2016 Range Rover Evoque: The most efficient Land Rover ever
After four years on the market and 400,000 plus sales, the Evoque, is still one of the best – if not the best – looking SUV on the market. But not wanting to rest on its laurels, Range Rover has waved its magic wand, face-lifting the Evoque to keep it fresh along new rivals like the Macan and the Discovery Sport.
Exterior enhancements include new LED fog lights and full LED adaptive headlamps, redesigned front bumper with bigger air intakes with two grill designs. The bonnet vents only available on three door models is now available on the five-door and at the rear, you get LED brake lights and an optional roof fin.
The interior has also been enhanced bringing the tech more inline with the more modern Discovery Sport. The Discovery Sport eight-inch InControlTM Touch touchscreen infotainment system is fitted as standard equipment on SE Evoque models and optional across the range.
The 2016 Evoque is now the most efficient Land Rover ever produced, due to the inclusion of JLR’s new four-cylinder, 2.0-litre ‘Ingenium’ turbodiesel engine. This diesel engine produces 148bhp and 317lb ft of torque and is said to be able to deliver (in FWD guise) 68mpg and just 109g/km. Other engines available in the 2016 Evoque is a more powerful diesel variant producing 178bhp and a sporty 237bhp petrol engine that can push the SUV to a 135mph top speed with a 0-62mph time dispatched in 7.6secs.
The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque’s off-road capability have been enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), first seen on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Three drive modes are available, FWD, 4WD or Active Driveline. Active Driveline varies between FWD and 4WD depending on the situation and also feature torque vectoring.
Prices for the 2016 Range Rover Evoque SUV are expected to stay comparable with the current £29,000 entry price for the current Evoque, with sales expected to start in August 2015.
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