Land Rover confirmed that next year for the first time in the history of company they will offer a two-wheel-drive vehicle in form of a compact Range Rover. That’d be the new LRX, which before this was supposed to be badged as a Land Rover, but anyway, it’ll be light and efficient and will emit 130 g of Co2 in every Km. That is not interesting, what is interesting is that the recent spyshots revealed that the LRX looks almost the same as the concept model pictured above. Crikey!
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director said: “Land Rover has announced that the all-new compact Range Rover will be available in 2WD. This is good news for the company and for our customers. A 2WD option is just one way in which we are developing our vehicles efficiency whilst adding to the Land Rover range and expanding our customer base. We will continue to make the ‘world’s finest all-terrain vehicles’ for those customers who require 4WD but will also now offer an alternative to those that don’t.”
Land Rover and its sister company Jaguar which are owned by Indian TATA these days, are also working on new diesel-hybrid powertrains, to be launched in 2013. Range Rover is developing a prototype based on the current RR Sport, called the Range-e, which uses the same 3.0 liter diesel V6 as in the TDV6 models, but coupled to a sophisticated electric motor. The system is claimed to be capable of driving 20 miles using electric power only emitting less than 100 g/km of CO2 emissions and to achieve a top speed of around 120 mph.