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Paris Motor Show 2010: Range Rover Evoque

The Prince of Land Rover Kingdom: Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover has released on 1st of July the latest Range Rover variant: Evoque, a premium compact SUV with distinctive personality and dynamic design.

The new Range Rover Evoque is one of the most interesting sights in the automotive landscape of 2010, its great advantage being the fact that it has retained many of the LRX features, the concept from which it was designed.

Range Rover Evoque is a vehicle that truly draws and that has all the chances to become a hit on the premium compact SUV market.

Known mostly for their great fuel consumption, the Range Rover vehicles needed a younger brother who manages to create a balance between engine power and environment protection. Thus, the 2X4 version of Evoque will emit less than 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Evoque is the smallest, the “greenest” and the easiest of all the vehicles created by Land Rover until now. Moreover, it is launched in the year when the British Brand accomplishes 40 years of existence. The name of the new car from the premium Range Rover range was chosen so that it would be a denomination known by all world markets and also in order to allure prospective customers.

From another point of view, Range Rover Evoque was clearly designed for life-style car enthusiasts. In fact, through Evoque, Land Rover is trying to launch a new niche, as Evoque is not only a compact SUV, but also a “cross-coupe”. In the near future, there will be also created a five-door version, with a greater emphasis on functionality.

Range Rover Evoque is relatively small, with 4.35 meters length and 1.60 meters height, being more compact than Land Rover Freelander. Basically, it has about the same dimension as Nissan Qashqai, being a very attractive car for those who desire an urban crossover.

In terms of design, we could say that Evoque has the most aggressive look of the Land Rover range: narrow, long grille and headlights, with a large spoiler, giving the impression of strength and power. The sideways show us a reduced glass surface and a really plunged median ridge, Evoque looking just like a taller coupe. Moreover, we could say that it seriously rivals a more expensive life-style car, BMW X6 (in terms of appearance).

Evoque’s interior is truly kingly and reminds us of the classic Range Rover and in the same time of the Jaguar elegant interior. The interior design is really modern, but manages to preserve plenty of angular lines, reminiscent of the Range Rover Sport tough nature. Top versions spoil their owners with a large variety of cutting-edge gadgets and also with the finest trim. There is also available an 8” dual-view monitor- which means that the driver and the other passengers will be able to watch various screen projections during the trip.

From a technical standpoint, Range Rover Evoque is available both with four-wheel drive and just front transmission, for those who do not want to go beyond paved roads. There are three types of engine for Evoque, all having four cylinders, direct injection, turbo and start/stop system. The gasoline engine is a 2.0 SI4, developing 240 hp, which ensures a car starter 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The gearbox is automatic.

The diesel variant has a 2.2 liter engine, with two power options. The 150 hp version is named ED4, being the only one which can have just front transmission- a premiere for Land Rover!

The fuel consumption for the FWD versions is of 4.9litres/100km and the carbon dioxide emissions are below 130g/km. The 4X4 version has a higher fuel consumption, 5.6litres/100km and carbon dioxide emissions of 145g/km.

However, the new Range Rover Evoque will be presented for the first time at the Paris Motor Show 2010, where all its fans will receive more interesting details about the vehicle.

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