Land Rover will skip the hybrid powertrain version of their new compact Evoque crossover and instead apply the new technology to their truck-based LR4, a company spokesman said.
“Our approach to Evoque is more viable for the company and customers because hybrid technology on a relatively small car would load the price and add weight. That technology is better suited to larger cars, probably from Discovery upwards,” said Land Rover’s John Edwards.
Land Rover is also expecting a majority of buyers to opt for four-wheel drive, due to the brand’s strong off-road heritage. The level of conquest buyers is also expected to be between 70 and 80 percent – and quite honestly, with a vehicle this good looking, we wouldn’t be surprised if this prediction came true.
[Source: Auto Express]