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Land Rover Unveils New Compact Range Rover Evoque; Sub-130g/km CO2

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The Range Rover Evoque. Click to enlarge.

Land Rover unveiled the new compact Range Rover Evoque at a 40th birthday celebration of brand. The all-new coupé will join the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport line-up in the summer of 2011. It will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. Customers have a choice of both a 4WD and a 2WD version, with sub-130g/km CO2 emissions.

The Evoque, which is derived from the LRX concept car shown in 2008 (earlier post), will be sold in more than 160 countries.

The LRX was conceived as a highly fuel-efficient, 2.0-liter, turbodiesel hybrid that meets US emissions standards and is capable of running on biodiesel. In combination with other Land Rover technologies, this powertrain could reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30% compared with other SUVs of comparable size, and reduce emissions to approximately 120 g/km.

In 2008 we introduced the LRX concept car: after a positive reception worldwide, the natural step for the business was to turn the LRX concept car into reality. Tonight we wanted to show the world that we have stayed true to our word and delivered a car that completely represents the spirit of the LRX concept.

—Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director

The Range Rover Evoque will make its global public debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September and will go on sale from next summer.

Comments

HarveyD

This is a huge step forward by Land Rover. Many mid-size cars on the road can't do as well.

Reel$$

The public is only interested in MPG or equivalent AER and real pollutant emissions. CO2 g/km falls on deaf ears...

SJC

It is another metric and perhaps the "deaf ears" will learn to hear over time.

Peter_XX

In Europe several countries have tax incentives based on CO2 emissions. Money talks... and people listen.

Another issus is how many really need a SUV. You could, for example, get a BMW 320d Efficient Edition that has fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100 km and 109 g/km of CO2. It does not need a hybrid system to achive this.

luis

hybrid dont do noise when go electric ,the fuel cars yes people forget the noise is a big problem in cities

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