Range Rover Evoque five-doorNovember 10, 2010
The forthcoming Range Rover Evoque has already been announced in three-door form, but there will now also be a five-door version.
The Evoque will be the greenest Land Rover ever, and in even in five-door form it will have class-leading sub-135 g/km CO2 emissions. Like the two-door, it will be available with four-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive.
The five-door Evoque will make its global public debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on 17 November 2010.
The Evoque is positioned as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. To deliver optimum efficiency, the five-door Range Rover Evoque features lightweight construction techniques and offers the choice of a front-wheel drive variant. A new range of state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines comes with direct injection and stop-start. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to maximise end of life recyclability.
The more spacious interior of the five-door Evoque has not been achieved by enlarging the compact footprint of the coupé model: the overall length and width remain identical.
The optional Adaptive Dynamics system with MagneRide dampers is intended to provide a balance between a supple, controlled ride and sharper handling responses.
The Evoque has Land Rover’s Terrain Response system along with decent ground clearance and breakover and departure angles. It will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice between a full-time four-wheel-drive system and a front-wheel-drive option for enhanced fuel economy.
The five-door Range Rover Evoque shares its turbocharged diesel and petrol powertrain line-up with the coupé model. Customers can choose between two updated 2.2-litre turbodiesel derivatives, with 190PS or 150PS.
In the five-door model, the front-wheel drive Range Rover Evoque with the 150PS 2.2-litre engine is forecasted to achieve sub-135 g/km CO2.
A new 240PS, 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing to achieve performance and fuel efficiency.
The five-door Range Rover Evoque follows the coupé model by offering customers the choice of three main vehicle design themes.
The basic specification will be known as ‘Pure’.
‘Prestige’ combines an exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and metallic details with a leather interior.
‘Dynamic’ has 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes. Contrasting roof and spoiler colours are available, with a more sporty interior.
Both the coupé and five-door models will be manufactured at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK.
The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide from summer 2011. Prices will start from £30,000.