Bookings for the Land Rover Defender Plug-In Hybrid variant have begun in India. The first Plug-In Hybrid vehicle from the brand in the country, the Defender P400 will be available only in the 110 body-style, with deliveries set to commence in Q1 of FY2021-22. The model will be offered in four variants including, SE, HSE, X-Dynamic HSE, and X.
Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “We are extremely proud to introduce our first Plug-In Hybrid, the new Defender P400e in India, a vehicle that perfectly balances performance with efficiency, while retaining Land Rover’s legendary off-road capability. This also reaffirms our commitment to the introduction of electrified vehicles across the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio, after we had opened bookings for Jaguar I-Pace in November 2020.”
Powering the Land Rover Defender Plug-In Hybrid will be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 105-kW electric motor, producing a combined power output of 398bhp and 640 Nm of torque. This helps the model to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 5.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 209 kmph. The New Defender P400e has a 19.2 kWh battery, which can be charged at home or office using a 15A socket or a 7.4 kW AC wall box charger, supplied complimentary with the vehicle.