In an interview at the Paris Motor Show, Phil Popham, Managing Director of Land Rover, confirmed the fact that the manufacturer will release a 5-door version of the Range Rover Evoque which will be revealed later this year and a photo with the new car has also been released.
There are no details regarding the new car but it is expected to share the same engines and tech with the 3-door version.
For those who don’t know, the 3-door version Evoque comes with an advanced 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines capable to deliver 190 PS and 150 PS.
The front-wheel drive version of the Evoque equipped with the 150PS 2.2-litre engine achieves 58mpg (UK) and sub 130g/km CO2, while the all-wheel drive version equipped with the same engine delivers 50mpg (UK) and sub 145g/km CO2.
A 2.0-liter Si4 petrol engine will also be available. This engine delivers 240PS and can push the car from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 7.1 seconds.
The Range Rover Evoque is available in three main design themes. Each is unique in its own individual way, with different packages for the interior and exterior. The Pure model is captivating. The interior has a neutral, fresh feel.
All surfaces have soft touch material and contrast dramatically against the brushed aluminium trim. The Prestige is the height of luxury. Customers can personalise the exterior with a range of choices such as 19 inch wheels with sparking metallic highlights to draw the eye, or a 20 inch wheel with a leather soaked interior wrapping occupants up in opulence.
The Dynamic appeals to the sportier driver. With a choice of 19 or 20 inch wheels, bespoke bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes, it is a car that is commanding. Contrasting colours are used for the roof and spoiler and the premium sports option comes with bright colour contrasts on the seats.
Boosting UK manufacturing, the Range Rover Evoque will be produced at the multi award winning Merseyside plant of Halewood. The vehicle will be available in over 160 markets globally. The company employs an 8,500-member staff and has created a further 40,000 jobs for support services around the community.
Land Rover has established a reputation of producing reliable and powerful 4x4s since 1948. All model ranges were successful from the Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. Land Rover has been a global success with 78% of its range exported to over 140 countries.
It also cares about the environment and has worked hard to reduce emissions in collaboration with Jaguar. £800 million has been invested into technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
In 2006, Land Rover set up a programme known as Climate Care which seeks to offset industrial manufacturing emissions. Orders of the Evoque will be available in Autumn 2011 with a guide price of approximately $45,000.