Range Rover Evoque is the first compact SUV to comply with new RDE2 tests

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The new Range Rover Evoque is the first luxury compact SUV to pass the upcoming stringent new NOx emissions targets, Real Driving Emissions stage 2 (RDE2). The new rule will be applicable from for new models from January 2020 according to official legislative. Incidentally, all Jaguar and Land Rover models already comply with first phase of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing procedure that came into effect from September 2018. Nonetheless, Range Rover Evoque in D150 Manual Front Wheel Drive (FWD) trim complies with even more stringent RDE2.

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Range Rover Evoque D150 Manual Front Wheel Drive (FWD) comes with 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder that offers 147hp (150 PS). To comply with latest emission regulations, Range Rover Evoque must emit 80mg/km of NOx. The vehicle in question does exactly that before new regulation kicks in which is coming in a year time. Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover said that new Evoque uses a low-friction engine design which has reduced real-world driving NOx emissions by 90% since 2010. It also shows vats progress made by Jaguar Land Rover.

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He further added that independent groups such as AIR Index (Allow Independent Road-testing) and ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) are verifying that their diesel engine is cleanest. The low-friction engine design consists of AdBlue and the particulate filters that trap 99.9 percent of soot. Hence, it makes new Range Rover Evoque D150 comparable to petrol powered SUV that still offers better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Evoque also features new Active Vanes remain closed during initial warmup but also when cooling is not required.

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