The 2016 Range Rover Evoque will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2. Now wearing a new exterior design, refined to give even more distinctive appeal. These updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, all-LED headlamps and three all-new alloy wheel designs. You will also notice a wider tow-eye cover to enhance the new front bumper design.
This will the most the most efficient production Land Rover ever. The new Ingenium diesel engines deliver fuel consumption of 68 mpg, although we don’t know yet if we will get this engine this side of the pond, Over here we are likely to get Land Rover’s advanced 240 hp Si4 petrol engine. The Si4 will accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph, with fuel economy of 36 mpg (manufacturer estimate))
It will be the first Jaguar Land Rover vehicle to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology, providing superior visibility at night.
Interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen, and the introduction of new colour and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only).
New seats and door casings combined with a redesigned instrument binnacle promote a sophisticated ambiance to the overall interior. New premium soft-touch materials create improved levels of quality with a broader specification range than ever before.
Standard models feature textile-woven Ebony fabric and six-way adjustment while flagship models feature new unique-in-class front massage seats (optional) with 14-way electric adjustment. Owners can choose from 13 colourways – two of which are new (Lunar Ice and Vintage Tan) – while customer configurable ambient interior lighting provides additional visual drama on the inside.
For those that will venture off road this car takes technology from its bigger brothers, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport by the addition of Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC).
The stress-reducing technology maintains a pre-determined speed (selected using the cruise control function) in forward or reverse gears between 1.1mph and 19mph, allowing the driver to concentrate on negotiating tricky terrain. ATPC makes Evoque’s class-leading off-road capability more accessible and enjoyable than ever.
A range of innovative new features enhance 2016 model year Evoque’s comprehensive array of safety features. Lane-Keeping Assist uses the stereo digital camera to prevent unintended lane changes by monitoring road markings. If the vehicle begins to drift into an adjacent lane without the driver signalling beforehand, Lane-Keeping Assist applies a gentle steering correction to maintain its lane position.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) prevents or greatly reduces the severity of accidents in the event of the driver failing to take preventative action.
Using an advanced forward-facing stereo digital camera, the system can identify potential hazards ahead. If a collision risk is detected, the driver is alerted by visual and audible prompts and, if the driver fails to take evasive action, the system helps to avoid collisions below 50km/h (32mph), and reduces the severity of an impact at speeds below 80km/h (50mph).
Attention Assist Estimation completes the trio of advanced new safety systems fitted to 2016 model year Evoque. It monitors steering inputs to detect when a driver is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Audible alarms and visual warnings signal when drowsiness is detected.
Deliveries will begin in August 2015, in over 170 markets worldwide and specific pricing by market will be announced closer to launch. Indicative pricing for the 2016 Range Rover Evoque will be comparable with the current model.