Editors’ Recommendations The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Land Rover has revealed its 2019 Range Rover lineup in full, including specs for its first plug-in hybrid model, the P400e. Other highlights for the new model year include a real-time wade depth monitor and more driver assistance features.A hybridized Land Rover may seem odd, but electric assistance is coming to every Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle by the end of 2020, so we’d better get used to the idea. Furthermore, e-boost comes in quite handy off-road — where Land Rovers have always excelled. Based on this author’s experience (I had a chance to pilot the P400e both on- and off-road late last year), hybrid tech improves the Range Rover’s premium driving dynamics and performance by a noticeable degree. The bump in efficiency doesn’t hurt either.To quickly recap the spec sheet: the P400e mates a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (rated at 296 horsepower) with an electric motor for a combined 398 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. The Range Rover’s permanent four-wheel drive system works with an eight-speed automatic transmission to shuttle the P400e to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 137 mph. A 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides juice to the electric motor and can recharge in 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 220V outlet. At full capacity, the P400e can travel 31 miles on electric power alone. 1 of 10 Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends Next A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Previous Another neat trick of the P400e is its Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) system, which gauges the most efficient blend of gas and electric power based on a chosen destination (input via the navigation). Like other plug-in hybrids, the P400e also has a “Save” mode to maintain the SUV’s battery charge for later use. For example, if you want to use only gas or hybrid power on the highway and electricity in the city, you can control your usage accordingly.All 2019 model Range Rovers will also inherit Land Rover’s Wade Sensing system, which displays real-time wading depth via the digital driver monitor and infotainment. Adaptive cruise control with steering assist is also part of the driver assistance suite for 2019.The final bit of Range Rover news is the addition of a flagship model dubbed the SVAutobiography LWB (long wheelbase). With the most room and nicest amenities of the Range Rover fleet, the SVA LWB commands the highest premium ($207,900 to start). At the other side of the spectrum, the entry-level Range Rover costs $88,860. The new P400e slots in between at $95,150. All 2019 model year Range Rovers will arrive at dealers later this year. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now
Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has said that he would like to collaborate with budding choreographers Awez Darbar and Zaid Darbar for his upcoming film. Bhansali was interacting with the media at Awez, Zaid and Tejal Pimpley’s dance studio launch named ‘B You Academy’ on Wednesday in Mumbai. When asked, whether he would like to collaborate with Awez and Zaid for a film, Bhansali said: “Definitely, He (Awez) dances really well. I have seen his videos, so, I feel he has a quality to become choreograph for a film”. Awez and Zaid are sons of music composer Ismail Darbar with whom Bhansali has collaborated for several films in the past. Recalling his memories, Bhansali said: “Ismail and I are really good friends. I know him since last 20 years. We did a film called ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ together and that time, Awez (Darbar) was 6-7 years old. He used to teach me dance on the sets of the movie”. Adding further, Bhansali said: “I have seen Awez and Zaid growing up since their childhood. I have seen their journey and today, they have opened up their dance school. So, it’s very proud moment for me and Ismail bhai. I really wish Zaid, Awez and Tejal all the best from my heart”. “It’s a lot of hard work and they have a lot of talent. I feel if Awez choreographs a film it would really be big thing for him,” he added. Bhansali’s last film ‘Padmaavat’ featured Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.