Range Rover Evoque
[The Range Rover Evoque is a compact hatchback in production since 2011 from Land Rover. The production model was announced on July 1, 2010, and it designed to address the requirement for reduced CO2 emissions. A near production concept of the crossover SUV was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show as the Land Rover LRX in January 2008, and production began in 2011.
The LRX is the most compact Land Rover to date. Its size complements a wide array of efficiency improving technologies in the form of Land Rover’s e_Terrain technologies. These include biofuel compatibility, lightweight construction materials and technologies such as the removable carbon composite roof panels, regenerative brakes, a stop-start system, and the ERAD (electric rear axle drive) parallel hybrid powertrain system. ERAD encompasses the incorporation of an electric motor into the rear axle of the vehicle. It will propel the LRX to speeds of up to 20 mph (32 km/h) before the engine is ignited by an integrated starter generator as part of the stop-start system. ERAD is designed to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 20 percent under the NEDC test cycle but is expected to offer another 10 percent reduction in extra-urban driving situations. The system has been designed to also optimise the off-road ability of the vehicle. Land Rover aims to achieve 120 g/km CO2 emissions and fuel economy of 60 mpg-imp (4.7 L/100 km; 50 mpg-US) on the European combined cycle. Achieving this is an efficient 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine. It is the only four-cylinder vehicle in the Range Rover lineup.
The LRX also boasts the latest incarnation of Land Rover’s acclaimed Terrain Response system offering a range of new and existing modes. These include general driving; grass/gravel/snow; sand; and new to the LRX are sports and eco modes.
Typical Land Rover design traits designed to improve off-road performance and practicality include the command driving position, hill descent control and good approach and departure angles. A Land Rover first is the air intake being integrated into the roof to offer exceptional wading capabilities. The Range Rover DNA is visually apparent in the form of the clamshell bonnet, the [floating] roof, the dual-pocket headlamps, and, borrowed from the Range Rover Sport, the raked roofline]. – Wikipedia
Richard Else, Plant Manager of Halewood Operations and George Lamb attend the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque at Halewood Operations at Jaguar Land Rover on July 4, 2011 in Liverpool, England. The Range Rover Evoque started production on July 4th at Halewood Operations. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Range Rover)
Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, Carl-Peter Forster, Group CEO and MD of Tata Motors, and Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors attend the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque at Halewood Operations at Jaguar Land Rover on July 4, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Range Rover)
Members of staff of Halewood Operations attend the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque at Jaguar Land Rover on July 4, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Range Rover)
The Range Rover Evoque is revealed at the two-day media preview event for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)