability to replicate any color as per the buyer’s request. Additionally, the SV Bespoke programme offers the option of 24-carat gold trim finishes, adding a touch of luxury and exclusivity to the Range Rover.
In India, the updated Range Rover line-up is available in the HSE, Autobiography, and SV trims, offering a choice of petrol, diesel, and hybrid powertrains. Land Rover also offers the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, and Range Rover Evoque models under the Range Rover brand name in the Indian market.