Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover Ireland has announced that new Range Rover Evoque prices will start from €40,975 for a TD4 Pure 5-door 6 Speed manual 4WD model. With a choice of three engines, two body styles, three design themes and a wide range of options and accessories, the new Range Rover Evoque offers customers significant choice across a range of price points. The Range Rover Evoque will be offered in both 5-door and Coupé forms and will go on-sale from September 2011. A smooth and refined powertrain line-up is available with a choice of state-of-the-art diesel or petrol engines.

Land Rover Ireland has announced that new Range Rover Evoque prices will start from €40,975 for a TD4 Pure 5-door 6 Speed manual 4WD model. With a choice of three engines, two body styles, three design themes and a wide range of options and accessories, the new Range Rover Evoque offers customers significant choice across a range of price points. The Range Rover Evoque will be offered in both 5-door and Coupé forms and will go on-sale from September 2011. A smooth and refined powertrain line-up is available with a choice of state-of-the-art diesel or petrol engines.

The updated 2.2-litre turbodiesel has 150PS or 190PS derivatives. With CO2 emissions of 149g/km for the manual transmission model, annual road tax is just €302. The 2WD (on-sale early 2012) Coupé version combined with the 150 PS 2.2-litre engine is set to achieve sub 130g/km CO2*.

In place of a traditional trim hierarchy, customers can choose from three distinct design themes, which include many features as standard. A wide range of personalisation opportunities are also available, allowing customers to fully tailor the Evoque to individual tastes and requirements.

Options available include 12 exterior colours, three contrasting roof treatments, seven alloy wheel designs, 16 contrasting interiors and a full sized, fixed, panoramic glass roof.

Body Styles

The Range Rover Evoque is available in two body styles – a Coupé and 5-door. The Coupé provides two individual rear seats, with the option of three-seat bench if preferred. The Evoque 5-door extends the appeal of the model even further by offering greater practicality and family appeal. The roofline stands 30mm higher than the Coupé, which delivers extra head and shoulder room for rear seat passengers.

Powertrains

The Range Rover Evoque is available with a choice of powertrains, both petrol and diesel with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, and, for the first time in a Range Rover, the option of 2WD (front wheel drive) as well as 4WD.

The engine, transmission, drive and design theme combinations available are as follows:

* eD4 diesel 150hp 6-speed manual 2WD (Pure and Prestige) - available from 2012

* TD4 diesel 150hp 6-speed manual 4WD (Pure, Prestige)

* SD4 diesel 190hp 6-speed manual 4WD (Pure, Prestige, Dynamic)

* SD4 diesel 190bhp 6-speed automatic 4WD (Pure, Prestige, Dynamic)

* Si4 petrol 240hp 6-speed automatic 4WD (Dynamic)

Design themes

In place of the conventional equipment grade hierarchy, three defining design themes have been developed for the Evoque: Pure, with a contemporary feel; Prestige, which majors on luxury and Dynamic, which embraces a bold and sporting character.

Each theme has a distinct appeal in terms of exterior styling, interior appointments and equipment specifications, which offer the highest level of on-board comfort, entertainment, communications and convenience.

Pure

Evoque Pure is the purest expression of the original LRX concept. On the outside it is distinguished by the high-gloss black detailing across the tailgate and along the waistline, with a dark ‘Atlas’ finish to the grille and eye-catching side fender blades and, on the Coupé, bonnet louvres. As standard, Pure models come with 18-inch Sparkle Silver alloy wheels.

Inside, the seats are finished in grain leather, and satin brushed aluminium is used for the centre console trim. Highlights of the standard equipment on board include heated front seats, push-button start and cruise control; an 8-inch high-resolution touch screen display, climate control air conditioning, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with subwoofer, BluetoothTM for mobile phone connection and audio streaming, twin USB ports, which support portable audio connectivity.

The handling and safety systems include Hill Launch Assist, rear parking sensors and, on 4WD versions, Terrain ResponseTM to set up the vehicle for different off-road environments, and Hill Descent Control.

Prestige

Luxury informs every element of the Evoque Prestige models, from the exterior bright ‘Atlas’ detailing and 19-inch Diamond Turned alloy wheels, to the fine Oxford full leather interior in a selection of warm and inviting colour schemes with real wood finishers, tailored carpet mats and chrome tread plates. Metallic paint is also provided as standard and Prestige models benefit from xenon headlamps with signature LED lighting and front fog lamps.

Similarly, the equipment specification delivers the highest quality features, with an HDD satellite navigation system with dynamic route guidance and voice control option. It also displays 4WD performance information and provides an audio server for storing uncompressed digital music files. There is also a rear camera, front parking sensors and automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers.

Dynamic

The Dynamic theme adds a real sporting presence to Evoque with the addition of deeper body colour sills and bumpers, and black-finished mirrors, grille and side fender blades that are all exclusive to the design theme. Add the 20-inch Sparkle Silver alloys to the mix and there is no mistaking that the Evoque Dynamic means business.

Inside the cabin detailed touches reinforce the theme with aluminium pedal covers, a textured metal finish to the centre console and perforated leather around the steering wheel and (manual) gearshift. The striking exterior of the Dynamic is complemented by a range of bold interior colour schemes.

Dynamic models also come with Adaptive Dynamics featuring MagnaRideTM as standard for and an even sharper ride and handling.