Range Rover Evoque PHEV plug-in hybrid revealed
Land Rover has revealed the new Range Rover Evoque PHEV – a plug-in hybrid version of the popular style-focussed small SUV.
- Range Rover Evoque PHEV revealed
- 200hp 1.5-litre petrol engine
- 109hp electric motor
- claimed 201.8mpg
- 41-mile electric range
- Emits 31g/km of CO2
- On sale now
- Priced from £43,850
The new Range Rover Evoque PHEV has been revealed. This plug-in hybrid SUV can return more than 200mpg and costs from £43,850.
New Range Rover Evoque PHEV engine and motor
The new Range Rover Evoque PHEV – called the P300e – comes with a 200hp 1.5-litre petrol engine at the front and an electric motor at the back. The petrol engine produces 200hp while the electric motor contributes 109hp.
Because the electric motor drives the rear wheels, the new Evoque PHEV comes with four-wheel drive as standard – unlike the standard Evoque that can be had with just front-wheel drive. Every Evoque PHEV comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
New Range Rover Evoque PHEV performance and driving
The new Range Rover Evoque can drive for 41 miles on a single battery charge. Charging it from empty takes just under 90 minutes using a 7kW home wall-mounted charger, but you can boost its charge by 80% in just 30 minutes using a 32kw public charging point.
Travel any further than this and the petrol engine chips in to lend a hand. With both the engine and the motor working together, Land Rover claims the Evoque PHEV will return more than 200mpg. Although, you’ll have to drive incredibly carefully to get anywhere close to that figure in normal day-to-day traffic.
The electric motor isn’t just there to boost efficiency, it also helps the Range Rover Evoque PHEV sprint from 0-60mph in less than 6.4 seconds. You can alter how the Evoque uses its motor by switching between its three driving modes. Hybrid mode uses both the engine and the motor, EV mode switches off the petrol engine and Save mode relies more heavily on the petrol engine, using it to drive the car and re-charge the batteries on the move.
New Range Rover Evoque PHEV price and release date
The new Range Rover Evoque PHEV is on sale now. You can get it in S, SE and HSE specifications, with the entry-level S versions costing from £43,850. Head over to our Range Rover Evoque deals page to check out the latest offers or read our in-depth Range Rover Evoque review for more information.