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NEW MODELS It is now such a ubiquitous sight in cities from London to Shanghai, it is almost easy to forget what a ground-breaking car the Range Rover Evoque really is. Launched in 2011 with lines that stayed faithful to the radical LRX concept, the original Range Rover Evoque was an instant smash hit. It soon became clear it was a real game-changer, not only for Land Rover, but for the entire industry. The Evoque’s perfect balance of head-turning looks, luxury and compact size pioneered a new segment of desirable urban SUVs and attracted a new generation of buyers. Its timeless design – a rare feat in the automotive world, where models can often seem dated even in just a couple of years – helped make it one of the decade’s great motoring successes, with nearly 800,000 units sold. It also transformed Land Rover, putting design firmly at the heart of all new models since, while maintaining the brand's legendary capability. All in all, you’d agree, a pretty tough act to follow: which is why the new Range Rover Evoque takes the game to a whole new level. The exterior design builds on the original’s instantly-recognisable form, with a sophisticated evolution of the distinctive silhouette typified by the fast roofline and rising waistline. Surfaces have been honed to perfection, with flush door handles, super-slim Matrix LED front and rear lamps*, and sweeping directional indicators*. The luxurious, uncluttered interior is crafted with sumptuous, sustainable material options, such as Kvadrat wool blend and Dinamica suedecloth. The sense of serene wellbeing is enhanced by the spaciousness: despite the new Evoque’s compact 4.37m footprint, it offers 80% more kneeroom for rear passengers and 10% more luggage space. The interior is also smartly packed with a contemporary suite of connectivity and interface technology**. Apple CarPlay* connects you to your smartphone, 4G Wi-Fi* hotspot to the internet, and InControl Remote to the vehicle, while the twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system* runs fast, intuitive software. Smart Settings* uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn your preferences and readies the cabin for your journey. A full suite of driver assistance systems and active safety technology is available. The overhaul goes all the way through to new architecture technology delivering a smoother, quieter and more refined drive. The range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines is bolstered by a 48-volt mild-hybrid option, with an enhanced stop-start system (where the engine switches off and runs on battery power below 10mph) offering improved fuel economy † . An efficient three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, as well as a full plug-in hybrid (PHEV), will be available later in 2019. Handling has been tuned for further agility and responsiveness ideally suited to tight city streets – as you’ll find out when you read motoring journalist Ken Gibson’s first-hand account of driving the new Evoque in Athens, on the following pages. “THIS CHARACTERFUL VEHICLE COMBINES REFINEMENT AND FUN TO CREATE THAT ALL-IMPORTANT EMOTIONAL CONNECTION” GERRY MCGOVERN, CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER VISION IMPOSSIBLE? NOT HERE An array of clever technology enhances visibility in the new Range Rover Evoque. The world-first ClearSight Ground View *†† effectively makes the bonnet ‘invisible’ by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen to give you a 180° view under the front of the vehicle. This is useful when negotiating difficult parking spaces, navigating high kerbs or tackling rough terrain. Land Rover's new ClearSight interior rear-view mirror helps to overcome instances of obscured rear vision. Flick a switch and the mirror shows you what's behind the car, via a camera atop the car – all in crisp high definition, doubling the usual 25° vision, and with superior low-light visibility. *Optional features. ** In-car features should be used only when safe to do so. Drivers must be in full control of the vehicle at all times. †† Requires 360 Surround Camera. † WLTP Fuel Consumption Combined mpg (l/100km): TEL: 6.3 (44.9) TEH: 9.9 (28.5). CO2 Emissions Combined (g/km): TEL:165 TEH:224. Figures provided are WLTP. WLTP is the new official EU test used to calculate standardised fuel consumption and CO2 figures for passenger cars. It measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile. TEL (Test Energy Low) and TEH (Test Energy High) figures are shown as a range under WLTP testing measures. TEL refers to the lowest/most economical figures (with the lightest set of options). TEH refers to the highest/least economical figures (with the heaviest set of options). 24
Every element of the new Range Rover Evoque, from flush door handles to slimline headlamps, contributes to its refined design, while retaining the distinct silhouette 25
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