News New Range Rover Evoque Meets RDE2 Engine Standard
The New Range Rover Evoque has achieved an RDE2-compliant engine – the first in its class to do so.
Added: 01 May 2019
The new Evoque is designed with awe-inspiring detail, so it’s no surprise that the enhanced technology has passed the Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standards. Meeting the standards of the RDE2 means drivers can avoid the 4% benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax surcharge which is normally added to diesel company cars. Without the RDE2 compliancy, drivers choosing the Evoque as a company vehicle would have to pay a higher BIK bill. As well as reducing costs, achieving these standards also benefits pollution levels.
The new model is packed with eye catching design features such as, flush deployable door handles and matrix LED headlights which are perfectly complimented by the new air intakes.
The D150 manual, front-wheel drive Range Rover Evoque features cutting-edge technology which enables the engine and exhaust to pass the strict emissions test. Along with certain Jaguar XF and XE models, the Evoque is the most recent Jaguar Land Rover model to join the line-up.
The standard of technology is demonstrated throughout the Evoque’s interior too. With seamless entertainment systems, enhanced safety features and more sustainable materials, the Evoque is unrivalled in its class – further demonstrated by achieving the RDE2 emissions certificate.
With all new cars being required to meet these standards from January 2020, Jaguar Land Rover have achieved the RDE2 emissions standard by incorporating a low-friction engine design, along with efficient diesel particulate filters and the use of AdBlue. NOx is reduced by using AdBlue to convert NOx to nitrogen and water. The technologies used also minimised NOx emissions during warm-up. Finally, the efficient diesel particulate filters stop 99.9% of soot from passing through the after-treatment system as the exhaust gas passes through.
“Meeting the standards for this certification almost two years ahead of schedule is a real achievement and a result of collaboration within our engineering team to develop advanced engine and exhaust technologies.”
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering
Jaguar Land Rover
Since 2010, the low-friction engine design has been reducing real-world driving NOx emissions by 90%. By incorporating this engine design in the new Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar Land Rover have achieved vast progress, with the Evoque being the first premium compact SUV to meet these standards.
Other rigorous testing such as the Euro NCAP safety standards, are further identification that Jaguar Land Rover is excelling in their designs. The new Range Rover Evoque has been awarded a five-star rating – the maximum award available and the highest ratings of any Jaguar Land Rover thus far, demonstrating the progress being made by the manufacturer.
The new Range Rover Evoque is now available at Harwoods. Contact your local Harwoods Land Rover dealership today to book a test drive.
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