5-Door Range Rover Evoque – First official pictures & US PR #rangeroverevoque

Ahead of the actual reveal in LA on November 17th, Land Rover Range Rover has released pictures & a press release for the 5(4)-door Range Rover Evoque.

The PR we have is US biased with no talk of a diesel or 2WD model and with US prices stated to be starting at $45,000.  I still wonder, have they officially said that we aren’t getting the coupe?

And finally, interesting paragraph from that PR:

The more capacious interior of the five-door Range Rover Evoque has been achieved without enlarging the compact footprint of the coupe model: the overall length and width remain identical.

And I appear to still be the unofficial proof-reader for Land Rover here in the US.  Just below you can see a screen shot from the interactivelandrover.com site with the Press Release for this new model, and again, a pretty clear mistake on the third line.  I’m trying to make this criticism constructive, but I just thing they should have at least one real person read everything before they post it.  And again, I’m sure the mistake will be quietly fixed by morning but as usual, no one there will acknowledge my help.  I’m usually quieter about alerting them to all the mistakes but now I think I’m just going to post them here.  At least this time it wasn’t a spelling error…

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And back to the real stuff…

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THE ALL-NEW FIVE-DOOR RANGE ROVER EVOQUE – COUPE STYLE WITH ENHANCED VERSATILITY

 

  • Addition of exciting five-door bodystyle to Range Rover Evoque line-up
  • Bold exterior captures coupe design, with the same compact footprint and slightly higher roofline for enhanced versatility
  • Premium cabin, with the enhanced space and practicality of the r five-door format
  • Permanent all-wheel drive combined with turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an updated six-speed auto transmission deliver excellent performance and fuel economy
  • All-new 240bhp* 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine combining six-cylinder refinement and performance with four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Dynamic and agile handling across varied terrain, available with Adaptive Dynamics featuring MagneRide™
  • All-weather, multi-terrain capability with Land Rover Terrain Response
  • Innovative Range Rover technologies, including 8-inch (203mm) touch-screen display and Surround Camera System
  • Sold in 160 countries worldwide, with North American deliveries from Fall 2011
  • Indicative pricing starting from around $45,000

MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 10, 2010 — The exciting five-door version of the all-new Range Rover Evoque makes its global public debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, 2010.

With its stylish and sporting appearance, combined with larger interior space, the five-door Range Rover Evoque joins the stunning coupe model to create a highly desirable line-up that will define the premium compact SUV segment.

Like the coupe, the five-door Range Rover Evoque remains faithful to the spirit of the groundbreaking Land Rover LRX concept car, offering an innovative new interpretation of the original coupe design.

The five-door Range Rover Evoque also stays true to the core values of the Range Rover brand, providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover multi-terrain capability, but in a more compact package.

“The addition of the five-door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still further,” said Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham.

“While retaining everything that’s great about the Range Rover Evoque coupe, this new
five-door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater practicality, versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Range Rover Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalize the global appeal of the Range Rover marque."

Commitment to sustainability
With the same compact footprint and advanced technologies as the coupe model, the five-door Range Rover Evoque reinforces Land Rover’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The Range Rover Evoque is positioned as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever.

The five-door Range Rover Evoque features lightweight construction techniques and offers a new state-of-the-art petrol engine that comes with direct injection. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to maximize end of life recyclability.

“Enhanced sustainability has been at the center of the design and development of the Range Rover Evoque,” said Phil Popham. “We are offering customers the choice of high-efficiency coupe or five-door bodystyles, and both models are highly relevant, very contemporary and extremely desirable.”

Coupe style and five-door versatility
The five-door Range Rover Evoque offers an exciting new interpretation of the LRX concept car design, combining the dramatic stance and dynamic appeal of the original cross-coupe with the enhanced functionality offered by a five-door format.

“The five-door Range Rover Evoque has the same strong emotional appeal as the coupe, while offering superior versatility,” said Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern. “The key lines remain intact – the dramatic rising beltline, muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and the distinctive taper to the floating roofline – but with a slightly higher rear roof. The finished vehicle offers impressive levels of space and versatility whilst retaining the overall essence, visual robustness and jewel-like detailing of the coupe.”

