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2013 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
US Models and MSRP (effective January 1, 2013)1:
At A Glance:
(MAHWAH, NJ) - September 30, 2012 - The Range Rover Evoque was launched to critical acclaim in the 2012 model year. Earning over 120 international awards in its first year, the Range Rover Evoque has been a major success for Land Rover. The Land Rover factory at Halewood has been operating on a three-shift, 24-hour day schedule to meet demand in 160 global markets.
The smallest Range Rover model ever, the Range Rover Evoque stays true to the core brand values by providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and multi-terrain capability. Available in five-door and coupe versions, the Range Rover Evoque provides generous interior legroom and headroom, a very practical trunk, plus highly capable off-road geometry and ground clearance. At 171-inches long, the Range Rover Evoque is 17-inches shorter than the Range Rover Sport, and with its dramatic roofline, sits about seven-inches lower. The slightly taller five-door Range Rover Evoque model stands about six inches lower than the Range Rover Sport.
All Range Rover Evoque models are powered by a 2-liter, 240-horsepower direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is teamed to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a full-time, intelligent four-wheel drive system. New efficiency technologies, lightweight materials and environmentally conscious design combine to make the Range Rover Evoque the most fuel-efficient Range Rover model, achieving an EPA-rated 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg city.4
“Many prospective buyers are customers who have not considered Land Rover before, and yet are excited by the unique design, premium technologies and compact size that the Range Rover Evoque offers,” said Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, John Edwards.
NOTABLE UPDATES for 2013:
New Pure Model
New for 2013 is the availability of a more accessible Range Rover Evoque Pure model, starting at an MSRP of $42,0401. This new model features an aluminum alloy roof in place of the panoramic laminated glass roof standard on other Range Rover Evoque models, and includes a new upholstery combination of genuine leather and Dinamica synthetic suede.
Range Rover Park Assist
The new optional Range Rover Park Assist helps make parallel parking easier. When driving past parking spaces, the driver selects Park Assist and then selects the side of the road by using the turn signal. The system will analyze the position and size of the space, and if it is deemed suitable (it only needs to be 1.2 times the length of the Range Rover Evoque), the wording “Space Found” appears on the display screen.
The system will request that the driver stop the car and follow the on-screen commands. Park Assist will handle all steering actions, while the driver manages transmission selection, the accelerator and brake pedal. The parking sensors send the necessary information to the driver in order to select a forward gear when required to achieve the ideal parking position. Park Assist will deactivate if the driver handles the steering wheel during a parking maneuver.
To aid in exploring unmapped areas, Land Rover Off-Road navigation has been added to the Range Rover Evoque for 2013. This system provides key off-road information, such as topographic contour lines, latitude, longitude, altitude, trace, waypoint, and compass functions.
The Range Rover Evoque exterior features interpretations of classic Range Rover design cues, including the signature clamshell hood, the “floating” roof and the solid “wheels pushed to the corners” stance. The Range Rover Evoque features a dynamic profile with its rising beltline, a muscular shoulder running the length of the vehicle and a distinctive taper to the “floating” roofline. The sculpted corners reduce the car’s visual overhangs front and rear. The Range Rover Evoque is available with xenon headlamps that use a signature Range Rover design created by innovative LED light-blade technology.
The Range Rover Evoque interior applies the strong, clean architecture and quality materials of a traditional Range Rover in a decidedly sporty design. The center console flows with the elegant lines of the instrument panel, and the design provides a useful storage area beneath the sloping console. The console itself is an open structure that echoes the model’s themes of lightness and efficiency.
When the Range Rover Evoque ignition is started, the interior displays and ambient lighting come to life with a precisely choreographed start-up sequence. The solid aluminum rotary shifter completes the “greeting” as it rises silently from the console.
The Range Rover Evoque Pure model features an aluminum alloy roof, while all others come standard with a panoramic laminated glass roof. The panoramic roof enhances the feeling of space in both the coupe and five-door, providing an uninterrupted view for all occupants. LED ambient lighting provides cabin illumination at night, with driver-selectable colors. When the optional Dynamic Mode is selected, a sporting red color fills the interior.
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE MODEL LINE AND FEATURES
Two Body Styles
The Range Rover Evoque is available as a coupe model and a five-door. Both are identical in overall length and width, while the five-door has a 1.18-inch higher rear roofline. The interior offers generous accommodations for passengers and luggage, while retaining the core elements of the classic Range Rover Command Driving Position. Generous headroom compares favorably to traditional sport sedans. Both body styles provide standard seating for five. Rear seat occupants in the five-door model also benefit from about 2-inches of additional shoulder room over the coupe. The coupe exclusively offers a four-seat package that uses individual rear seats.
