Range Rover LRX to be offered with 2WD option
According to the latest information released by the Land Rover PRs, the British automaker is about to introduce the all-new three-door compact Range Rover LRX with a 2WD option. The small crossover ride is scheduled for market launch in 2011 and the newly-announced option will be offered in addition to the standard for all Land Rover vehicles 4WD system.
Engineered to top the chart as the smallest, lightest and most efficient vehicle ever created by Land Rover, the sporty urban crossover will estimate less than 130g/km of CO2.
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director shared: "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."
Furthermore, Land Rover will strengthen its efforts on three main areas of technology including vehicles weight reduction, parasitic losses reduction and efficiency increase.
The British carmaker also officially confirmed the rumors for a diesel hybrid ride, which will be available in 2012 and on the road in 2013. The diesel hybrid Land Rover is already in test level and its prototype is dubbed the "range_e". The experiment hybrid is based on the Range Rover Sport platform and utilizes the well-known 3.0-litres TDV6 diesel powerplant linked to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The main target of the future hybrid ride is to achieve a range of 20 miles using electricity while emitting less than 100 g/km of CO2 emissions and hitting a top speed of around 120mph.