With its stylish and sporting appearance, enhanced by extra versatility, the Range Rover Evoque five-door joins the stunning coupe model to create a highly desirable line-up that will define the premium compact SUV segment. 'The addition of the five-door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still further,' said Land Rover's Managing Director Phil Popham. 'While retaining everything that's great about the Range Rover Evoque coupe, this new five-door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalize the global appeal of the Range Rover marque.'
The Range Rover Evoque five-door reinforces Land Rover's commitment to environmental sustainability. The Evoque is positioned as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. It features lightweight construction techniques and a new state-of-the-art gasoline engine that comes with direct injection.
This five-door version offers an exciting new interpretation of the LRX concept car design, combining the dramatic stance and dynamic appeal of the original cross-coupe with the enhanced functionality offered by a five-door format. 'The Range Rover Evoque five-door has the same strong emotional appeal as the coupe, while offering superior versatility,' said Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern. 'The key lines remain intact – the dramatic rising beltline, muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and the distinctive taper to the floating roofline – but with a slightly higher rear roof. The finished vehicle offers impressive levels of space and flexibility whilst retaining the overall essence, visual robustness and jewel-like detailing of the coupe.'
Measuring 30mm taller than the coupe model, the Range Rover Evoque five-door adds further space and versatility to the luxurious cabin. Rear seat passengers benefit from over 50mm more shoulder room, along with generous headroom, which compares very favorably to traditional sporting saloons. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a substantial 1445 litres. A full-sized glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort by filling the interior with natural light, and offers even greater headroom for all occupants.
On the open road, the Range Rover Evoque five-door offers a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement. 'The Range Rover Evoque five-door has the same sporting character as the coupe,' said Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs. 'We have focused on ensuring that the car is agile and fun to drive, so that customers have a rewarding experience, even in day-to-day urban driving. Advanced technologies such as MagneRide mean we can ensure that this dynamic prowess does not come at the cost of top-quality refinement or comfort.'
The available Adaptive Dynamics system with advanced MagneRide dampers provide an exceptional balance between a supple, controlled ride and sharper handling responses. Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that, in addition to generous ground clearance, the car has aggressive breakover and departure angles.
The Range Rover Evoque five-door shares its turbocharged powertrain with the coupe model. The state-of-the-art petrol engine offers smooth and responsive power, delivering 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder performance. The new 240bhp, 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and excellent fuel efficiency.
The Evoque is the first Range Rover to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.
Other features available include; Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system, Hard drive navigation system, Sirius tuners and HD Digital Radio tuners in addition to AM/FM, Rear seat entertainment package, with 8-inch (203mm) video screens, digital wireless headphones and touch screen remote control, Passive keyless entry system, Powered tailgate, Xenon adaptive headlamps with auto headlamp dipping, Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel. The Range Rover Evoque five-door follows the coupe model by offering customers the choice of three main vehicle design themes, each with its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package.
Both coupe and five-door models of the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover's multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide, with North American deliveries from Autumn 2011. US Indicative pricing starts around $45,000.
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