In its almost five decades of existence in the automotive industry, Range Rover has dramatically evolved from a mere civilized truck into a high-end status symbol to compete with other automakers. The legacy of the British brand gradually continues for the 2019 model year as Land Rover makes some slight changes to its flagship.  

The next big thing for the 2019 Range Rover lineup is the addition of a P400e plug-in hybrid model, which was announced in 2017 as part of Land Rover's and Jaguar's plan to have an all-electric powertrain or a hybrid in every model they sell.

The powertrain blends a 2.0L turbocharged gas engine and electric motor that is powered by a 13.1-kwh Li-ion battery pack mounted beneath the trunk floor. It comes with a total system output of 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. According to Land Rover's estimates, electric power will pave the way for 0 to 60 mph time of 6.4 seconds, a range of 31 miles, and a top speed of 137 mph. In fact, the carmaker claims that the electric motor's instantly available torque is extremely useful during off-road situations.

Moreover, Land Rover has added a Wade Sensing system that offers water-depth readings to the driver in real time, utilizing sensors on the undersides of the exterior mirrors. This alerts the driver if the Range Rover surpasses its maximum wading depth (35.4 inches).

What's more, the 2019 Range Rover features a new optional Driver Assist Pack with steering assist and adaptive cruise control. Included in other carryover driver aids are blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, a driver condition monitor, lane keeping assist, and a range of park-assist features.

The new model also continues the use of the InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which was launched on the 2018 model year. It comes with a pair of 10-inch touchscreens in the center console, an optional head-up display, and a 12.3-inch display screen for the driver.

 

 

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