Range Rover Evoque
23rd September, 2010
- Luxurious cross-coupé design with a compact 'footprint'
- Attracts new customers to the Range Rover brand
- Bold exterior evolves Range Rover design language
- Class-leading sustainability: sub 130 g/km* CO2
- Four-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive versions available
- Premium cabin offers full-sized glass panoramic roof that 'floods' the interior with natural light
- Dynamic and agile handling across all terrains, aided by Adaptive Dynamics featuring MagneRide™
- Class-leading all-surface capability with Land Rover Terrain Response™
- Innovative Range Rover technologies, including dual-view display for 8-inch touch-screen and Surround
- Sold in 160 countries worldwide, with deliveries from Q3 2011
The all-new Range Rover Evoque will make its global public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show early next
The Range Rover Evoque brings the acclaimed Land Rover’s LRX concept car into production reality, faithfully
capturing the original design of this landmark cross-coupé concept.
In keeping with the ethos of Range Rover, the Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury,
performance and renowned Land Rover all-terrain capability into a 'shrink-wrapped' more compact package.
“These are exciting times for our business,” said CEO Dr Ralf Speth. “Not only will the Range Rover
Evoque increase our worldwide market share, it helps to define a new segment for premium compact SUVs that are
more sporting and stylish."
Offering CO2 emissions sub 130 g/km* the Evoque is the lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever and a
strong demonstration of the marque’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
“This is a highly relevant and contemporary vehicle that will suit the modern needs of our customers,”
said Land Rover’s managing director Phil Popham. “The Range Rover Evoque will appeal to a new group of
customers who may not have considered a Range Rover before.”
Lightweight construction techniques and the addition of a front-wheel drive variant ensure optimum efficiency
is achieved. The new state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines come with direct injection and stop-start. The
Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to
maximise end of life recyclability.
The Range Rover Evoque’s dramatic exterior is based directly on the LRX concept car, which drew worldwide
acclaim for its fresh interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.
Smart design and meticulous engineering has allowed the LRX concept to be turned into reality without
compromising the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability.
“The Evoque marks a bold evolution of Range Rover design. With its dramatic rising beltline, a 'muscular'
shoulder running the length of the car, and a distinctive taper to the floating roofline, the Range Rover Evoque
adopts a very dynamic profile with a powerful and athletic stance.” said Land Rover design director, Gerry
The Range Rover Evoque’s cabin is lavishly appointed with premium quality materials and an elegance befitting
of a Range Rover interior.
Customers can specify soft, premium leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching providing a
luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats.
A lower driving position offers a more sporting feel but retains Range Rover’s renowned Command Driving
Position. Headroom is generous compared with traditional sporting saloons, despite the low-profile coupé style
On the open road, the Range Rover Evoque offers a 'polished' driving experience that combines dynamic and
sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.
Murray Dietsch, director of Land Rover programmes, said: “We’ve tuned the Range Rover Evoque’s chassis
and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) to deliver precise and responsive steering at lower speeds, making
the car nimble and fun to drive.”
This sporting character has not been achieved at the expense of comfort and refinement. Adaptive Dynamics
uses advanced MagneRide™ dampers to provide a supple, controlled ride. The suspension delivers even tighter
body control, with flatter handling and sharper responses.
Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that, in addition to extremely
generous ground clearance, the car has significantly better breakover, approach and departure angles than
other compact SUVs.
The Evoque will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice between a full-time four-wheel-drive
system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on all surfaces, and an even lower carbon,
front-wheel-drive option for further enhanced fuel economy.
The Range Rover Evoque’s formidable all-terrain potential is enhanced by the latest version of the company’s
signature Terrain Response system.
The Range Rover Evoque’s turbocharged powertrain line-up offers smooth and responsive performance, blending
four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder refinement and power.
Customers can choose between two advanced 2.2-litre turbodiesel derivatives.
A new 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve
timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency.
The Evoque benefits from the same high-end innovative technologies as the larger Range Rovers. An intuitive
control system and touch-screen display combines a stylish, uncluttered layout and state-of-the-art
functionality with class-leading ease of use.
The display is available with dual-view technology, so that driver and passenger can view independent
Connectivity options include Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and
auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices.
The Evoque is the first Range Rover to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with
the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian system offers an 825W, 17-speaker system that
delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.
Other features available to Range Rover Evoque customers include:
- Park Assist for automated parallel parking
- Blind Spot Monitoring system
- Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system
- Full dual-zone automatic climate control, featuring a Park Heater timer facility
- Hard drive navigation system with off-road navigation capability
- DAB/FM/AM/Cirrus tuners, with hard drive virtual 10xCD multiplayer
- Digital and Satellite TV, and DVD playback
- Rear seat entertainment package, with 8-inch video screens, digital wireless headphones and touch screen
- Keyless entry system and powered tailgate
- Adaptive headlamps with auto headlamp dipping
- Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel
Three design themes
The Range Rover Evoque offers customers more choice with three main vehicle design themes, each with its
own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package.
‘Pure’ combines the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colours.
Soft-touch wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the metal brushed aluminium trim.
‘Prestige’ is the ultimate in Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique,
19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details with an interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped.
‘Dynamic’ brings a bolder exterior with 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes
for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colours are available, while the
premium sports interior offers sports seats with splashes of bright contrast colour.
The Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover’s multi award-winning Halewood plant in
Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide from summer 2011.