Land Rover has been talking about going ‘green’ for sometime now. The British SUV company has already taken steps to reduce fuel-consumption and CO2 output of its vehicles by adding a start/stop system to the Freelander. It will later add the fuel-saving feature across its lineup.
It was announced earlier this year that the UK government gave Land Rover a grant of £27 million ($37.2 million USD) to start production of an all-new model based on the LRX Concept. At the time Land Rover said that the production LRX will introduce new powertrain options that will enable the implementation of Land Rover”s e-terrain technologies strategy to exceed a 20 percent improvement in CO2 emissions.
According to AutoExpress, the heads at Land Rover have now greenlighted a hybrid version of the LRX that features a drive system that can run on electric only, gasoline or a combination of the two.
Sources say that the LRX Hybrid is still two-years out.
– By: Mo Eladawy