Range Rover Evoque 5 door debut due in LA
10th November, 2010
The exciting 5-door version of the all-new Range Rover Evoque
makes its global public debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show on 19th November, 2010.
With its stylish and sporting appearance, enhanced by extra practicality and greater family appeal, the
5-door Range Rover Evoque joins the stunning coupé model to provide a highly desirable line-up that will
transform the premium compact SUV segment.
Like the coupé, the 5-door Range Rover Evoque remains faithful to the spirit of the groundbreaking Land
Rover LRX concept car, offering an innovative new interpretation of the original cross-coupé design.
The 5-door Evoque also stays true to the core values of the Range Rover brand, providing premium levels of
craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover all-terrain capability, but in a more compact
“The addition of the 5-door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still
further,” said Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham.
“While retaining everything that’s great about the Range Rover Evoque coupé, this new 5-door bodystyle
will offer customers even more choice, greater practicality, versatility and flexibility. The launch of the
Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalise the global appeal of the Range Rover marque."
Commitment to sustainability
With the same compact footprint and advanced technologies as the coupé model, the 5-door Range Rover
Evoque reinforces Land Rover’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The Evoque is positioned as the
smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever.
To deliver optimum efficiency, the 5-door Range Rover Evoque features lightweight construction techniques
and offers the choice of a front-wheel drive variant. A new range of state-of-the-art petrol and diesel
engines comes 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.
“Enhanced sustainability has been at the centre of the design and development of the Range Rover
Evoque,” said Phil Popham. “We are offering customers the choice of high-efficiency coupé or 5-door
bodystyles, and both models are highly relevant, very contemporary and extremely desirable.”
Coupé style and 5-door versatility
The 5-door Range Rover Evoque offers an exciting new interpretation of the LRX concept car design,
combining the dramatic stance and dynamic appeal of the original cross-coupé with the enhanced functionality
offered by a 5-door format.
“The 5-door Range Rover Evoque has the same strong emotional appeal as the coupé, while offering the
superior versatility of a family vehicle,” said Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern.
“The key lines remain intact – the dramatic rising beltline, 'muscular' shoulder running the length of
the car, and the distinctive taper to the floating roofline – but with a slightly higher rear roof. The
finished vehicle offers impressive levels of space and versatility whilst retaining the overall essence,
visual robustness and jewel-like detailing of the coupé.”
The more capacious interior of the 5-door Range Rover Evoque has not been achieved by enlarging the
compact footprint of the coupé model: the overall length and width remain identical.
Like the coupé, smart design, meticulous engineering and clever packaging has ensured that the 5-door
Evoque delivers the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability while
remaining true to the spirit of the LRX concept design.
Interior quality and versatility
The cabin of the Range Rover Evoque 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.
Measuring 30 mm taller than the coupé model, the 5-door Range Rover Evoque adds further space and
versatility to the luxurious cabin. Rear seat passengers benefit from over 50 mm more shoulder room, along
with generous headroom which compares very favourably to traditional sporting saloons.
A full-sized glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort by flooding the interior
with natural light, and offers even greater headroom for all occupants.
For growing families, the 5-door Evoque provides the versatility and luggage space of a compact station
The rear seats, with seat belts and head restraints for three passengers, have 60/40 folding seat squabs
and are equipped with ISOFIX child seat mounts. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a
substantial 1,445 litres.
On the open road, the 5-door Range Rover Evoque offers a polished driving experience that combines
dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.
“The 5-door Range Rover Evoque has the same sporting character as the coupé,” said Murray Dietsch,
Director of Land Rover Programmes. “We have focused on ensuring that the car is agile and fun to drive,
so that customers have a rewarding experience, even in day-to-day urban driving. Advanced technologies
such as MagneRide™ mean we can ensure that this dynamic prowess does not come at the cost of top-quality
refinement or comfort.”
The optional Adaptive Dynamics system with advanced MagneRide™ dampers provides an exceptional balance
between a supple, controlled ride and sharper handling 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 better breakover and departure angles than other compact
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 a low 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 5-door Range Rover Evoque shares its turbocharged powertrain line-up with the Coupé model. The
state-of-the-art diesel and petrol engines offer smooth and responsive performance, blending four-cylinder
efficiency with six-cylinder refinement and power.
Customers can choose between two comprehensively updated 2.2-litre turbodiesel derivatives, with 190 PS
or 150 PS.
In the 5-door model, the front-wheel drive Range Rover Evoque with the 150 PS 2.2-litre engine achieves
sub 135 g/km* CO2.
A new 240 PS, 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin
variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, said: “We have combined state-of-the-art
powertrains with a lightweight bodyshell and a range of low-carbon technologies to deliver fuel efficiency
which is outstanding for a premium SUV.”
Like the coupé model, the 5-door 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, 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 offering is 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
- DAB/FM/AM/Sirius 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 remote control
- Keyless entry system and powered tailgate
- Adaptive headlamps with Automatic High Beam Assist
- Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel
Three design themes
The 5-door Range Rover Evoque follows the coupé model by offering customers the choice of 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 theultimate 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.
Both coupé and 5-door models of 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, including Australia, from the 3rd quarter 2011.