Saturday, February 2, 2008

Land Rover LRX Preview

Land Rover LRX

With the tide turning against all-road vehicles, Land Rover has recently been heavily plugging carbon sequestration. At the same time, bonds and hybrids are fast gaining popularity and the Land Rover LRX could meet this demand.

The three doors LRX is described as a cross-cut dramatically expands the scope of what Land Rover. Although 149 mm (5.9 in) shorter than the Freelander 2 / LR2 and 205 mm (8.1 in) lower LRX has been designed as a premium car, designed to attract new customers in the luxury sector and executive - those who want a lot of advantages of a 4x4 and the presence of a larger vehicle, but in a more compact.

His Land Rover many recognizable landmarks include designing bold new interpretations of the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof and strong "wheel-each-corner" position. The compact size is one of its greatest assets, will appeal to those who want the versatility of an agile 4x4 capability with the cachet of the Land Rover name. Furthermore, its reduced weight and reducing aerodynamic drag resulting from the smallest frontal surface yielding gains Important in fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.

The LRX is designed as a highly fuel-efficient, US Federal-specification, 2.0 litre turbo hybrid, capable of running on bio-diesel. In combination with other technologies Land Rover, this powertrain could reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% compared with other similar sized 4x4, and reduce emissions of about 120 g / km.

The concept Integrated Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) is particularly significant in terms of the Land Rover because it would allow the LRX use electric motors at low speed alone, while retaining the full (even improved) 4x4 capability in difficult conditions. Unlike the hybrid technology used by some 4x4 rivals, Land Rover retains unique solution for mechanical drive all four wheels.

The electric drive system is used to provide additional torque when the off-road, and like most hybrids can propel the car when on-road use for short distances. A stop-start system is built for road traffic.


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