Last week, Land Rover announced that it's making a plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport that's headed to the US for the 2019 model year. Today, the British automaker confirmed that the big-boy Range Rover will follow suit. The 2019 Range Rover P400e combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an electric motor for 398 system horsepower.
The Range Rover P400e features a permanent four-wheel drive system (of course) and can be operated in two modes, Parallel Hybrid or Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. In the former, both the gas and electric motors operate at the same time, while in EV mode, the internal-combustion engine shuts off for silent, zero-emissions cruising. The P400e's electric motor is housed within the Range Rover's eight-speed automatic transmission, and there's a charging port in the front grille.
The rest of the Range Rover lineup is getting an upgrade for 2018 too, with slightly revised exterior looks and new interior tech first seen on the Velar. There's a fancy dual-screen infotainment setup in the center stack, and long-wheelbase Autobiography models get fancy new rear seats.
Range Rover customers will get their choice of engines for the 2018 model too. The entry point is a 340-hp 3.0-liter V6 in the $87,000 SE model, while the top-of-the-line engine is the 557-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 in the $177,000 SVAutobiography Dynamic. You'll be able to get a diesel Range Rover with a 254-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 too.
Land Rover says that the first 2018 Range Rovers should arrive in the US by the end of this year, but there's no specific timeline for the hybrid. We expect to see it arrive sometime next year.