2010 LA Auto Show: Land Rover to Present All-New 5-Door Range Rover Evoque - VIDEO ENHANCED
LOS ANGELES - November 13, 2010: The exciting 5-Door version of the all-new Range Rover Evoque makes its global public debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, 2010.
With its stylish and sporting appearance, enhanced by extra practicality and greater family appeal, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque joins the stunning coupé model to create a highly desirable line-up that will transform the premium compact SUV segment.
Like the coupé, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque remains faithful to the spirit of the groundbreaking Land Rover LRX concept car, offering an innovative new interpretation of the original cross-coupé design.
The 5-Door Evoque also stays true to the core values of the Range Rover brand, providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover all-terrain capability, but in a more compact package.
“The addition of the 5-Door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still further,” said Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham.
Click PLAY to watch the Evoque 5-door promo video
“While retaining everything that’s great about the Range Rover Evoque coupé, this new 5-Door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater practicality, versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalise the global appeal of the Range Rover marque."
Coupé style and 5-Door versatility
The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque offers an exciting new interpretation of the LRX concept car design, combining the dramatic stance and dynamic appeal of the original cross-coupé with the enhanced functionality offered by a 5-Door format.
“The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque has the same strong emotional appeal as the coupé, while offering the superior versatility of a family vehicle,” said Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern.
“The key lines remain intact – the dramatic rising beltline, muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and the distinctive taper to the floating roofline – but with a slightly higher rear roof. The finished vehicle offers impressive levels of space and versatility whilst retaining the overall essence, visual robustness and jewel-like detailing of the coupé.”
The more capacious interior of the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque has not been achieved by enlarging the compact footprint of the coupé model: the overall length and width remain identical.
Like the coupé, smart design, meticulous engineering and clever packaging has ensured that the 5-Door Evoque delivers the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability while remaining true to the spirit of the LRX concept design.
Impeccably crafted luxury interior
Beneath its dramatic exterior, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque provides customers with an impeccably crafted luxury cabin, incorporating the premium quality materials and elegant design expected of a Range Rover interior.
Gerry McGovern continued: “The strong, simple architecture of the cabin is evident with the bold intersection between the solid horizontal elements of the instrument panel and the powerful vertical lines of the centre console.”
Uniquely in the compact SUV segment, the Range Rover Evoque allows customers to specify a lavishly appointed cabin, with soft, premium leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching providing a luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats.
In bold contrast to the comforting aroma and supple feel of natural hides, authentic metal finishes provide a series of striking highlights. Cold to the touch and exquisitely crafted, the metal finishes are a tactile and visual reminder of the superior interior quality.
The instrument cluster, housed beneath a compact curved binnacle, adds to the sporty, premium feel of the interior. The twin dials have an attractive, three-dimensional form with chunky, illuminated chaplets and needles, and are set deep in circular housings finished with bright chrome rims.
Family comfort and versatility
Measuring 30mm taller than the coupé model, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque adds further space and versatility to the luxurious cabin. Rear seat passengers benefit from over 50mm more shoulder room, along with generous headroom which compares very favourably to traditional sporting saloons.
A full-sized glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort by flooding the interior with natural light, and offers greater headroom for all occupants.
For growing families, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque provides the versatility and luggage space of a compact station wagon.
The rear seats, with seat belts and head restraints for three passengers, have 60/40 folding seat squabs and are equipped with ISOFIX child seat mounts. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a substantial 1445 litres.
The driver adopts a lower seating position than in one of the larger Range Rovers, offering a more sporting feel but retaining the important Command Driving Position.
Dynamic handling and effortless, refined performance
Land Rover engineers have developed the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque to provide customers with a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, said: “The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque has the same sporting character as the coupé. We have focused on ensuring that the car is agile and fun to drive, so that customers have a rewarding experience, even in day-to-day urban driving. Advanced technologies such as MagneRide™ mean we can ensure that this dynamic prowess does not come at the cost of top-quality refinement or comfort.”
The car can be specified with the sophisticated Adaptive Dynamics system which uses advanced MagneRide™ dampers to provide a particularly good balance of confident, nimble handling and supple, controlled ride. The suspension delivers even tighter body control, with flatter handling and sharper responses.
As a true Range Rover, the 5-Door Evoque delivers the all-weather, all-surface capability that is a hallmark of the brand. In common with its larger siblings, the new model provides formidable all-terrain potential, enhanced by the latest version of the company’s signature Terrain ResponseTM system.
The Evoque will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice between the standard, full-time, intelligent, four-wheel-drive system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on all surfaces, and a low-carbon, two-wheel-drive option for further enhanced fuel economy.
The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque shares its smooth and responsive turbocharged powertrain line-up with the coupé model. Customers can choose from the comprehensively updated 2.2-litre turbodiesel with 190PS or 150PS derivatives. The front-wheel-drive version combined with the 150PS 2.2-litre engine achieves sub 135g/km* CO2.
