Land Rover LRX hybrid gets green light

The now Indian owned off road specialists, Land Rover, have decided to put their hybrid LRX concept car into production. What was interesting about the original vehicle is that Land Rover is not the type of manufacturer that tends to come out with concept vehicles, so it was nice to see that when they did, it will become an actual road going model.

The all new Hybrid LRX is set to debut sometime in the next two years. The gas/electric Rover will feature a drive unit that can run exclusively on battery power giving it the capabilities of an Electric Vehicle; and can also run on gasoline only or a combination of the two. It is also quite likely that the Hybrid LRX will receive some form of the futuristic looking Land-E concept car ’s electric drive rear axle. The unit works much like BMW’s advanced rear ends that replace the traditional gear or clutch driven limited slip differentials in favor of a set of electromagnets that can send electric power to the front axle, alter the inner and outer wheel torque electronically all in the search of traction.

It will be about two years before there are any hybrid LRXs cruising down the highway or traversing mountain passes, but until then Land Rover has pledged to bring down CO2 emissions from their vehicles. So in an attempt for the green oval to be a little greener, Land Rover will include stop-start technology and brake energy regeneration systems into all their models in the near future.

Source: AutoExpress

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Well, this LRX hybrid is one of the best hybrid cars that I saw, and I can say that it is one of the best cars that Land Rover had. So, keep it up! smiley

This Land Rover LRX Hybrid is so interesting and awesome. I love the exterior design of this LRX it is quite impressive, and the front light is so cool.

Land Rover LRX is really had the impressive in look, and also loves the fact that it is a Hybrid one. I bet that this LRX is so expensive, the looks give the impression of a luxury car.

Land Rover didn’t really want their concept go to waste, they always want to make sure that their concept will become an actual road model. That’s what I truly like about them.

Well it is really a great news that they decided already to put this awesome car on production. I bet that the buyers of this LRX are now so excited about this.

Impressive platform indeed! Well, this LRX hybrid is one of the best hybrid car that I saw, and I can say that it is one of the best cars that Land Rover had. So, keep it up! smiley

Land Rover didn’t really want their concept to go to waste they always want to make sure that their concept will become an actual road model, that’s what I like about them.

This Land Rover LRX Hybrid is so interesting and awesome. I love the exterior design of this LRX it is quite impressive and the front light is so cool.

Why does Land Rover have to dilute the Range Rover name on this Freelander/LR2 class vehicle. The Range Rover Sport was pushing it but come on now, 3 Range Rovers in the Land Rover line-up? There are plenty of names out there.

The Range Rover LRX is about the same length as the LR2 but the RR LRX will be positioned much higher up in the Land Rover product range and probably priced around the same as the new LR4. Land Rover has said that there will be a lot of customization options for the interior. As far as off-road capability, it is still a Land Rover and there might be a few new 4wd surprises that were not shown on the LRX Concept. On-road handling is also expected to be excellent. Various reports have also said the RR LRX will be available as a two door and a four door.
I hope they keep the split tailgate that was on the concept.

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