Land Rover Evoque SUV Review
The 2011 Land Rover Evoqueis the company’s newest design that is slated to be released to the public in the summer of 2011. The model will be available in two body styles, a three-door hatchback premium crossover coupé and the other a five-door with a sleek and striking design.
Advanced technology is widespread on the Land Rover Evoque.An eight-inch touchscreen is included that is used to control the vehicle’s infotainment system, most of which functions by means of a sophisticated voice control system. There is a comprehensive range of connectivity options including iPhone and other smartphones, iPod, Bluetooth, and USB. There will be a wide range of audio systems that will also provide connectivity for MP3 digital music players.
The engine of the Land Rover Evoque will be a 2.0 liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that will be capable of producing 240 horsepower. It will be available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and in two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The engine is designed to have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions with a fuel economy of 60 mpg.
The Land Rover Evoque will also include the most up-to-date version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system that enables driving in all conditions, including general driving, driving on grass, over gravel, in snow and on sand with additions for sports driving and an economical mode. Another technology unique to Land Rover and to be included in the Land Rover Evoque is Hill Descent Control which allows the vehicle to go down a hill with rough terrain smoothly and skillfully without the need to touch the brake pedal. The push of a button will allow the vehicle’s anti-lock brake system to control the speed of each wheel. To ensure that the vehicle can perform in almost any road condition, Land Rover’s Gradient release Control and Hill Start Assist will also be available on the Land Rover Evoque.
The interior of the Land Rover Evoque is spacious and designed with premium lavish materials, such as polished woods, soft leather and chrome detailing. The center console, made of aluminum, runs the length of cabin and serves to separate the four interior seats. Two padded seating areas are located in the tailgate and have integrated cup holders. The sense of a light, airy interior is reinforced by the open framework of the seating which serves the dual purpose of providing storage areas under the seats and the floors. The rear seats have power adjustments and can fold down when necessary to produce a large, flat storage area, big enough to hold two mountain bikes with the front wheels removed. Lighting inside the Land Rover Evoque uses LED technology and the color can be adjusted to match any mood. A full glass panoramic roof is standard and serves to enhance the sense of space.
The 2011 Land Rover Evoque is designed to perform equally well, whether driving in the city, on the highway or off-road in almost any weather conditions. Quicker response and better agility are made possible by its lighter weight and more compact footprint that give you a vehicle with engaging and sporty driving dynamics.
06-15-2011 08:55 AM