Land Rover’s smallest premium SUV, the Range Rover Evoque, offers contemporary luxury and style in a compact luxury crossover SUV.
The new luxury Range Rover Evoque boasts an array of tested and proven features both old and new.
Here is a look at some of the outstanding features in the Evoque portfolio:
The Evoque’s bold exterior features interpretations of classic Range Rover design cues, including the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof and the solid ‘wheel-at-each-corner’ stance.
The Range Rover Evoque comes with LED-adaptive headlamps providing a jewel-like quality to the slim front and rear lamps with their LED signature lighting and tapering blade indicator clusters.
Available in coupé, five-door and convertible body styles, Evoque’s bold and progressive design reaffirms its class-leading status.
The Range Rover Evoque also offers five trim levels including Pure, SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography.
Advanced powertrain and chassis technology
A choice of three compact, lightweight and low-emission four-cylinder Ingenium engines are available for the 2018 model year Evoque.
One petrol engine, in two outputs, and two diesel, in three outputs, complete the new powertrain line-up.
Designed to appeal to urban buyers, the Evoque also meets the requirements for lower CO2 emissions and fuel economy.
All five derivatives meet stringent EU6 emissions regulations.
The full engine line-up is detailed in the table below:
|Engine||Capacity||Power (PS)||Torque (Nm)||CO2 (g/km)*|
|Ingenium Petrol: Si4 240||2.0-litre||240||365||165|
|Ingenium Petrol: Si4 290||2.0-litre||290||400||173|
|Ingenium Diesel: Td4 150||2.0-litre||150||380||129 / 134|
|Ingenium Diesel: Td4 180||2.0-litre||180||430||129 / 134|
|Ingenium Diesel: Sd4 240||2.0-litre||240||500||153|
Peerless off-road capability
The Range Rover Evoque has always been as outstanding to drive off-road as on it, with class-leading approach (25 degrees), breakover (22 degrees), and departure (33 degrees) angles (all standard body kit), a wading depth of 500mm, and a suite of advanced all-terrain technologies.
Whatever the weather, Evoque continues to deliver the all-terrain capability hallmark of the Land Rover brand, making use of a unique suite of technologies to maximise performance and safety in challenging on- and off-road conditions.
The primary technology is Terrain Response, which adapts the responses of the vehicle’s engine, gearbox, centre coupling and braking/stability systems to match the demands of the terrain, optimising driveability, and comfort as well as maximising traction.
The Range Rover Evoque has four Terrain Response settings, selected via a control on the centre console: General Driving (on-road and easy off-road); Grass/Gravel/Snow (slippery conditions, on- and off-road); Mud and Ruts; and Sand.
An additional Dynamic setting is available for cars specified with Adaptive Dynamics.
All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) enhances Evoque’s highly-accomplished four-wheel-drive chassis with signature Terrain Response® technology.
And in off-road situations when roads are flooded every Evoque can wade through water to a depth of 500mm, thanks to Wade Sensing an invaluable benefit.
Advanced Touch Pro infotainment system
The Evoque comes with a suite of advanced infotainment and driver-assistance systems that keep Evoque at the cutting-edge of technological innovation.
With the collaboration of your smartphone and vehicle you are provided with a wealth of information that will keep you well informed and entertained.
InControl Apps helps link your smartphone seamlessly to the system, allowing you to control compatible apps via the Touchscreen, whilst the Meridian™ Sound System plays your music.
And with the 10” Touchscreen’s Navigation Pro system and optional Dual View, the way ahead can be displayed as your front seat passenger watches a DVD.
Evoque Convertible – the world’s only luxury compact SUV Convertible
One of the main attractions positioned at the pinnacle of the Evoque portfolio is the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.
The Evoque convertible also carries the official label of the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible and the first ever convertible production Range Rover.
This latest Range Rover evolution further broadens the desirability of the Evoque family, taking the Land Rover brand to a new audience looking for a unique combination of roof-down luxury and refinement.
Land Rover’s design and engineering teams carefully evaluated all possible convertible roof systems before opting for a sophisticated Z-fold fabric roof from Webasto.
Featuring tension bow architecture to complement Evoque’s crisply defined proportions, a flush-fitting heated glass rear window complements the luxurious acoustic insulation for maximum refinement.
Pressing the concealed roof button in the centre console, the roof system lowers in just 18 seconds while raising in 21 seconds.
Advanced driver-assistance systems
Land Rover fails to disappoint with advance driver assistance incorporated into the Evoque portfolio, as driver-assistance is becoming a non-negotiable for every new model hitting the market.
The Evoque features a full suite of advanced assistance features such as Blind Spot Monitor and Closing Vehicle Sensing, Head-Up Display, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Condition Monitor for maximum convenience and safety.
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This article was published in partnership with Land Rover.