The 2019 model year Range Rover features some technology updates, and the introduction of a plug-in hybrid model.
Range Rover virtually kicked off the luxury SUV segment when it first emerged back in 1970. Since then, it’s gained some competition in the segment, but it’s also gotten more opulent. It’s not just the supple Oxford leather or the Range Rover’s sheer size that lends to its luxury, either. The 2019 Range Rover, in particular, packs more technology than its predecessors. Land Rover announced their 2019 model lineup with some updates. For the first time, however, the company introduced a plug-in hybrid model.
While Land Rover continues to electrify, the company still offers a wide range of engine options. You can have a 340 or 380 horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6, for a start. A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 254 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid produces 398 horsepower, then there’s the range-topper: the 5.0-liter V8. Producing up to 557 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque, the 2019 Range Rover is capable of hitting 60 mph in as little as 5.1 seconds, according to Land Rover.
New updates and technology
Other updates to the rest of the Range Rover’s lineup include a new Wade Sensing system – a way of getting real-time information on water depth up to the car’s maximum wading depth of 35.4 inches. Land Rover also added a new Driver Assist Pack to 2019 Range Rover models. That adds steering assist to the range of driver aid features included in the existing Drive Pro and Park Pro packages. The driver still needs to keep their hands on the wheel, but the system does work up to 112 mph. The Drive Pro and Park Pro packs include emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera system and automated parking assistance.
Screens abound in the 2019 Range Rover lineup, as two 10-inch touchscreens comprise the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. More than that, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and optional Head-Up Display system rounds out the configurable screens the driver can access. The 2019 Range Rover also sports Wi-Fi capable of supporting up to eight devices and a Meridian audio system. The audio system is available in 380-watt, 825-watt or 1700-watt levels with 13, 19 or 29 speakers respectively.
As with previous Range Rover models, the 2019 Range Rover still gets Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system to bolster the car’s off-road capability. The car normally rides at 8.6 inches, but you can raise it up to 11.6 inches with the Off-Road Ride Height setting. On the P400e plug-in hybrid model, it’s capable of distributing torque from the electric motor and running the low-range transmission in pure electric mode.
2019 Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid: By the numbers
The most significant change in the 2019 Range Rover lineup comes with a 114 horsepower electric motor. The P400e model uses the 2.0-liter, 296 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium engine found in the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace and the Land Rover Discovery. Thanks to the extra shove from the electric motor, however, the P400e model makes 398 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. That’s a higher rating than either of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine options, and is even torquier than the range-topping 5.0-liter V8. The 2019 Range Rover P400e can sprint from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds.
The plug-in hybrid model uses a 7kW charging socket located in the grille. That feeds a 13.1kWh lithium ion battery pack, which provides a claimed 31 miles of all-electric range. On a 220-volt charger, you can charge the 2019 Range Rover P400e in about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
As with previous Range Rover models, the 2019 Range Rover still gets Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system to bolster the car’s off-road capability. On the P400e plug-in hybrid model, it’s capable of distributing torque from the electric motor and running the low-range transmission in pure electric mode.
2019 Range Rover Lineup – Pricing
Pricing remains largely unchanged in the 2019 Range Rover lineup. However, the base models are now $1,510 more than before. 2019 sees the addition of the P400e plug-in hybrid, priced from $95,150, and a long wheelbase version of the SVAutobiography, which starts at $207,900.
|Trim Level (New)||Engine – Horsepower||MSRP (Change from 2018)|
|Range Rover (Base)||3.0L Supercharged V6 – 340hp||$88,860 (+$1,510)|
|HSE||3.0L Supercharged V6 – 380hp||$94,050 (Same)|
|Range Rover TD6||3.0L Turbodiesel V6 – 254hp||$90,860 (+$1,510)|
|HSE TD6||3.0L Turbodiesel V6 – 254hp||$96,050 (Same)|
|HSE P400e||PHEV 2.0L Turbocharged I4 – 398hp||$95,150 (New)|
|Supercharged||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp||$104,850 (Same)|
|Supercharged LWB||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp||$108,895 (Same)|
|Autobiography||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp||$141,995 (Same)|
|Autobiography LWB||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 518hp||$148,295 (Same)|
|SVAutobiography Dynamic||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 557hp||$177,200 (Same)|
|SVAutobiography Dynamic LWB||5.0L Supercharged V8 – 557hp||$207,900 (New)|