The Range Rover Sport based Range_e plug-in diesel-hybrid has been in development for some time, but you might not know it. Compared to other vehicles on the Land Rover roster such as the Range Rover Evoque and the DC100 concept, you can safely say Land Rover hasn't been heavily pushing the Range_e prototype in the media. Despite this, the Range_e has been getting more notice from the industry and industry watchers alike.
Euro NCAP recently tested the 2012 Range Rover Evoque 2.2-liter diesel five-door and awarded the Evoque with a five-star overall safety rating (out of a five stars total). The Evoque also scored 86% in the adult occupant tests, 75% in child occupant tests, 41% in pedestrian safety tests, and 86% on the 'safety assist' portion of the review.
Late last week, Land Rover launched its 2012 Go Beyond Bursary. The Bursary is run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), which is one of Land Rovers's Global Humanitarian and Conservation Partners. The Bursary offers funding and the use of a Defender 110 to a team that "want[s] to take a journey beyond their limits and boundaries."
The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is all new for the 2012 model year. As for MSRP, the Evoque is Land Rover's least expensive, smallest, and lightest Range Rover to date. Introductory 2012 Range Rover Evoque prices range from $44,000.00 for an entry-level Pure to $63,000.00 for a fully loaded Coupe Dynamic.
RoverGuide reader Shihab Huq was kind enough to send us some excellent photos of the DC100 and DC100 Sport from the Los Angeles Auto Show. It was at the LA Auto Show on November 16th that the concepts made their North American debut. At the show, two important pieces of information were conveyed by John Edwards, Global Brand Director at Land Rover, about the DC100.