Order books for the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover P440e, the plug-in hybrid variant of the luxurious off-road SUV. Starting at $106,250 and will give you a big utility vehicle that can travel up to a manufacturer-estimated 48 miles in all-electric mode. Official EPA data hasn’t been announced yet. One of the unique features of the Range Rover P440e is that it has DC charging capability that peaks at 50 kW, allowing it to replenish its battery to 80 percent in under an hour.
The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover P440e is one of two electrified variants of the new-generation SUV. It pairs a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with a 105-kW electric motor and a 38.2-kWh lithium-ion battery for a total system output of 434 hp. This new unit replaces the old plug-in hybrid system, which was based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four. That came with a smaller 12.0-kWh battery and had a combined output of 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. The new Range Rover P440e travels 29 miles farther than the vehicle it will replace.
The first electrified powertrain will be the carry-over 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with a 48-volt system making 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. It will also be the basis for the P440e plug-in hybrid. Following the P440e, an all-electric Range Rover will join the lineup in 2024, rounding out the new-generation lineup. Its battery size, driving range, and power output should be announced closer to its official launch date. The SUV uses Jaguar Land Rover’s MLA Flex architecture, which was developed to accommodate everything from internal combustion to full battery-electric powertrains.
As before, you’ll be able to get the 2023 Range Rover in standard and long-wheelbase configurations. Standard features include an air suspension that Land Rover says does a better job absorbing road imperfections. This generation is the first to add rear-wheel steering, which turns the rear wheels 7 degrees to cut the SUV’s turning circle down to 36 feet, which is the tightest of any Range Rover to date. A new Dynamic Response Pro system will be available and keep body motions minimal. Since this new unit, is electronically controlled, it gets power from the 48-volt system.
Every 2023 Range Rover also gets the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, which monitors grip levels and driver inputs 100 times per second for the best torque distribution between both axles. It will also optimize torque distribution across the rear axle to give you the most traction on and off the pavement. A standard active locking rear differential also aids in improving traction in various types of road conditions and during more enthusiastic driving. Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system gives you six driving modes to choose from including a custom feature.
Land Rover will be leading the charge for its parent company’s electrification initiative. The all-electric Range Rover is the first of six new models to debut from 2024 and onward. It will utilize the MLA Flex platform and the upcoming EMA architecture for its vehicles, the latter of which is being developed specifically for EVs. The three nameplates, Range Rover, Discovery, and Defender will remain as the Land Rover brand transitions to full electrification to meet its carbon neutrality goals. By 2030, EVs are expected to make up 60 percent of Land Rover sales.