JLR will offer Evoque and Discovery Sport PHEVs

Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) is adding a Range Rover Evoque and a Land Rover Discovery Sport with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology to its premium compact SUV line of products.

Named P300e, these two models share a new Ingenium 200 hp three cylinder 1.5-litre gasoline engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and an 80 kW electric rear axle drive motor powered by a 15 kWh lithium-ion battery located below the rear seats.

According to the manufacturer, the Evoque P300e will have a range of up to 66 kilometres in electric mode and the Discovery Sport P300e, 62 kilometres.

Fast and easy charging will be a staple of both SUVs with a 0-80 percent recharge in as little as 30 minutes using 32 kW DC public charging or 1 hr 24mins using a 7 kW AC Wallbox at home.

Performance and capability will also be uncompromised, with a 0-100km/h acceleration in just 6.4 seconds for the Evoque P300e and 6.6 seconds for the Discovery Sport P300e.

Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e

Pricing and model availability for Canada had not been released when this news was published.

Text: Luc Gagné
Photos: Jaguar-Land Rover

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