Secret Land Rover Concept to be unveiled in Frankfurt: Sport Coupe ?
It seems that Frankfurt’s didn’t end. Land Rover will unveil a new Concept Car today. As you can see from the image the company released is about a two-door SUV, and if it is to believe the Land Rover’s Frankfurt media kit is about a concept in which the company will unveil a new technology that will cut CO2 emissions.
The intelligent stop/start system, which will be fitted as standard on all diesel manual Freelander models, will help to cut CO2 emissions by over 7% from 194 g/km to 179 g/km. It will deliver a 10% improvement to fuel economy which equates, in a combined cycle (NEDC), to 41.5 mpg (6.8/100 km).
The stop/start system will be installed on all manual diesel Freelanders sold across the world, saving around 10m tonnes of CO2 a year.
The system turns off the engine when the vehicle is stationary and automatically restarts it when the driver is ready to move off. This prevents the engine from unnecessary idling, eliminates wasting fuel and cuts carbon dioxide emissions. Failsafe systems are built in to prevent usage when the battery power is low, during cold start conditions and when air conditioning levels need to be maintained.
The first vehicles to benefit from the stop/start system will be produced in early 2009.