V8 Performance In Electric Range Rover

Cross 33.4 Inches: Defender Equipped

The inescapable is drawing near as JLR (formerly known as Jaguar Land Rover) entices the very first electric Range Rover. Even before the formal introduction, the UK luxury line-up is now accepting deposits from early adopters. Meanwhile, initial statistics attest to the top-notch SUV not relinquishing the off-road capabilities that have made it an iconic vehicle.

The transition from combustion engines to an entire electrically-powered drivetrain will not be to the detriment of off-roading capabilities. As Tata Motor’s subsidiary, Land Rover maintains that it is subjecting prototypes to one of its most comprehensive testing regimes ever to ensure that they can go anywhere. The Range Rover Electric has been pressurized to stand up against flooding that would reach a depth of 33.4 inches (850 millimeters). This would match the aptitude of the formidable Defender with coil spring suspension.

The Range Rover SV is being hailed as “the quietest and most refined Range Rover ever” yet still offers performance similar to a V8. This eight-cylinder model features a twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine from BMW with a maximum of 606 horsepower and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque. From 0 to 60 mph, the Range Rover SV can achieve this in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 162 mph (261 km/h).

The zero-pollution Rangie will be based on the identical Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) as those models powered by a regular engine. Using an 800V construction implies that swift charging is obtainable. Even though it was not specified in the announcement, dual motor arrangement is most likely given that the electric SUV has to have four-wheel drive.

The previews released today point to a shape practically indistinguishable from the traditionally fueled SUV. The observer will spot that the wheel focal points come adorned with EV lettering in place of the Land Rover badge, and the grille appears to have a more confined configuration. Expenditure port for charging its probable high-powered battery is also noticeable. One probably shouldn’t be amazed if the battery capacity is going to boast three digits.

The Range Rover Electric leads the way in Jaguar Land Rover’s plan to attain zero carbon pollution by 2039.

Source: Land Rover

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