Hybrid plans for Land Rover

Posted on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 , 10:12:37 byEmil

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Hybrid plans for Land Rover

People talk all the time about CO2 emission, reducing it. But the carmakers launch SUVs more and more. So, now Land Rover will show the whole world that the SUVs can be environmentally friendly.

`For Land Rover, as a leading manufacturer of authentic SUVs, it is appropriate for us to show some leadership` Phil Popham - Land Rover Managing Director told Automotive News Europe. `We will exceed the industry improvement targets [for CO2], and we will be talking about the potential to build a car in the future that will be seen as a leader in the SUV market`.

`When we reveal our concept, we will talk about the sorts of technology we will be using and the number of grams per kilometer we could get` said Popham.

`Hybrid is going to go across the [whole Land Rover] range` Popham affirmed. `If we apply it to something like the concept, we get the best CO2 results for the headlines. But the important thing is that this technology will apply to all of our vehicles and our fleet average will go down consistently`.