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The Range Rover Evoque SUV will become lighter as engineers at Jaguar Land Rover increase the amount of boron steel in the vehicle's structure.
The current Evoque weighs between 1,595kg and 1,715kg depending on the powertrain installed and body style. Emissions are 133g/km-199g/km, but as legislation tightens reducing vehicle weight will help bring these figures down further.
Jaguar Land Rover's senior manager for body structures, Simon Black said: “The Range Rover Evoque uses about 5% boron steel at this stage, this will be taken up to a figure of around 10%.”
The increase in boron steel forms part of the OEMs approach to improving vehicle efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. The firm is also improving aero efficiency and parasitic losses, reducing waste heat, and bringing down electrical energy consumption.