The next generation of Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque will only offer 100% electrified engines: hybrid and 100% electric.
A few days ago, Land Rover announced its electric ambitions, estimating that by 2030 around 60% of its sales will be electric, 10% plug-in hybrids and 30% standard or mild hybrids.
To achieve this, the British SUV brand will offer, for the next generation of Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, a range of only electrified engines, that is to say hybrids or 100% electric.
Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque: new modular platforms
All future models of the Coventry firm will be based on two platforms: the MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture), which can accommodate mixed engines, and the EMA (Electrified Modular Architecture), dedicated to electrified vehicles.
The EMA platform will launch in 2024, and Land Rover has already confirmed that it will be used on the next Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport. The EMA platform makes it possible to conceal the battery of the models under the floor, and to offer a simple structure and a flat floor to maximize space on board.
About the MLA platform, it should not be launched before 2022, and is presented by Land Rover as being a flexible architecture, that is to say that it can be powered by thermal, hybrid or 100% electric engines. Models such as the new generation of Range Rover or Range Rover Sport will be based on this platform.
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