Land Rover revealed the 2012 Range Rover Evoque in production model ahead of the Paris Motor Show. The new luxurious SUV “coupe” design is compact and more efficient than other Range Rover models. The new compact SUV is based on the LRX concept car, which is smaller and leaner than the traditional SUV offerings from Land Rover.
The new Land Rover Evoque is designed to target the new generation of audiences with its strong, clean and contemporary design. It has rising beltline, a muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and a distinctive taper to the floating roofline to give it a powerful and athletic stance. It is the lightest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that ever came out of Land Rover.
You won’t find a V6 or V8 in the Evoque, but instead, it comes with a 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine producing 240 horsepower to give the same power as a V6 engine. The new Si4 engine or a.k.a Ecoboost from Ford is much more fuel efficient and has enough power to carry the compact SUV Evoque anywhere. Power is transfer through a six-speed automatic transmission. The Land Rover Evoque comes with standard electric power steering, a regenerative electrical system, and a MagneRide adaptive dynamics suspension to keep a very smooth ride.
In the interior, the Range Rover Evoque comes with elegant leather seats and a center console that holds much of the car’s electronic controls. You will find the transmission gear selector as in a form of a rotary gear instead of a tradition shift stick. Other rotary gears are used to control the illumination menu, and an eight-inch touchscreen that controls much of the infotainment center. The music sound is pumped out by the 825-watt, 17-speaker Meridian sound system with additional inputs for other peripherals such as iPod, aux, and SD card.
The new Range Rover Evoque will be available in three design themes:
• Pure – combining the stunning concept-car exterior with stylish, clean interiors in neutral colors to highlight the pure, simple forms of the cabin architecture. Soft-touch, wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the real-metal brushed aluminum trim.
• Prestige – ultimate Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior with unique 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details, an optional 20-inch wheel, with an indulgent interior which is almost entirely leather wrapped. Luxurious duo-tone color schemes, with premium leather, twin-needle stitching and real wood and metal finishes.
• Dynamic – bold exterior with 19- or 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. A premium sports interior with perforated leather seats and unique sports detailing are included. Contrasting roof and spoiler color are available as a personalization option.
It is expected that the new Land Rover Evoque will go on sale by fall of 2011.