Land Rover’s leading Range Rover becomes greener, cooler for 2019
In nearly 50 years of manufacture, Land Rover’s Range Rover has grown from a hardly cultured car into an extravagance rank representation to compete for the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That progression lingers at a steady leap for the 2019 model year, as Land Rover creates certain small tweaks to its flagship.
The biggest news for the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is the addition of a P400e plug-in hybrid model to the line-up. Announced last year, the P400e is part of Land Rover and familial brand Jaguar’s idea to propose a hybrid or all-electric powertrain in every model they sell.
The Range Rover powertrain joins a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and electric motor, driven by a 13.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack unites underneath the trunk floor. Absolute structure production is 398 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. Land Rover estimates a reasonable 0 to 60 mph time of 6.4 seconds, top speed of 137 mph, and variety of 31 miles on electric power. The automaker even dues the electric motor’s promptly obtainable torque originates in near off-road.
The rest of the Range Rover powertrain line-up is unchanged. Land Rover continues to offer a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 in 340 hp or 380 hp designs, a 3.0-liter, 254-hp turbodiesel V6, and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 518 hp. The V8 can propel short-wheelbase forms of the Range Rover from 0 to 60 mph in a sports-car-quick 5.1 seconds, conferring to Land Rover.
Land Rover also added a Wade Sensing system that provides water-depth readings to the driver in real time, using sensors on the undersides of the exterior mirrors. It can warn the driver if the Range Rover is exceeding its maximum wading depth (35.4 inches, in case you were wondering), end estimates whether water is getting deeper or shallower. We’re not sure how many people regularly dunk their Range Rovers, but it’s nice to know this SUV can handle it.
The 2019 Range Rover also gets a new possible Driver Assist Pack with adaptive cruise control and routing aid, features previously obtainable on a number of other automobiles. Additional carryover motorist assist includes self-sufficient emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, a driver state observer, and a suite of park-assist features, including a 360-degree camera system.
The Range Rover continues to use Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, introduced for the 2018 model year. It uses a pair of 10.0-inch touchscreens in the center comfort, plus a 12.3-inch display screen for the driver, and an optional head-up show. Purchasers can spec a 10.0-inch screen for rear-seat passengers as well. Including USB, 12-volt, and HDMI, the Range Rover is available with no less than 17 ports, concurring to Land Rover. A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot can support up to eight tools.
Pricing for the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover starts at $88,860 for a base model with the 340-hp gasoline V6 and hikes to $207,900 for a range-topping SVAutobiography long-wheelbase model. The new-for-2019 P400e plug-in hybrid sits somewhere in the middle, at $95,150. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Land Rover will also build 999 Range Rover SV Coupe two-doors, priced at $295,000, with a few assigned for U.S. clients.