Land Rover is providing a glimpse of the anticipated Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition of its Range Rover Evoque at the Brussels Motor Show due to start on January 10, 2013. Land Rover based the Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition on the 2013 Evoque Dynamic derivative, providing the model with several distinct features.
The Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition boasts of very appealing styling features. It’s expected to build on the Evoque’s success and boost its global appeal. Buyers have the option to select between two exterior color schemes, each distinct to the Limited Edition model and based on a new Black Design Pack. A customer may choose a Limited Edition model donning a Sicilian Yellow exterior body finish with a Santorini Black contrast roof, or a Santorini Black exterior body finish with a Sicilian Yellow contrast roof and door mirrors.
The interior of the Limited Edition model carries distinct finishes that include yellow contrast stitching on seats, central storage area, door trims and fascia mid-section, as well as anodised yellow horizontal finisher.
Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition is available in coupe and five-door variants. The Limited Edition model introduces the Black Design Pack that will be available separately from April 2013. The Black Design Pack will be available exclusively on Dynamic models and features rear sport spoiler, darkened front headlights and fog lamps and black Range Rover lettering. It also features clear rear lamps, 20-inch Gloss Black forged wheels, Santorini Black painted bumper sections and dark exhaust finishers.
In the United Kingdom, the Range Rover Evoque is available in three different powertrain options. First, a 2.2 litre SD4 190PS diesel engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox, and four-wheel drive.
Second, the two-wheel drive eD4 variant is available with a 150PS TD4 engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, and it could emit just 129 grams of carbon dioxide per km traveled. Also available is 240PS Si4 petrol engine combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Land Rover is currently taking orders for the Limited Edition, with deliveries to start in May.
When the LRX concept car was first unveiled, it received excellent reviews as it revealed a new interpretation of the design cues of the classic Range Rover. This is the same concept car that served as inspiration for the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. In transforming the LRX concept to a production version, it was important that the core values of the Range Rover were not compromised.
These values are all-terrain capability, refined performance, and an interior that exudes luxury. To make this possible, the brand implemented a smart design and combined it with meticulous engineering. In addition, by placing the wheels out on each of the corners, it allows this model to have that purposeful stance. Though the wheel arches may be wide, they were integrated to the body in a soft manner.
The use of the carefully sculpted corners resulted in decreasing the visual overhangs not just for the front but the rear as well. Under the impressive exterior, customers will see an interior that has a crafted luxury cabin. The use of premium quality materials is obvious and it has the graceful design that one expects from an interior of the Range Rover.
Commenting on this new model, Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern shared that the Range Rover Evoque signals the beginning of the evolution of the design of the Range Rover. The reason for this is that the new model is able to provide a new interpretation of the classic design elements while making sure that the core values are intact, he added.
Furthermore, he continued, the combination of the unique narrowing to the floating roofline, muscular shoulder that goes across the whole length, and the rising beltline, results in the Evoque getting a dynamic profile while displaying a sporty and strong appeal.