Land Rover has put electrification at the heart of the new Range Rover Evoque. Hybrid-electric powertrains have been introduced to the Evoque family for the first time designed to deliver greater efficiency, performance and refinement in all conditions
- Jaguar Land Rover certified as Carbon Neutral for UK manufacturing and product development, including the impact of the new Range Rover Evoque
- New Evoque is designed to be electrified: mild-hybrid model available from today with a plug-in hybrid version due within 12 months
- Efficient new 48V mild-hybrid powertrain is designed for urban driving, reducing emissions and improving fuel economy with no charging required
- Land Rover’s commitment to sustainability is evident in range of innovative new textiles, which offer the customer sumptuous alternatives to leather
- Up to 33kg of natural and recycled material is used in every Range Rover Evoque
- New SUV Premium Transverse Architecture enables electrification as well as more space
- Available to order now: New Range Rover Evoque priced from £31,600 in the UK
Jaguar Land Rover has focused on reducing the environmental impact of vehicles and operations. This has included reducing the CO2 it takes to build each car by 46% versus 2007 levels and the purchase of zero carbon electricity for all UK operations. As a result, Jaguar Land Rover has now worked with the Carbon Trust to certify as Carbon Neutral, the UK manufacturing and production development sites, from April 2017 to March 2018. This includes the manufacture and development of the new Range Rover Evoque.
Built on Land Rover’s new mixed-metal Premium Transverse Architecture, Evoque fuses efficient Ingenium diesel or petrol powertrains, hybrid-electric power and sumptuous, sustainable materials. Up to 33kg of natural and recycled material is used in each Evoque to minimise environmental impact. The recycled materials are taken from a mixture of post-consumer or post-industrial sources within the supply chain.
Land Rover’s drive for sustainability is further reflected in its move towards a wider choice of responsibly-sourced interior materials that retain the Range Rover Evoque’s trademark luxurious feel. Featuring ground-breaking textiles and trim finishes, two new seat options are on offer.
Customers can choose seats upholstered in a premium alternative to leather developed by Danish textile experts, Kvadrat – a high-quality material that combines a durable wool blend paired with a technical Dinamica® suedecloth, made from 53 recycled plastic bottles per vehicle*.
In addition, customers will have the option of a new Eucalyptus textile produced from natural fibres that when grown, uses significantly less water than traditional materials and features alongside a new lightweight performance material not derived from animals. Each option has a sumptuous feel and unique design, offering a truly premium alternative to leather.
The way we make our vehicles and the materials that go into them is of vital importance to everyone at Jaguar Land Rover. The use of recycled and natural materials in the new Evoque along with the addition of hybrid powertrains not only enhances its appeal but also underpins our approach to sustainable luxury.
Responsible Business Director, Jaguar Land Rover
The new Evoque will be available from launch with a 48-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle powertrain that harvests energy normally lost during deceleration and stores it in the underfloor battery. At speeds below 17km/h (11mph), while under braking, the engine will shut off to minimise emissions. This technology combines to reduce fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions, now as low as 50.4mpg (5.6l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 149g/km (NEDC Equivalent)**.
Electrification is central to future mobility solutions and mild hybrids are the first step on this path. An MHEV need never be charged and delivers real-world fuel consumption reductions that benefit almost all Evoque buyers. And for those customers that want silent Range Rover refinement, a plug-in hybrid model will be available within 12 months.
Land Rover Hybrid System Integration Manager
When the driver accelerates, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine under acceleration, reducing fuel consumption and making the new Evoque an ideal SUV for driving in congested, stop-start city traffic. This mild hybrid powertrain will be joined by a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model in 2019.
Customers can also choose between six Ingenium four-cylinder powertrains, with three petrol and diesel variants, respectively. The most efficient of these is the 150PS diesel (FWD) with emissions of 143g/km (NEDC Equivalent) and 5.4l/100km (52.3mpg) while, at the other end of the performance scale, there is a 300PS AWD petrol model with 400Nm of torque, emissions of 186g/km (NEDC Equivalent) and 8.1l/100km (34.4mpg).
* 53 plastic bottles based on a 0.5cl bottle
** Official NEDC Equivalent (NEDCeq) Fuel Consumption for the Range Rover Evoque range in mpg (l/100km): Combined 5.4 – 8.1l/100km (52.3 – 34.9mpg). CO2 Emissions 143 – 186g/km. The figures provided are NEDCeq calculated from official manufacturer's WLTP tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO2 and fuel economy figures may vary according to wheel fitment and optional extras fitted.