Jaguar and Land Rover have both added new hybrid and electric vehicles to their local lineup in the Philippines. These three vehicles mark both the automotive brand’s entry into more sustainable mobility for the Philippine market. Jaguar has launched the all-new I-Pace, a fully electric crossover for the local market. Meanwhile, Land Rover has launched plug-in hybrid versions of its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV
These two luxury SUVs are the brand’s second step into the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) world in the Philippines with the first being the Range Rover Evoque mild-hybrid which was launched last year. With the hybrid variants, you can still expect to see and find the same luxury features and materials found in their gasoline-driven counterparts.
Both the Range Rover hybrid and its Sport hybrid counterpart come powered by a 2.0-liter Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol engine that comes with an 85kW electric motor. When combined both powerplants push the large vehicle from 0-100 km/h in about 6.8 seconds and give both vehicles a top speed of 220 km/h. These hybrid motors push out an astonishing 398hp and 640 Nm of torque. Range has not been sacrificed for both vehicles as the 13 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack can give both vehicles an estimated range of 700 kilometers from a full charge and a full tank.
Both hybrid SUVs come with a parallel driving mode in which the electric motor and the gasoline engine work together to propel the vehicle forward. The two PHEVs also come with a Save function that prevents the batteries from draining beyond a certain point. Predictive energy optimization is also available on both models to further enhance their efficiency by planning your route efficiently. Electric vehicle mode is also a present feature in the two Luxury vehicles allowing the driver to only run on electric power.
The Range Rover PHEV is available in its Vogue standard-wheelbase at P11,990,000 and its Autobiography variant with a price tag of P15,190,000. The Range Rover Sport, on the other hand, comes with a price tag of P9,490,000. While a wall charger is included when you buy the vehicle, customers who want another charge may opt to buy another one for P105,000 (installation not included).
Jaguar Philippines officially launches its first all-electric vehicle in the country - the I-pace. It comes with a sleek design and a large battery that gives the electric vehicle (EV) plenty of range. It comes with a futuristic and modern vibe that comes paired with a low drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd further enhancing EV efficiency. The electric vehicle also comes with a special grille at the front that acts as Active Vanes which open or close depending if the electric motors need cooling or if better aerodynamics is needed.
The I-Pace comes to the market with a premium textile Kvadart interior. At the center of it all is the Jaguar and Land Rover group’s Pivi Pro infotainment system which can update itself when the vehicle connects to the internet. It also comes with an 11-kW charging port that gives the vehicle faster-charging capabilities. As a standard feature for all I-Pace units, they come with a Type 2 Plug 7 KW wall charger with every purchase. Customers who want another wall charger can also buy one however it will cost them P105,000 extra.
Powering the Jaguar I-Pace is a 90-kW lithium-ion high-voltage battery pack and an electric motor that produces 400hp and 696 Nm of torque. With near-instantaneous power on demand, the vehicle can hit a 0-100 km/h time in just 4.8 seconds. Even with that much power at your fingertips the I-pace still comes in with an estimated range of 470 kilometers on a full charge. Charging time for the vehicle from zero to full will take about 12hours and 48 minutes using the free 7-kW charger. This makes it ideal for those who will use it from home to the office. The all-electric Jaguar comes to the Philippines with a price tag of P7,590,000.
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