Sunday, December 12, 2010

Abu Dhabi International Motorshow : Range Rover Evoque

Striking new model from the Range Rover stable ... I was impressed by how good it looked at the recent Abu Dhabi International Motorshow. It did look a wee bit "soft" though especially compared to the macho LR4 which it stood alongside!

The Range Rover Evoque is a relatively compact luxury vehicle scheduled for production in 2011 from Land Rover. The production model was announced on July 1, 2010, and it is Land Rover’s first serious attempt at offering a vehicle designed to address the issue of climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.



The LRX (as the Evoque was formerly known) 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 and integrated starter generator as part of the stop-start system.

2 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

gorgeous! I love the chilie red!! LOL

Julian Si said...

Haha, exactly what the wife said :-)