2018 Range Rover P400e PHEV review – verdict

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Neil Winn
1 Dec 2016 10:16 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

For both company car buyers and private buyers who live within heavily regulated cities, the idea of running a low-emission Range Rover will be compelling. Not only are you treated to lower fuel bills (in the right circumstances) and less taxation but, in the right environment, the P400e is also the most luxurious and relaxing model in Jaguar Land Rover’s extensive range.

And yet, the company hasn’t quite managed to hit it out of the park with this flagship model. Not only is the P400e around £7000 more than the truly brilliant 254bhp TDV6 version, but it also makes an unconvincing four-cylinder drone when driven briskly while offering worse fuel economy once the battery is depleted.

Will these niggles stop buyers from flocking in their droves to buy one? Of course not; in fact, Land Rover claims that an impressive 20% of preorders for the 2018 Range Rover are PHEV models. However, for those who crave a big range and world-class refinement, we think the entry-level TDV6 still makes more sense.


What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5


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Range Rover P400e PHEV

Price £86,965 Engine 4cyl, 1997cc, petrol, plus electric motor Power 398bhp (combined) Torque 472lb ft (combined) Gearbox 8-spd automatic 0-62mph 6.4sec Top speed 137mph Economy 101mpg (official average) CO2, tax band 64g/km, 13%

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