2016 Range Rover Evoque revealed
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
THE 2016 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE will become the most efficient Range Rover ever when it hits the street later this year with the debut of its Jaguar XE-sourced 110-132kW Ingenium engine. According to Land Rover it’ll return 4.4L/100km.
The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine is 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor and is available in two power output of 110kW and 132kW, with the higher output engine returning 4.8 L/100km. The 2016 Evoque will continue with its 177kW Si4 petrol engine, allowing it to get from 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds and and return 7.8 L/100km.
Because the Ingenium engines way less than the current engine, Land Rover engineers have tweaked the front suspension via a new front suspension subframe, revised rear bushings and larger brake discs.
Beyond the engines, the 2016 Evoque boasts a refreshed look, including a new bumper, two new griller designs, cost-optional all-LED head-lights and three new alloy wheel designs. On the inside, there are new seats and door casings, and a new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: “The Range Rover Evoque first established and then dominated the luxury compact SUV sector generating worldwide acclaim and sales success. Our challenge has been to evolve the Evoque design without diluting its distinctive character.”
The 2016 Evoque is the first Land Rover model to be offered with cost-optional full-LED adaptive head-lights. According to the brand, the use of LEDs has been pivotal in creating a signature head-light and tail-light design.
Beneath the metal, the 2016 Evoque gets Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), first seen on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. This technology maintains a pre-determined speed (selected using the cruise control function) in forward or reverse gears between 1.8km/h to 30km/h, allowing the driver to concentrate on negotiating tricky terrain.
A range of innovative new features enhance 2016 model year Evoque’s comprehensive array of safety features. Lane-Keeping Assist (optional) uses the stereo digital camera to prevent unintended lane changes by monitoring road markings, while Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which will be fitted as standard across the range prevents or greatly reduces the severity of accidents in the event of the driver failing to take preventative action.
Australian pricing will be announced closer to launch later this year.