The more capacious interior of the five-door Range Rover Evoque has been achieved without enlarging the compact footprint of the coupe model: the overall length and width remain identical.

Like the coupe, smart design, meticulous engineering and clever packaging has ensured that the five-door Range Rover Evoque delivers the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and multi-terrain capability while remaining true to the spirit of the LRX concept design.

Interior quality and versatility
The cabin of the Range Rover Evoque is lavishly appointed with premium quality materials and an elegance befitting of a Range Rover interior.

Customers can specify soft, premium leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching providing a luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats.

Measuring 1.18 inches (30mm) taller than the coupe model, the five-door Range Rover Evoque adds further space and versatility to the luxurious cabin. Rear seat passengers benefit from over 1.97 inches (50mm) more shoulder room, along with generous headroom which compares very favorably to traditional sporting sedans.

A full-sized glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort by filling the interior with natural light, and offers greater headroom for all occupants.

The rear seats, with seat belts and head restraints for three passengers, have 60/40 folding rear seats and are equipped with ISOFIX child seat mounts. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a substantial 51 cubic ft (1445 liters).

Sporting dynamics
On the open road, the five-door Range Rover Evoque offers a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.

“The five-door Range Rover Evoque has the same sporting character as the coupe,” said Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs. “We have focused on ensuring that the car is agile and fun to drive, so that customers have a rewarding experience, even in day-to-day urban driving. Advanced technologies such as MagneRide mean we can ensure that this dynamic prowess does not come at the cost of top-quality refinement or comfort.”

The available Adaptive Dynamics system with advanced MagneRide™ dampers provides an exceptional balance between a supple, controlled ride and sharper handling responses.

Capable off-road
Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that, in addition to generous ground clearance, the car has aggressive breakover and departure angles.

The formidable multi-terrain potential of the Range Rover Evoque is enhanced by the latest version of the company’s signature Terrain Response system.

Powertrains
The five-door Range Rover Evoque shares its turbocharged powertrain with the coupe model. The state-of-the-art petrol engine offers smooth and responsive power, delivering 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds*, blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder performance.

The new 240bhp*, 2.0-liter Si4 petrol engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and excellent fuel efficiency.

Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs, said, “We have combined state-of-the-art powertrains with a lightweight bodyshell and a range of low-carbon technologies to deliver fuel efficiency which is outstanding for a premium SUV.”

Innovation
Like the coupe model, the five-door Range Rover Evoque benefits from the same high-end innovative technologies as the larger Range Rover vehicles. An intuitive control system and touch-screen display combines a stylish, uncluttered layout, state-of-the-art functionality with ease of use.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPod and other portable devices.

The Range Rover Evoque is the first Range Rover model to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.

Other features available to Range Rover Evoque customers include:

  • Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system
  • Hard drive navigation system
  • Sirius tuners and HD Digital Radio tuners in addition to AM/FM
  • Rear seat entertainment package, with 8-inch (203mm) video screens, digital wireless
    headphones and touch screen remote control
  • Passive keyless entry system
  • Powered tailgate
  • Xenon adaptive headlamps with auto headlamp dipping
  • Heated windshield, front seats and steering wheel

Three design themes
The five-door Range Rover Evoque follows the coupe model by offering customers the choice of three main vehicle design themes, each with its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package.

‘Pure’ combines the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colors. Soft-touch wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the metal brushed aluminium trim.

‘Prestige’ is the ultimate in Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, standard 19-inch wheels and an additional optional 20-inch wheel, and sparkling metallic details with an interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped.

‘Dynamic’ brings a bolder exterior with available 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colors are available, while the premium sports interior offers unique interior options with splashes of bright contrast color.

Both coupe and five-door models of the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover’s multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide, with North American deliveries from Fall 2011. Indicative pricing starts around $45,000.

* Data based on manufacturer’s estimates. Actual may vary.