Range Rover are aiming to staple the Evoque as the market leader in the luxury compact SUV segment with the new 2016 model which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The company’s fastest selling model features a comprehensive range of new design features and technology to keep it at the top of its game.
Exterior aesthetic updates include two new grille designs, a new front bumper, new alloy wheel designs as well as LED headlamps. These revisions aim to appeal to a broad range of customers. On the inside there are new seat and door casings, a new infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and the introduction of new materials and colours including Vintage Tan, Lunar Ice and Dark Cherry. New additions such as Lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking and a drowsy driver monitor also feature in the new Evoque.
Land Rover’s new ‘Ingenium’ diesel engine will also be found in this new model, making it the most efficient production Land Rover ever made. This new cutting edge engine produces up to 178bhp where 59mpg is returned and a variant which produces 148bhp with fuel efficiency of 68mpg. This blend of performance, efficiency and refinement make certain of the new Evoque’s class leading characteristics. Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern said, “The Range Rover Evoque first established and then dominated the luxury compact SUV sector generating worldwide acclaim and sales success. Our challenge has been to evolve the Evoque design without diluting its distinctive character.” 62,000 sales in the UK and over 400,000 world wide back up this claim of dominance and with it’s new looks and more efficient engine it would be expected that these numbers will be increasing even further.
The Evoque also has a familiar 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which produces 237bhp as well as the nine-speed automatic gearbox which was introduced to the range a few years ago. This engine allows the Evoque to go from 0-62mph in just 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 135bhp with fuel economy at 36mpg.
Pricing for the new Range Rover Evoque is yet to be revealed but Land Rover say it will be ‘comparable’ to the current model.