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Range Rover Evoque Convertible at Crossrail (4)

◾Land Rover officially confirms New Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

◾Premium compact SUV convertible is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrail tunnels below London

◾First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings

Whitley, UK, 02 March 2015 – Land Rover has confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing a unique underground testing film.

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Excerpts from the 2016 Range Rover Press Release with my comments (rants)

Full text of Press Pack at end of article.

** Double roof fins are for vehicles with the hotspot option, second antenna is for the 3G radio – 3G, is it 2010? How many people in the car are actually supposed to share that lightning fast 3G connection?  Will the extra antenna really make any difference?



** Dial graphics have been refreshed and the 5” screen resolution has doubled to VGA levels – 640 x 480.



** Ingenium TD4 brings a new blue badging to Evoque, highlighting its E-Capability

2016 Range Rover Evoque E-Capability


** I hate to call out a JLR employee but I’ll paste in the quote below – I think it explains why the current generation systems are so rough – no one at Jaguar Land Rover should be talking about “vast experience” or “competitive advantage” with regard their current and/or previous systems.  Here’s hoping InControl Touch lives up to the hype but it’s still worrying.  Do the people within JLR realize how many edges were left unpolished in the current systems?

“Land Rover has vast experience with touchscreen infotainment systems, providing a huge competitive advantage as consumers increasingly become accustomed to touchscreen technology via smartphones and tablets,” said Danella Bagnall, Vehicle Line Director, Evoque.


** Evoque’s Hands-Free Tailgate can be activated both from directly behind the vehicle, and from either side of the bumper





1.1 Leading-edge design with added desire

1.2 An even more luxurious interior

1.3 Five revised trim levels for enhanced customer choice


2.1 All-new Ingenium diesel engines

2.2 Turbocharged petrol engine for maximum performance with efficiency

2.3 Revised chassis for peerless agility

2.4 E-Capability


3.1 All-new infotainment system

3.2 Ultimate in-car connectivity with Land Rover InControlTM Apps

3.3 Advanced driver-assistance and consumer-centric systems

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2016 Range Rover Evoque refresh brings new features and an idea of what’s to come for the rest of the family

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This first refresh of the Range Rover Evoque for 2016 really does a great job to sharpen it up.

Some of my bullet points (official PR to follow)

  • All models getting hood vents
  • Two new grille designs (Dynamic & Non)
  • InControl Touch available
  • Tailgate can be opened with a swipe of your foot under the rear bumper
  • Lane-Keeping Assist / Autonomous Emergency Braking / Driver Drowsing Monitor(UK: Attention Assist Estimation)
  • Ingenium engines for UK

Some of those items give us an idea of what will be added to the Range Rover & Range Rover Sport soon!



· 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015

· Ground-breaking exterior design refined to give even more distinctive appeal

· The most efficient production Land Rover ever: New Ingenium diesel engines deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions of 109g/km* and fuel consumption of 68mpg
(4.2 l/100km)

· Sector-leading residual values and extended service intervals (21,000 miles**) contribute to lower running costs with estimated savings of up to approx. £3,700 over three years

· 2016 model year Evoque is now 18% more efficient than the top-selling original

· First Jaguar Land Rover to feature full-LED adaptive headlamp technology

· Three trim levels and multiple option packs allow customers even greater personalisation of their Evoque

· 3000 new jobs created at Halewood driven by Evoque over past four years

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France gets a 45th Anniversary Special Edition for Range Rover


Various countries have gotten their own special editions through the years.  This year it’s France celebrating 45 years of Range Rover with a numbered special edition.

This 45th Anniversary Range Rover (€121.900) starts with a Vogue SDV8 in Causeway Gray with Style 502 wheels and a very special and large rear badge.


Full LED Headlamps are coming to Range Rover


Coming to the 2016 Range Rover Evoque – at least for now!

2016 Model Year Range Rover Evoque Previewed

  • Striking new headlamp signature for 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque
  • First Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps
  • Image previews latest version of Land Rover’s most successful model

Whitley, UK, 16 February 2015 - Land Rover has today revealed the first glimpse of the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque, previewing a striking new headlamp signature for the most successful Land Rover ever produced.

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be the first Land Rover to feature full LED adaptive headlamps when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2015. The powerful technology provides superior illumination in dark conditions, following the curves of the road, and is identifiable by the distinctive headlamp graphic.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, said: "Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world."

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque includes a new engine line-up, new safety and convenience features, and interior enhancements all wrapped in the trademark exterior design.

Further details of the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be released on 23 February 2015.