Range Rover Evoque alternatives

Latest model: Range Rover Evoque 2011
Range Rover Evoque 2011The Range Rover Evoque is a Compact crossover SUV from Land Rover which went into production in July 2011. The Evoque is designed to appeal to urban buyers and meet increased CO2 emissions and fuel economy requirements. A concept model known as the Land Rover LRX was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2008 with the aesthetics of the Evoque production model changing very little from the LRX concept. The Evoque has been received positively by the automotive press for retaining the upscale features and off road capabilities of the Range Rover brand in a smaller more city friendly package.

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The Evoque was developed from the LRX concept vehicle with the goal of producing a smaller more environmentally conscious vechicle. The size of the LRX complemented a wide array of efficiency improving technologies in the form of Land Rover’s e_Terrain technologies. These included 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.

The ERAD system could propel the LRX to speeds of up to 20 mph (32 km/h) before the engine was started by an integrated starter generator as part of the stop-start system. ERAD was designed to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 20 percent under the NEDC test cycle and was expected to offer another 10 percent reduction in extra-urban driving situations while also optimising the off-road ability of the vehicle. Land Rover aimed to achieve 120 g/km CO2 emissions and fuel economy of 60 mpg-imp (4.7 L/100 km; 50 mpg-US) on the European combined cycle with an efficient 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine. The engine would become the only four-cylinder vehicle in the Range Rover lineup.