Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, 2011

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, 2011

 
 

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has turned the much-acclaimed LRX concept car into reality, faithfully capturing the spirit of its landmark cross-coupé design.

Evolution of Range Rover design
The all-new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque takes its inspiration directly from the LRX concept car, which drew worldwide acclaim for its exciting new interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.
Smart design in conjunction with meticulous engineering allowed the spirit of the LRX concept to be turned into reality without compromising the core Range Rover values of interior luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability.

Impeccably crafted luxury interior
Beneath its dramatic exterior, the Land Rover 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.

Key product innovations that drive its green performance:
    * Compact size - at 4350 mm, the 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

Distinctively Evoque
Land Rover designers and engineers have developed a host of distinctive and innovative features, to ensure the Range Rover Evoque stands out from the crowd.
Lighting plays a big part in the 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.

There are 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.

Other features available to Land Rover Range Rover Evoque:
    * 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 Timed Climate park heater 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 auto headlamp dipping
    * Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel

Classic Range Rover design cues, with a bold new interpretation
The Evoque's bold exterior features exciting new interpretations of classic Range Rover design cues, including the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof and the solid 'wheel-at-each-corner' stance.

Modern and sporting premium interior
The Evoque's interior takes the strong, clean architecture and premium quality materials of a traditional Range Rover, and applies them in a more contemporary and sporting fashion.
As in larger Range Rovers, the centrepiece of the cabin is the bold intersection between the solid horizontal elements of the instrument panel and the powerful vertical lines of the centre console.

The exquisite quality and craftsmanship of the materials is highlighted by the very contemporary, clean treatment of the interior surfaces, including the flush treatment of the air vents and horizontal roller shutter in the centre console.
Housed under a compact curved binnacle, the instrument cluster enhances the sporting, premium feel of the interior. The twin dials have an expressive three dimensional form with chunky illuminated chaplets and needles, and are set deep in sporty circular housings finished with bright chrome rims.

Range Rover craftsmanship, and Range Rover materials
The Evoque delivers Range Rover levels of quality and craftsmanship in every detail of the car. Particular attention has been given to selecting only the best, premium quality materials, and applying those materials with impeccable taste and care.

Perhaps the most visible example is the luxurious wrapped finish of the upper instrument panel. High series models use premium Windsor leather - beautifully soft high-grade hides which have been hand-picked for their exceptional touch and appearance - impeccably hand-finished with twin-needle stitching.

The fascia mid-section is also leather wrapped; this, together with the lavish leather trim on the door panels and seats, creates the ultimate luxury ambience. In total, over 10m2 of leather - equivalent to more than three full hides - is required to complete each vehicle. Every aspect of the stitching, even down to the size and shape of the needle, is also specified by Range Rover experts, to guarantee an immaculate finish, every time.

Even on models where leather is not specified, the instrument panel is still wrapped with a premium quality, soft-touch textured material with twin-needle stitching, for a sumptuous interior experience.

In bold contrast to the opulent leather and soft-touch surfaces, strong visual highlights are provided by authentic metal finishes on the horizontal strip on the fascia, the surrounds to the vent controls, and the striking curved elements each side of the centre console. Cold to the touch and exquisitely crafted, the metal finishes are a tactile and visual reminder of the superior interior quality.

The fastidious attention to detail in every facet of the Range Rover Evoque's construction can also be illustrated by the thousands of man hours spent finessing the way that all visible parts fit together, ensuring an impeccable quality and consistency of finish.

Turning the LRX Concept into reality
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is completely faithful to the style of the stunning LRX Concept, capturing its design almost to the millimetre.

Some of the features that helped to preserve the LRX Concept design include:
    * All-new body structure and suspension subframes, delivering the sleek, low profile of the LRX while providing excellent interior space and the traditional elevated Command driving position, with the full wheel travel required for comfort on- and off-road
    * Adoption of ultra-high-strength Boron steels in the A- and B-pillars to retain the slim profile of the pillars without compromising strength or safety
    * Detailed optimisation of the interior package including pedal positions, fuel tank height and door structures to deliver generous interior legroom and headroom while retaining the low coupé roofline
    * Integrating the radio antennae into the rear spoiler, to avoid the fitment of exterior aerials
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