Space and Versatility
The Range Rover Evoque offers a wide, deep cargo area. The 60/40 split folding rear seat adds versatility. With the rear seats folded, the five-door offers 51 cu.-ft. of cargo space, the coupe slightly less at 47.6 cu.-ft.
Three Stylish Design Themes
The Range Rover Evoque allows customers to specify a lavishly appointed cabin with soft, premium leather. So equipped, this luxurious finish covers nearly every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats, and is accented by tailored twin-needle stitching. Range Rover experts specify every aspect of the stitching, down to the size and shape of the needle.
Customers have the choice of three stylish design themes, each with its own distinctive character: The cool and contemporary “Pure,” the luxurious “Prestige” and the bold and sporting “Dynamic.”
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
The Range Rover Evoque provides a comprehensive range of premium technologies similar to that of other Range Rover vehicles, but delivered in a more compact package. The broad array of Range Rover equipment comprises the latest technologies for controls, connectivity, comfort and convenience, including high-end Meridian™ audio systems.
At the heart of the control system is the Range Rover 8-inch (203mm) high-definition touch-screen display. The touch-screen provides the primary control and display system for a range of features including audio, video, navigation and phone. Simple hard keys on either side of the display provide short cuts to the most commonly used screens, such as Home, Audio/Video, Navigation and Phone.3
An additional 5-inch (127mm) color display between the two instrument dials in the gauge cluster shows the primary vehicle-related information. A sophisticated voice control system works with “Say What You See” prompts in the cluster display.3
A comprehensive connectivity package enables connection of a variety of portable devices and mobile phones. Portable digital music players or memory sticks can be connected to a range of inputs, including a direct iPod® connection, USB sockets and an auxiliary input. The primary iPod functions can be easily controlled through the 8-inch touch-screen display.3
For the audiophile, the Range Rover Evoque offers sound systems developed in partnership with the specialists at Meridian™, a world leader in audio technologies and digital sound processing. A powerful 380-watt, 11-speaker system is standard, and an 825-watt, 17-speaker system with full surround sound is available.6 To complete the entertainment options, a single disc CD player with hard drive based 10-disc virtual CD changer, and AM/FM, HD Radio®, and Sirius® Satellite radio is available.
More than 40 years of expertise in body and chassis systems, four wheel-drive drivelines and multi-terrain technologies have been applied to the Range Rover Evoque, to ensure that it delivers the refined performance and all-weather, multi-surface capability that are hallmarks of the brand.
240 Horsepower* Turbocharged 2-liter Engine
The Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that offers smooth and flexible power delivery. All aluminum alloy construction, direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing endow the Range Rover Evoque engine with excellent drivability and fuel efficiency, while twin balancer shafts ensure smoothness expected in a Range Rover. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, which has been optimized for efficiency. The Range Rover Evoque can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.5 Compared to conventional larger capacity engines with a similar power output, the Range Rover Evoque 2-liter engine can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20 percent*.
Technologies to Improve Efficiency
To maximize fuel efficiency, Range Rover engineers have reduced parasitic losses from every area of the Range Rover Evoque. Key areas of attention included:
Range Rover engineers applied a range of advanced lightweight materials to make the Range Rover Evoque the lightest Range Rover model ever, with the five-door starting at 3,902 lbs*.
The exceptionally strong, lightweight steel unitized body structure has been developed to deliver outstanding stiffness and refinement together with excellent crash performance. The steel structure protects occupants using a safety cell, which is complemented by a comprehensive system of airbags and restraints. Ultra-high-strength Boron steel has been used in key parts of the crash safety cell, including the A- and B-pillars and the sills, to resist deformation and intrusion during impacts.
Dynamic Handling and Effortless, Refined Performance
While the lightweight, compact footprint and low center of gravity of the Range Rover Evoque helped to achieve a more agile character, key engineering steps were required to deliver the required responses. Particular objectives were to increase steering precision and agility at lower speeds, so that the vehicle was more responsive in urban driving conditions.
Engineers focused on optimizing the stiffness of the chassis systems and body structure, followed by meticulous tuning of the suspension components and electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system. To enhance the precision and feedback, the steering rack is solidly mounted to the front subframe.
Adaptive Dynamics Featuring MagneRide™ (Optional)
With MagneRide™ continuously variable dampers – which are more typically fitted to high-performance sports cars – the available Adaptive Dynamics system provides an optimum balance between confident, nimble handling and a supple, well-controlled ride. MagneRide™ dampers offer infinitely variable settings between soft (comfort) and firm (sports) settings, and operate by using a special magneto-rheological damping fluid, which contains magnetic particles. When a computer-controlled magnetic field inside the damper is applied in response to road conditions, the fluid becomes more viscous, thus increasing the damping.
