Land Rover LRX 2WD and Diesel Hybrid Options

By B. Roberts

Land Rover has announced that the new compact Land Rover LRX will launch a two-wheel drive (2WD) and a diesel hybrid option.

The two-wheel drive edition of the Land Rover LRX is due to enter production next year. Land Rover Managing Director, Phil Popham, said: “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."

The announcement of an additional diesel hybrid model is part of significant developments for the Land Rover range. The first diesel hybrid prototype, named the ‘Range_E’, is being developed using the Range Rover Sport platform. The diesel hybrid will use the existing 3.0 litre TDV6 diesel engine with an electric motor. Tests will aim to achieve a range of 20 miles using electric power and a top speed of around 120mph.The first diesel hybrid will be on the road in 2013.

Land Rover has over 60 years of experience developing supremely capable vehicles with pioneering technology, selling the sought after vehicles in over 160 countries.

By B. Roberts