New Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid announced

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To accompany the all-new look of the iconic Land Rover Defender, it will also now feature new powertrains, including its first plug-in hybrid version.

For 2021 Model Year an advanced new PHEV model – the P400e – will be available, combining a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and 105kW electric motor powered by a 19.2kWh battery.

The new Defender P400e is the most powerful and fuel-efficient Defender, with a 0-60mph time in 5.4 seconds, 404PS, all the while producing CO2 emissions of 74g/km and combined economy of 85.3mpg (3.3l/100km). It will run in all-electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions for up to 27 miles (43km).

All PHEV variants come with a Mode 3 charging cable as standard, while an optional Mode 2 cable is also available. The Mode 3 charging cable enables charging to 80 per cent in two hours, while charging via a Mode 2 cable will take around seven hours to charge to 80 per cent – perfect for home charging overnight. Using a 50kW rapid charger, the P400e charges to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.

“The advanced new P400e Plug-In Hybrid perfectly balances performance with fuel economy and all-electric off-road capability. The latest model also provides refined and powerful new in-line six-cylinder diesel engines that bring improvements in fuel economy and drivability. They join a comprehensive range of powertrain options for Defender,” said Iain Gray, senior manager, powertrain advanced engineering, Jaguar Land Rover.

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