‘Most fuel-efficient’ Range Rover green car announced

Land Rover has announced details of its most fuel-efficient Range Rover to date.

The Evoque green car is set to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show – which begins on September 30th – and offers CO2 emissions sub 130 g/km, as well as a fuel economy of 58 mpg on the combined cycle.

Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover, said the new vehicle should suit the modern needs of customers.

He added: "The Range Rover Evoque will appeal to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover before."

Consumers who have a desire to improve their carbon footprint might be interested to note that the green car has a front-wheel drive addition in order to ensure optimum efficiency is achieved, while there are low CO2 systems, such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering.

The model also has original design traits of Land Rover's LRX concept car and the manufacturer noted that it has done this without compromising "values of luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability".

Design director at the company Gerry McGovern pointed out that the motor has a powerful and athletic stance thanks to the rising beltline and "muscular shoulder" running the length of the green car.

Those who are thinking of purchasing the vehicle with a view to taking it off-road now and again may be pleased to note that the brand stated that it has a generous ground clearance and a "significantly better" breakover, approach and departure angles than other SUVs.

Moreover, there was a political focus on Land Rover's eco-friendly ability last month when business secretary Vince Cable visited the company's headquarters to hear about its plans for environmental innovation.

These included the ways in which it will spend the £800 million set aside for establishing technology that will improve tailpipe CO2 emissions.

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