Paris 2010: Range Rover Evoque
“The smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever” will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show, with the production version of the all-new Evoque.
Land Rover calls it a ‘cross-coupé’, in recognition of the Evoque’s small ‘footprint’… both in terms of physical size and carbon emissions. These start at less than 130g/km CO2, with 58mpg combined, for the most frugal, front-drive model. Yet despite the downsizing, buyers are nevertheless promised Range Rover levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and all-terrain capability when the Evoque goes on sale in 160 countries around the world, with deliveries starting next summer. Customers can specify soft, premium leather and tailored, twin-needle stitching on almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats, plus a full-sized, panoramic glass roof.
As well as the entry-level 2WD 150PS 2.2-litre turbodiesel, there’s a 4WD model with the same engine, plus a range-topping 240PS, 2.0-litre turbocharged, petrol-engined model which offers 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds. Prices have not been confirmed but are expected to start from around £30,000.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Range Rover
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