The Adaptive Dynamics system monitors vehicle movements at least 1,000 times/second, reacting to driver or road inputs virtually instantaneously. The system will even sense off-road conditions and optimize damping accordingly. Drivers can also select a Dynamic Mode via the Terrain Response® system, which modifies the damper settings to deliver firmer control.
Powerful Braking System
The Range Rover Evoque features a powerful four-wheel disc braking system for confident stopping in all conditions. Generous disc diameters provide a large thermal capacity, providing formidable, fade-free stopping performance that equals that of premium sports sedans.
Like larger Range Rover models, the Range Rover Evoque is equipped with a convenient electronic parking brake, activated via a switch in the center console, which disengages automatically when the vehicle begins to accelerate.
The braking system is complemented by the latest generation of electronic active safety systems2, including:
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Terrain Response®2
The Range Rover Evoque comes standard with a permanent (full-time) all-wheel drive system that was developed in conjunction with Haldex. The system’s center-coupling technology continuously alters the front-rear torque split through a hydraulically operated multi-plate wet clutch. The system can pre-engage at rest to reduce wheel-spin from standing starts. It engages quickly when traction loss is detected and disengaged quickly to optimize the response of the stability control systems.
A high-pressure pre-charge pump pressurizes the hydraulics in the center coupling as soon as the engine is started, allowing for all-wheel drive operation from rest. Full torque transmission can be achieved in just 150 milliseconds. Pre-charging the system also reduces the time taken to achieve full torque once wheel-slip has been detected, engaging within 15 degrees of wheel-slip rotation.
Standard in all Land Rover and Range Rover models, including the Range Rover Evoque, Terrain Response® is a fully integrated system that manages multiple vehicle parameters to provide ideal traction in all situations. The control unit takes into account a wide variety of inputs including individual wheel speeds, cornering yaw rates, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, vehicle speed, brake pressure, accelerator position and the settings of the Hill Descent Control (HDC®) and Terrain Response® systems.2
The system manages:
Terrain Response® optimizes the vehicle set-up for virtually all on-road or off-road driving situations, with up to five different settings to suit specific terrain demands:
Other features integrated into Terrain Response®:2
The Range Rover Evoque has been subjected to exactly the same punishing test and development regime as the brand’s larger models. A fleet of development vehicles was subjected to a year of grueling tests, covering millions of miles among them to ensure that the Range Rover Evoque achieves the same standards of ruggedness and multi-terrain versatility as every Range Rover vehicle.
A team of engineers dedicated to prototype development and testing travelled to more than 20 countries to test in extremes of climates and a variety of road surfaces and altitudes. Range Rover Evoque performance and durability were verified from the frozen extremities of Europe and Canada, to the searing heat and dust of the deserts in the Middle East and the U.S.A., to the autobahn in Germany and city traffic in Tokyo.
Some of the most punishing test regimes included:
Commitment to sustainability
The Range Rover Evoque conveys the brand’s commitment to sustainability, while echoing its goal to offer vehicles that are both relevant and desirable in the market. As a smaller, lighter and more efficient Range Rover, the Range Rover Evoque addresses the growing consumer need for more environmentally friendly vehicles.
David Mitchell said, “The greener credentials of the Range Rover Evoque stem from a comprehensive approach to reducing its environmental impact, not just during customer use, but throughout the entire life-cycle of the car. This whole-life approach allows us to consider the best ways of minimizing the overall carbon footprint, taking account of development, manufacturing and end-of-life recycling, so that we can make smart, more sustainable decisions.”
Recyclable and Renewable Materials
As part of the comprehensive effort to minimize the car’s ecological impact, the Range Rover Evoque focuses on the use of more sustainable materials. Each vehicle uses about 35 lbs (16kg) of recycled plastic material. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box. The Range Rover Evoque is also built to optimize recyclability at the end of its life cycle.
Examples of recycled content:
High quality natural and renewable materials, such as leather, cotton, cardboard and rubber, are also used extensively, amounting to 46 lbs (21kg)* of material in every Range Rover Evoque. Key examples include the generous quantities of leather used on the seats, instrument panel and door casings, and natural materials used in the carpets and body insulation.
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*Data based on manufacturer's estimate. Actual may vary.
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The 2013 Range Rover Evoque Technical Data
(All numbers are preliminary manufacturer estimates)