The Indian market will see the introduction of one or more plug-in hybrid models from Jaguar Land Rover, before the end of 2019
- Currently, Land Rover sells two plug-in hybrid vehicles globally.
- First battery-powered fully electric JLR vehicle to come to India in 2020 will be the Jaguar I-PACE.
- It remains to be seen if it launches both PHEV SUVs together or one first and another later.
- Luxury carmakers like Lexus and Volvo already offer plug-in hybrid vehicles in India.
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its future ‘electric’ plans for India. The British carmaker is looking to introduce hybrid vehicles in Land Rover India’s portfolio by the end of 2019. This move is in line with JLR’s plans of having an electrified version of all models in the portfolio globally, by 2020.
Currently, Land Rover has two vehicles in its global portfolio that have plug-in hybrid capabilities – the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. It will in all probability be one of these or both these SUVs which JLR will launch in India by the end of 2019. Both the SUVs are capable of running on pure electric power for only 48km (approx).
In the UK, Range Rover’s base-spec Vogue variant is priced at Rs 75.18 lakh (converted, approx amount). In India, the same variant is priced at Rs 1.8 crore (ex-showroom). The plug-in hybrid variant of the car, meanwhile, is priced at Rs 80.25 lakh (approx) in the UK, before any optional extras. So we can expect the same model to be available in India in the Rs 1.9-2.0 crore price bracket. However, the exact prices will also depend upon which variant of the SUV Land Rover offers in India.
In 2020, JLR will introduce its first fully electric vehicle in India and it is confirmed that it will be the I-Pace. You can read more about that here. Also, would a plug-in hybrid Land Rover interest you? And which model from Land Rover would you most like to see a plug-in hybrid of? Let us know in the comments below.