The state-of-the-art new 240PS, 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency, delivering 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds*.
Murray Dietsch continued: “We have combined state-of-the-art powertrains with a lightweight bodyshell and a range of low-carbon technologies to deliver fuel efficiency which is outstanding for a premium SUV.”
Commitment to sustainability
With the same compact footprint and advanced technologies as the coupé model, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque reinforces Land Rover’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The Evoque is positioned as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever.
The new car’s greener 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.
While the Evoque offers the premium luxury and performance customers expect from a Range Rover, it also demonstrates levels of efficiency and responsible design that make it one of the most sustainable cars in its class.
Key product innovations that drive its greener performance include: • Compact size – at 4350 mm, the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque is 430 mm shorter than a Range Rover Sport • Lightweight technologies – advanced materials used throughout the body and chassis • Efficient powertrain – state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines, with high-efficiency features such as direct injection and stop-start • Low CO2 technologies – including electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), smart regenerative charging and optimised transmissions • Availability of front-wheel-drive – reducing weight and minimising driveline losses • Recycling and re-use – maximising use of sustainable and recycled materials, plus optimising end-of-life recyclability
The result is a Range Rover that sets new standards in the premium compact SUV segment for fuel economy and CO2 emissions, with the two-wheel-drive diesel 5-Door model capable of an exceptional sub 135g/km* CO2.
Land Rover designers and engineers have developed a host of distinctive and innovative features, to ensure the 5-Door Range Rover Evoque stands out from the crowd.
Lighting plays a big part in the Range Rover Evoque’s distinctive appeal. First to catch the eye is the powerful signature graphic in the front running lights, created by innovative LED light-blade technology. A similar graphic is repeated in the LED rear lights, with their jewel-like 3D petal design.
Approach the car at night and you will also see a bold vehicle graphic alongside the front doors, illuminated by the ‘puddle lights’ that shine from the mirrors.
More special touches greet you when you enter the car. The interior displays come to life with a choreographed animated start-up sequence, while the rotary auto shifter completes the ‘greeting’ as it rises silently into the driver’s hand.
LED ambient lighting provides sophisticated and precise illumination within the cabin; a range of colours can be chosen by the driver to suit their mood. Select Dynamic mode, however, and a sporting red colour scheme fills the interior as well as the instrument dials and cluster display.
Completing the range of features, the first panoramic roof ever fitted to a Range Rover can be specified, providing an all-round vista which helps to make every journey a special occasion.
The 5-Door Range Rover Evoque follows the coupé model by offering customers the choice of three main vehicle design themes, each of which has its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package. The three themes are:
• Pure – combining the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colours to highlight the pure, simple forms of the cabin architecture. Soft-touch, wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the real-metal brushed aluminium trim.
• Prestige – ultimate Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details with an indulgent interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped. Luxurious duo-tone colour schemes are embellished by premium leather, twin-needle stitching and real wood and metal finishes.
• Dynamic – bold exterior with 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colour is a no-cost option, while the premium sports interior offers a darker environment with splashes of bright contrast colour, together with perforated leather seats and unique sports detailing.
Click PLAY to watch the original Evoque introductory press conference
Packed with premium technologies
Like the coupé model, the 5-Door Evoque benefits from the same comprehensive selection of the latest technologies as the larger Range Rovers, in terms of controls, connectivity, comfort and convenience for all occupants.
From the driving wheel, the Range Rover Evoque is distinguished by a carefully conceived system of controls and displays that combines a stylish, uncluttered layout, state-of-the-art functionality and class-leading ease of use.
At the heart of the control system is Range Rover’s much-acclaimed, eight-inch, high-definition touch-screen display with its crisp graphics and simple, intuitive menu structure. The display is available with the innovative dual-view technology, so that driver and passenger can view completely independent content.
Tech-savvy customers get the connectivity they demand with a comprehensive package that includes Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone use and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices.
The Evoque is the first Range Rover to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.
Other features available to 5-Door Range Rover Evoque customers include: • Park Assist for automated parallel parking • Blind Spot Monitoring system • Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system • Full dual-zone automatic climate control, featuring a Park Heater timer facility • Hard-drive navigation system • DAB/FM/AM/Sirius tuners, with hard-drive virtual 10xCD multiplayer • Digital and Satellite TV, and DVD playback • Rear-seat entertainment package, with eight-inch video screens, digital wireless headphones and touch-screen remote control • Keyless entry system and powered tailgate • Adaptive headlamps with Automatic High Beam Assist • Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel
Sold in 160 markets worldwide from summer 2011
Both coupé and 5-Door models of the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover's multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 countries worldwide from summer 2011. Prices will start from £30,000/ 35,000E.
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