Land Rover Range_e announced for Geneva debut

Land Rover Range_e prototype - 16.2.2011
Land Rover Range_e prototype - 16.2.2011

Based on the Range Rover Sport

Land Rover has announced plans to introduce the Range_e prototype at the Geneva Motor Show.

While details are limited, the sport-ute has a 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine, a small electric motor, and plug-in hybrid technology. Thanks to this setup, the Range_e can travel up to 32 km (20 miles) on electricity alone before the diesel engine activates to increase the range an additional 1,080 km (671 miles). Furthermore, the prototype can hit a top speed of 193 km/h (120 miles) while emitting 89 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Additional information will be released on March 1st, so stay tuned for full coverage.

Source: Land Rover


Electric 'Range_e': Land Rover's electric plug in development vehicle showcasing diesel hybrid plug-in technology capable of 89 g/km CO2.

• The new Range Rover Evoque: Coupé and 5-Door with customer personalisation options to be shown for the first time.

• The new Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition: Land Rover's new limited edition Range Rover - the most luxurious ever.

• The 2011 Discovery 4 Limited Editions with Black and White theme:
new variants bringing a fresh, more contemporary sense of design to the latest Discovery 4 line-up.

Gaydon, Warwickshire, February 16, 2011 - Land Rover's stand at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will establish this year as one of the most exciting in the brand's history. Hybrid technology showcase, the new Range Rover Evoque with both coupé and 5-Door derivatives, and two exciting Limited Editions complete the line-up.

Making its motor show debut is the 'Range_e'; Land Rover's diesel hybrid plug-in prototype. The technology-packed 'Range_e' is one of several working prototypes currently being developed at Land Rover's design and engineering centre in the UK.

'Range-e' is based on a Range Rover Sport and features a 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Matched with a plug-in parallel diesel hybrid system it offers a premium SUV that can run as a pure electric vehicle.

The 'Range_e' is the first capable 4WD model from Land Rover to achieve 89g of CO2. It has an EV range of 32km, a top speed of around 193kph...and a range of 1112km.
Taking centre stage will be the new Range Rover Evoque with both coupé and 5-Door derivatives. On press day (1 March 2011) Land Rover will be announcing full European pricing and will be showing a range of exciting options available, giving Range Rover Evoque customers the opportunity to create a vehicle that is truly tailored to them.

The choices range from designer exterior packs, contrasting colours on the roof and spoilers, immaculately-trimmed designer interiors, and a range of desirable technologies to maximise comfort and enjoyment on board. Rather than using a traditional trim hierarchy, the Range Rover Evoque gives customers the choice of three design themes: the cool and contemporary ‘Pure', the luxurious ‘Prestige', and the bold and sporting ‘Dynamic'.

Customers can further tailor these themes with different designer interiors, option packs, standalone and accessory items, providing even more freedom to specify the car of their choice.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director said: "Customers like to make their own unique statement with a vehicle and we have provided individuals with lots of opportunity to personalise their new Range Rover Evoque, whilst maintaining the essence of the design."

Owners can also choose from a very broad selection of official Range Rover accessories. The accessory range includes exterior and interior styling, together with a comprehensive choice of practical loading and towing items.

Also debuting at the Show are two Limited Editions. The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition is the most luxurious Range Rover ever. With unrivalled levels of luxury for both driver and passenger, the Range Rover Ultimate Edition offers an assortment of super-premium features including hand crafted soft feel leathers; a yacht inspired teak floor and rear cabin iPads* as standard.

The 2011 Discovery 4 Limited Editions with Black and White theme are new variants bringing a fresh, more contemporary sense of design to the latest Discovery 4 line-up. Both the Black and White model variants offer levels of luxury not seen before of a Discovery 4, blending high-end interiors with bold, contemporary colour schemes. In keeping with the core appeal of the Discovery 4, both of these Limited Editions offer on-road refinement to match most executive saloons, the versatility of a large people carrier and unrivalled off-road capability.

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Comments (4)

GTurbo GTurbo
Toyota's and Nissan's e-revolution is keeping all car firms in line including Old Skool Range Rover. Those figures need to be commercially verified! The Evoque is quite a Concept and production material.
Feb 21st, 2011 2:43am
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samintosh samintosh
I can't believe a brand like this, is actually still around!
Feb 17th, 2011 9:30am
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wcfuser14369 wcfuser14369
Thtose are very good figures. The Sport ways something like 2700kgs too I recall. What are they going to be able to manage with the 2.2 diesel and hybrid system in an Evoque (if it will fit)?
Feb 16th, 2011 8:41pm
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dom6698 dom6698
I think around 2535 kilos. Sounds like a very good car - except I doubt that @193kph the emissions are 89g!
Feb 17th, 2011 3:16am
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