Land Rover fully reveals 2012 Range Rover Evoque

The groundbreaking all-new Range Rover Evoque makes its global public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Range Rover Evoque has turned the much-acclaimed LRX concept car into reality, faithfully capturing the spirit of its landmark coupe design. True to the Range Rover brand, the Range Rover Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury and performance, but shrink-wrapped into a more compact package.

The lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever, the Range Rover Evoque demonstrates the brand’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

The all-new Range Rover Evoque takes its inspiration directly from the LRX concept car, which debuted at the North American International Automobile Show in 2008, and drew worldwide acclaim for its exciting new interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.

Smart design, in conjunction with meticulous engineering, allowed the spirit of the LRX concept to be turned into reality without compromising the Range Rover brand core values of interior luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director said, “The Range Rover Evoque marks a bold evolution of Range Rover design by adopting new interpretations of classic Range Rover design cues and staying true to the core Range Rover values.”

Pushing the wheels out to the four corners helps give the car its purposeful stance; the wheel arches are wide, but softly integrated into the body. The carefully sculpted corners dramatically reduce the car’s visual overhangs front and rear.

Beneath its dramatic exterior, the Range Rover Evoque provides customers with an impeccably crafted luxury cabin, with the same premium quality materials and elegant design expected from a Range Rover interior.

The Range Rover Evoque allows customers to specify a lavishly appointed cabin with soft, premium leather providing a luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats, with beautifully tailored twin-needle stitching.

In bold contrast to the supple feel of natural hides, authentic metal finishes provide a series of striking highlights. Cool to the touch and exquisitely crafted, the metal finishes are a tactile and visual reminder of the superior interior quality.

The instrument cluster, housed under a compact curved binnacle, adds to the sporty, premium feel of the interior. The twin dials have an attractive three dimensional form with illuminated chaplets and needles, and are set deep in sport circular housings finished with bright chrome rims.

The driver adopts a lower seating position than in one of the larger Range Rover models offering a more sporting feel but retaining the important Command Driving Position. The result is more generous headroom than traditionally found in many sporting sedans despite the low profile coupe roofline.

Range Rover Evoque drivers who go off-road will be reassured to know that in addition to extremely generous ground clearance, the car has aggressive breakover, approach and departure angles.

Land Rover engineers have developed the Range Rover Evoque to provide customers with a polished driving experience which combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.

This engaging and sporting character has not been achieved at the expense of harshness or poor comfort and refinement. In addition, available Adaptive Dynamics uses advanced MagneRide dampers which provide an enhanced balance of confident, nimble handling with a supple, controlled ride. The suspension delivers even tighter body control with flatter handling and sharper responses.

Like a true Range Rover, the Range Rover Evoque delivers the all-weather, all-surface capability which is a hallmark of the brand. In common with its larger siblings, the new model provides formidable all-terrain potential, which is enhanced by the latest version of the company’s signature Terrain Response system.

The state-of-the-art new 240 hp 2.0L Si4 turbocharged engine combines direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing for exceptional drivability and fuel efficiency.

The Range Rover Evoque sends a powerful message that the brand is determined to deliver relevant new products which are not only desirable, but also significantly more sustainable.

The new vehicle’s sustainability credentials stem from a comprehensive approach to reducing its environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle, from development and manufacturing, through to customer use and end-of-life recycling.

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