The new Range Rover Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, Real Driving Emissions stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020.
All Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the first phase of the RDE testing procedure, which came into force in September last year. However, the new Range Rover Evoque (in D150 manual FWD trim), now complies with the even more rigorous second phase requirements, which states that the vehicle must emit 80 mg/km or less of NOx.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “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. Furthermore, independent groups, including AIR Index (Allow Independent Road-testing) and ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil- Club) are verifying that our diesels are some of the cleanest available.” So stick that up your pipes politicians, and smoke it!
New Range Rover Evoque is available to order now, priced from £31,600 OTR or £245 a month PCP, and can be configured at landrover.co.uk.