Range Rover plug-ins to cost from €90,050; here in April
Range Rover's first plug-in hybrids will get here around April and I can reveal their prices.
The Range Rover PHEV will cost from €130,185.
On the face of it, that is nearly €10,000 more than the existing entry level vehicle (diesel). But it boasts a searing 404PS (2-litre Ingenium 4cyl petrol and battery) compared with the 258PS for the conventional V6 stablemate.
And there's something else: road tax will be a mere €170 a year.
Prices for the Range Rover Sport will start from €90,050 (v €94,280). It also incurs just €170 road tax.
They claim the P400e plug-in 4x4s emit a mere 64g/km. And they claim 2.8l/100km (101mpg) based on use of electric-only range 51km. They also cite a rapid charging time (two hrs 45mins). A special home charger comes free with each model.
The two 'firsts' from the luxury brand coincide with a facelift for the entire range.
I've driven both cars in California where, among other things, I took the Range Rover off-road in full-electric mode.
* See my report and verdict in the Review section of this Saturday's Irish Independent.