Production of the Range Rover Evoque at Land Rover Halewood plant in Liverpool has started early this week. This crossover, which is available in either five-door or three-door variants, will be shipped to more than 170 countries worldwide. Hence, it will be a significant product for the British economy.
According to Land Rover, more than 18,000 orders have been received for the Range Rover. It’s now expected to receive more orders internationally as the US market online configuration has been presented. It appears that Land Rover built two variants to appeal to various customers.
The coupe offers two individual rear seats but the customer could ask for the three-seat bench option. The Evoque five-door gets more appealing, especially to families, as it is made more practical.
So that its passengers are accommodated well, its roofline is more than one inch higher than that of the coupe, providing more head and shoulder room for passengers on the rear seat. The all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque is priced from $43,995 for the five-door while the coupe has a price tag of $44,995 for the coupe.
These prices are inclusive of destination and delivery charges. Land Rover has changed its equipment grade levels and now uses three defining design themes: Pure, Prestige and Dynamic. The company said that each theme holds a “distinct appeal” when it comes to “exterior styling, interior appointments and equipment specifications.” As a result, they provide the utmost level of on-board comfort, entertainment, convenience, and communications.
The latest Range Rover’s highly acclaimed 5-door format is Land Rover’s answer for better functionality. Indeed, the new Range Rover Evoque has got everything already. This much is evident from its elegant interiors, better engine power up to its across-the-board driving dynamics. Still, this new breed of crossover coupé evokes similarities with the LRX concept car design --- a family SUV.
Gerry McGovern (Land Rover Design Director) likewise said in a statement that the 5-door Range Rover offers both style and functionality. With only a slightly higher roof at the rear, the key factors are still very much visible from the outside such as the tapered floating roofline, broad shoulder and enhanced beltline. As a result, the finished product boasts all the qualities of a top sports coupé.
The Evoque is slightly more spacious given the new 5-door set-up. But since this is still a standard coupé, the width and overall length are almost the same. Like the LRX concept model, the new Evoque is also a smartly designed vehicle that went through the highest standards of quality engineering. And without taking away Range Rover’s premium standard features, the latest 5-door model is an all-terrain vehicle that offers refined performance and luxury in one package.
Inside, Range Rover has modified the cabin with more comfort and elegance. This is to further emphasise Evoque’s versatility. The new interior features velvety smooth premium leather enhanced with intricately sewn needle stitching at the seats, door and accessory panels.
By at least 30mm, the new Range Rover Evoque 5-door is also slightly taller than the LRX model. All in all, the new model is more spacious in terms of headroom and shoulder room for the rear seat passengers. The panoramic sunroof also creates an illusion of space for a more relaxing ambience.
A family of five can sit comfortably inside this compact SUV while leaving enough space for luggage and other personal belongings. If necessary, the 60/40 folding seat can adapt more space for up to 1445 litre capacity. The new Evoque is also the perfect car for a growing family with its built-in ISOFIX child seat mounts. The seats at the back also come with seatbelts for 3 passengers for safety and security.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque provides outstanding off-road and on-road handling with its sport-dynamic effortless performance. Murray Dietsch (Land Rover Director of Programmes) also said that the 5-door Range Rover has similar characteristics as the LRX coupé. And that they want to make sure those new owners of the 5-door Evoque won’t miss out on a car that is agile and fun to drive. Dietsch also points out the benefits of the optional Adaptive Dynamics with MagneRide technology for a well-balanced handling response.