The Land Rover adventurer is more concerned about his carbon footprint with this plug-in hybrid engine … which also avoids the penalty.
Land Rover has completely reinvented the Defender. New proof that the adventurer has entered a modern era: it is offered in a plug-in hybrid version. This P400e version combines a four-cylinder 2.0 petrol engine with 300 hp and an electric unit of 105 kW, for a maximum cumulative power of 404 hp. The maximum torque is 640 Nm.
The maximum speed is 209 km / h and it takes 5.6 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h. This Defender receives a large 19.2 kWh battery. This is necessary to ensure correct electric autonomy given the size and point of the machine. Land Rover thus announces 43 km in electric in the mixed cycle. With a 7 kW Wallbox installed at home, 80% of the recharge is redone in 2 hours.
The P400e is offered on the long version 110, which can carry up to six people. Aesthetically, there is nothing special to distinguish this variation. Land Rover reassures customers: the rechargeable hybrid does not change the crossing capabilities of the Defender, which can therefore trudge in all electric.
The advantage of this type of engine is to have favorable CO2 approval, with emissions of only 74 g / km. This Defender will thus avoid the penalty, at least in its current form. Some would like a weight tax to target this type of model!
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