Land Rover has announced the introduction of a new 2WD option
Land Rover has announced the introduction of a new 2WD option in addition to the 4WD derivative for the new compact Land Rover Range Rover. This new 2WD Land Rover Range Rover will emit less than 130g/km co2 emissions making it the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever.
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director said “a Range Rover 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." This new addition will be on sale in 2011. By the end of 2010 Land Rover will be testing the first diesel hybrid prototype called the 'range_e' which is being developed using a Range Rover Sport platform. Tests of this vehicle will use the existing 3.0 litre TDV6 diesel engine featuring a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The goal is to achieve a range of 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. The first diesel hybrid will be available in 2012 and on the road in 2013.