Liverpool is in focus today and this time it’s’ not football, it’s the Fab 4×4 – the new Range Rover Evoque that brings the banks of the Mersey in focus. Having just gone into production at Land Rover’s Halewood factory the car already boasts of 18,000 bookings despite not being available until this September. The new Range Rover Evoque has hogged the limelight at Liverpool and through north Wales these past two days.
The new Range Rover Evoque features include enhanced design, adequate power, off-roading capabilities, a Haldex differential, automatic parking system, sensibly proportioned switchgear, Terrain Response computerized drive system, cockpit feel to front seats, distinct instrument backlighting, and a 360 degree view around the SUV made possible by intelligent cameras.
Other features include optional MagneRide suspension, rotary gear selector, descent electronics, brushed aluminium strips in the trim, elevated centre console, and a magnetic sports suspension. Being light and small is the big thing for this Range Rover Evoque four wheel drive versions with fuel efficiency registered at 30 to the gallon for a petrol variant, and close to 50 to a gallon for a diesel variant. A two-wheel drive new Range Rover Evoque will be introduced too.
The new Range Rover Evoque comes as a 3 door or 5 door model with the former boasting of a sloping roofline that’s hard to take your eyes off. The winning design doesn’t compromise on rear leg or head room and the SUV comes fitted with narrow long windows at the back to merge with the sloping roof. Those investing in the new Range Rover Evoque can opt for a dual tone that sees the roof painted a different color as compared to the body to underline the cars super sleek profile. Roofing on the 5 door new Range Rover Evoque appears slightly raised at the rear creating some design discord and results in wide opening rear doors.
The new Range Rover Evoque is a true premium SUV that will take on rivals BMW X1 and Audi Q3 effortlessly. The premium SUV has a flat sided load area with boot capacity of 400 liters that offers easy access through a power operated tailgate. Bootspace can be increased to 1,445 liters if the rear seats are dropped. Engines on offer include a 2 liter petrol variant available as a six-speed transmission, and two 2.2-liter diesel variants displacing 150 or 190PS. Wheel rim variations are from 18-20 inches. With 0-60 being an under 8 second average for the new Range Rover Evoque, here’s our spyshots of the new Range Rover Evoque ‘walking on water.’ The setup saw the premium SUV‘s alpha performance at Liverpool’s Albert Dock and Wapping Tunnel.
In the words of RushLane reader, Ms Taniya Bose who clicked this New Land Rover Evoque tested on water in Liverpool sequel, “They were just zipping up and down that place…about 5-6 cars.” Need we say more?