LONDON — Land Rover has amorphous sales of a constituent amalgam adaptation of the Defender account agent that badly reduces the car’s CO2 emissions.
The new P400e, which is a acquired of the continued wheelbase 110 version, uses a drivetrain agnate to that activate in the Ambit Rover’s plug-in hybrids, which mates a 296-hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline agent with a 141-hp electric motor. The accumulated ability is 398 hp.
A 19.2 kilowatt-hour array gives an electric-only ambit of 43 km (27 miles), which helps abate emissions to 76 grams per km as abstinent by the WLTP cycle. The abutting everyman abounding agent in the Defender’s ambit is the P200, 197-hp, 3.0-liter agent with CO2 achievement of 199g/km.
The P400e starts at 64,800 pounds in the UK and 78,275 euros in Germany. Deliveries will activate abutting spring. No constituent adaptation of the abbreviate wheelbase 90 adaptation is planned.
Land Rover awash 3,257 plug-on amalgam versions of the Ambit Rover and Ambit Rover Sport in Western Europe in the aboriginal seven months of the year, amounting to 3.8 percent of its sales, according to abstracts from analyst Matthias Schmidt.
The amount lagged abaft its exceptional rivals, including Volvo with a 27 percent constituent amalgam share, BMW with a 9.6 percent share, Mercedes with a 6.7 percent allotment and Audi with a 4.8 percent share.
Land Rover afresh began sales of constituent amalgam versions of the abate Ambit Rover Evoque and accompanying Land Rover Discovery Sport, which use a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. Deliveries of those archetypal activate after this year.
The SUV maker’s parent, Jaguar Land Rover, has to hit a European ambition to lower its CO2 agile emissions to 156g/km by 2021, abstinent on the WLTP analysis cycle.
In 2017, the company’s European agile boilerplate was 153g/km based on the beneath acrimonious NEDC analysis cycle, according to aggregation figures.
Plug-in amalgam versions of the Defender will additionally be launched in China “in the abreast future,” a agent said. However, the drivetrain will not be offered in the U.S. “There is currently no appeal for this powertrain in this articulation of the bazaar in the U.S.” the agent added.
The Defender is congenital in JLR’s bulb in Nitra, Slovakia.
As able-bodied as ablution the constituent hybrid, Land Rover has alone the four-cylinder agent agent in the Defender and replaced it with a six-cylinder inline agent for its two access models, the P200 and P250.
The new agent conforms to the latest EU6-d regulations. The assemblage “offers an access in torque with added refinement, while additionally carrying lower ammunition burning and CO2 emissions,” JLR said.
The Defender ambit consists of the three-door 90 variant, which is 4583mm long, and the five-door 110, which is 5018mm in length. The SUV’s archetypal ambit starts at 42,920 pounds in the UK.
Land Rover additionally offers Hard Top bartering versions of both models, which accept no rear seats.