Land Rover, Peugeot and Saab shown new 4×4 vehicles at Detriot Show

Land Rover is nailing its colours to the eco-friendly mast with this LRX concept vehicle, shown at the Detroit Motor Show.

Shorter than a current Freelander and with a 2 litre biodiesel-electric hybrid providing the power, it claims to be able to reduce fuel consumption by 30% and cut emissions to 120g/km. It will run solely on electric power at lower speeds. Other green items include door inserts made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Van-based Peugeot Partner Tepee Outdoor isn’t 4wd but has raised suspension to give more ground clearance, special 215/5 R16 tyres and an under-body sump-guard to allow limited off-roading.

Engine choice includes 90hp and 110hp diesels and there are lots of storage lockers to hold stuff. Prices will be announced at the launch in June.

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Saab will be entering the 4×4 crossover market with this 9-4X, shown at this year’s Detroit Motor Show.

Engine will be a 2-litre 300hp Biopower unit capable of running on E85 bioethanol and managing a speedy 0-60mph time of just 7.9 seconds.

The all-wheel drive system will include an electronic limited-slip differential.

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