Land Rover have released full information about their highly anticipated new Range Rover Evoque ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show. Land Rover are punting the Evoque as being the lightest, most fuel efficient and the smallest Range Rover that they have ever produced. For a company that is not used to making vehicles of this size, it will be interesting to see just how well the Evoque compares to similar vehicles in its class.
New Range Rover Evoque brings excitement to compact SUV segmentLand Rover are focusing on a whole segment of the market which they previously ignored in the premium compact Sports Utility Vehicle range. That’s not the only case though, as Land Rover mention they are focused on producing vehicles that have reduced CO2 emissions and are more economical in order to have less of an impact on the environment. It’s something of a pleasant change as Land Rover vehicles tend to be quite thirsty.
We previously wrote about the Evoque when the news first became available, so it’s nice to now have the full spec of information, including all the juicy bits. The Evoque comes with a 2.0 liter Si4 turbo charged six-cylinder engine capable of 240bhp and yet Land Rover maintain that its fuel efficiency is equal to that of a 4 cylinder engine. Further helping with fuel efficiency, the transmission is a 6 speed automatic.
Land Rover Terrain Response system means that the new Range Rover Evoque comes equipped to handle all-weather and all-surface conditions much like its larger siblings. This is achieved through the all-wheel drive system which comes as standard. It constantly allocates varying amounts of torque to the front or back wheels to achieve optimum grip and balance in tough conditions.
The new Range Rover Evoque goes on sale world wide in the fall of 2011 and it should fit in perfectly in the market of Land Rover enthusiasts in South Africa.