Evoque will not have a hybrid system, in spite of the LRX concept featuring electrically driven rear wheels as part of an ultra green 4x4 set-up.JLR has ruled out that the Range Rover
The hybrid technology will instead be featuring in JLR’s forthcoming Discovery and Range Rover's, John Edwards, Land River’s global brand executive said in a statement.
He claimed that the front-wheel-drive Evoque with a 2.2 litre TD4 will emit less than 130g/km and return over 50mpg combined, matching earlier LRX hybrid targets.
Edwards said: “Our approach to Evoque is more viable for the company and customers because hybrid technology on a relatively small car would load the price and add weight. That technology is better suited to larger cars, probably from Discovery upwards. Our engineers have done a great job reducing weight on Evoque.