Jaguar Land Rover has dipped a toe into the plug-in hybrid market for the first time with gasoline-electric versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The new models go on sale next summer and make their North American debut at the Los Angeles auto show in December as part of a wider refresh for the luxury SUVs.
The plug-in versions are dubbed P400e and use the same drivetrain, which marries up a four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine making 296hp with a 114hp electric motor. The juice comes from a 13.1 kWh lithium ion battery positioned under the trunk floor, giving both cars a claimed electric range of 31 miles.
The Range Rover P400e starts at $87,350, the same as the entry V-6 supercharged gasoline version. The Range Rover Sport plug-in model starts at $78,300. The prices include shipping.
The lighter Sport just beats its more luxurious counterpart in the 60-mph dash — 6.3 seconds against 6.4 seconds for the Range Rover.
The updated versions of the Range Rover and Rover Sport will also come with V-6 diesel options.