Introduced last year, the Range Rover Evoque marks a shift of sorts for Land Rover. The automaker is known primarily in the U.S. for building boxy, capable SUVs, but the Evoque is a decidedly sportier and sleeker luxury crossover aimed at models like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. The Evoque is offered in two- and four-door body styles.
New for 2013
The Evoque's new base four-door model, dubbed Pure, gives the crossover a lower starting price and trades the panoramic glass roof on other Evoques for an aluminum roof. Inside, the Pure features leather and synthetic suede upholstery. A newly optional self-parking system handles the steering duties when parallel parking, and the available navigation system now features off-road information like topography lines and latitude and longitude coordinates, among other data points.
ExteriorThe Evoque looks quite a bit like Land Rover's LRX concept from a few years ago. It's an athletic-looking crossover that has quite a bit of presence despite its relatively small footprint.
The Evoque is wide and low-slung — something many Land Rovers aren't — but its front-end styling still makes it instantly recognizable as a Land Rover. Available exterior features include:
- Panoramic moonroof
- Xenon adaptive headlights
- Power liftgate
- Heated windshield
- Contrasting roof colors
InteriorLike in Land Rover's high-dollar Range Rover, the design of the Evoque's center console gives the impression that it's extending into the upper reaches of the dashboard. Premium materials are used, and there's a twist-knob gear selector instead of a traditional shifter. Available interior features include:
- 8-inch touch-screen
- Navigation system with off-road guidance
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
- Premium Meridian stereo
- Surround Camera System with five cameras
Under the Hood
The Evoque is powered by a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:
- Permanent all-wheel drive
- Terrain Response technology provides enhanced off-road capability
Safety features include:
- Antilock brakes
- Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
- Corner Brake Control for greater braking stability when cornering
- Side-impact and side curtain airbags
- Front knee airbags
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