2020 Range Rover P400e 2.0 Review: The Most Economical Rover!
2020 Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid is the most expensive car with four-cylinder that you can buy, but the cheapest Range Rover. On paper, it is also the most economical, but in practice that is a bad thing. Here is The Story of the new Range Rover PHEV.
2020 Range Rover P400e Interior
When you open the door of the Range Rover P400e, the smell of leather and wood is almost intoxicating. Only the thickness of the lush carpet makes more impression. The entry requires a small climb and once you have reached the command post, it appears that only truck drivers have an even higher seating position than you. You feel much more than in other cars on the driver’s seat than in them. But that’s the way it should be. That’s how it has been for decades. So far, everything is in line with the expectation pattern, which includes a bulky combustion engine, bulging from the cylinders and the horsepower, waiting for the releasing pressure on the start button. But if it comes, only screens will come to life in the car. Three whopping. And a motor that produces no sound, because with charged batteries, the 2020 Range Rover P400e starts purely on electrical power.
2020 Range Rover P400e Engine Specifications & Performance
Load? Electric power? Yes, even a Range Rover does not escape the needs of modern times. Nothing fat V8, but a 300 hp 4-cylinder, which is assisted by an electric motor of another 116 hp. They drive four wheels together via an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF. Together they are good for 404 hp and 640 Nm, so on that level, you will not miss the V8. More importantly: in practice, both engines do not have the least indication that they have to work hard. After all, the illusion of force majeure must remain intact. And that works very well.
The machine could sometimes switch back a little earlier, but the cooperation between the two engines runs smoothly. Even when the acceleration demand increases, the four-cylinder does not sound stressed or annoying. It is a plug-in hybrid, but the hardware and software certainly do not suffer comfort in the search for lower consumption.
For that reason, the recovery of braking energy is not too enthusiastic. Where other plug-in hybrids often dissipate quite quickly at gas, this all happens very gradually in the Range Rover. Even when braking you do not get the idea that a lot is delayed on the electric motor.
Incidentally, that happens, and very occasionally the transition between that delay form and the use of the actual brakes also feel due to a varying resistance in the pedal. Furthermore, the aristocrat does not bother his director with what the technique for him or her all decides. And that is quite a lot, because even when the car with the EV-button is put on its most electric position, the technique sometimes decides itself to involve the combustion engine.
Even with a full battery, the PHEV is therefore difficult to drive as pure EV. Gradually accelerate, then it goes well up to and including the highway well. In theory, the SUV maintains 51 kilometers, but in practice that value is around 30 to 35 kilometers, depending of course on the route and driving style. For a car with the air resistance coefficient of a bunker, that is still not wrong.