Land Rover isn’t the sort of company that Greenpeace turns to when they’re looking to renew their car fleets but even so, the Brits have started making an effort on fuel economy lately.
Upon introducing the Range Rover TDV8 the off-road specialists have come up with the Range Rover Evoque.
The Evoque is far more appropriate for fuel economy figures than it’s bigger brother. This is because it’s lighter, has smaller engines and has a premiere for Range Rover.
For the first time in the company’s history the Range Rover Evoque is a model that can be ordered without permanent four wheel drive. This means less power train losses, less stress for the engine and at the end of the day it means there’s better fuel economy.
Early rumors suggested that Land Rover may kick things up a bit, the introduction of a hybrid powertrain was not unheard of.
The British however have cleared up that hot air and it seems that the newest Range Rover won’t be receiving this technology.
There is a number of reasons that one may find for doing this but Range Rover claims it’s because of the efficient nature of the Evoque, it won’t need help from a hybrid option.
A hybrid powertrain will however be put by Land Rover in all of the bigger models.