Land Rover’s first three-cylinder hybrids launched

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available featuring the marque’s first ever 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine plug-in hybrid (PHEV).  

Badged P300e, the models combine a 200PS (147kW) 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 109PS (80kW) electric motor integrated into the rear axle and powered by a 15kWh lithium-ion battery located below the rear seats.  

Charging of the PHEV models are available with a Mode 2 home charging cable, enabling a full charge from a plug socket in 6hrs 42mins.  For faster charging, the Mode 3 charging cable enables customers to plug-in to a 7kW AC domestic wall box or AC public charge pointscharging from 0-80% in 1hr 24mins. Quicker charge times are achieved via 32KW DC charge points with 0-80% charge taking 30 minutes. 

Standing start performance of the Range Rover Evoque is 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds (0-60mph in 6.1 seconds)while the Discovery Sport reaches 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds (0-60mph in 6.2 seconds). Both can reach speeds of up to 135km/h (84mph) using electric power alone. At speeds above 135km/h (84mph), the electric motor is decoupled to reduce drag and optimize efficiency and re-engages when the speed falls below 135km/h (84mph). 

Power is transferred via a new eight-speed automatic transmission, 5KG lighter than the nine-speed transmission used in the other models. 

Emission data reveals the Range Rover Evoque P300e emits just 32g/km of CO2 (WLTP) and has an all-electric, zero tailpipe emission range of up to 66km (41 miles), with fuel economy of 1.4L/100km (201.8mpg). 

The Discovery Sport P300e can travel up to 62km (38 miles) using all-electric power and delivers fuel economy of 1.6L/100km (175.5mpg). The Discovery Sport P300e produces exceedingly low CO2 emissions of only 36g/km. 

The new plug-in hybrid P300e models join the existing 48-volt mild-hybrid SUVs, bringing new levels of efficiency to the premium compact SUV sector.  

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