Land Rover to premiere the 2015 Range Rover Evoque at Geneva

Land Rover is showcasing the more powerful and dynamic Range Rover Evoque at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Introduced in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has received a number of accolades for its combination of unique design, interior craftsmanship, agile handling and off-road capability. Thanks to a competitive pricing, a range of powerful yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, an ‘on demand’ active driveline and a responsive 9-speed automatic ZF transmission, the Evoque continues to appeal to the masses with more than 270,000 units achieved globally. (click to enlarge)

The derivatives for the 2015 Range Rover Evoque are the Autobiography Dynamics and the LandRover InControl Apps. Autobiography dynamics is meant for the top-of-the-line Evoque, which also include the Pure, Dynamic and Prestige versions. With Autobiography dynamics, the Evoque gets that performance-oriented element, an enhanced dynamic body styling, 20-inch forged alloy wheels finished in satin grey, and on the inside, premium leather interior details with Autobiography embossed headrests for the sports or premium seats.

2015 Range Rover Evoque in either 5-door or Coupe version presents equally striking demeanor

Available in either coupé or 5-door, the 2015 Evoque’s exterior trims certainly evoke much road presence. The new exterior trims include a new design of grille, lower front valance, darkened headlights, new foglight surrounds, ‘Autobiography’ illuminated tread plates, clear rear lights, Santorini Black contrast roof, and ingot badging on the tailgate and front wing vents. On the side, the body-color side trim visually lowers the vehicle and creates an athletic, purposeful stance. For the Evoque Autobiography Dynamic, there’s an exclusive and new Phoenix orange premium metallic body color.

Inside, Autobiography Dynamic customers have the choice of a dynamic plus leather interior with either sports or premium climate seats in a range of four colors. The front seats also feature the Autobiography embossed logo, while the dashboard is highlighted with dark brushed aluminium trim accents unique to this edition. Enhancing Land Rover’s existing suite of connected-car technologies, Land Rover InControl Apps is appearing for the first time in the 2015 Evoque. InControl Apps enables vehicle-optimized smartphone (Android and iPhone) apps to be displayed and controlled with their original look and feel from the vehicle’s touchscreen.

The 2015 Range Rover Evoque is powered by an upgraded version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that’s mated to a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission with adaptive shift. Power output and torque register 285PS and 400Nm, a substantial 45PS and 60Nm increase from its predecessor. It is also possible to reach 0 – 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The transmission’s Sport mode and steering-wheel-mounted CommandShift gear-selector paddles provide even more driver involvement when desired. Meantime, the powerplant’s Active Driveline assists to better traction, efficiency and agility. Active driveline is the world’s first four-wheel-drive system of its kind that seamlessly switches to front-wheel drive during steady-state driving at speeds over 22mph, eliminating virtually all drag losses from the rear driveline. When circumstances dictate, the four-wheel-drive system automatically reactivates within 300 milliseconds.

In addition, Active driveline optimally distributes torque between the rear wheels, whilst also having the ability to lock them together. This provides improved traction and composure off road, whilst also enhancing performance on road. Meanwhile, torque vectoring by braking (TVB) operates on all four wheels to reduce understeer, and is included as standard equipment on the Autobiography Dynamic. TVB operates on low-grip surfaces, but its capability is extended to high-grip surfaces, ensuring even more agile and responsive handling characteristics.

The Evoque Autobiography Dynamic’s chassis has been optimized for even sharper handling, and to further increase driver enjoyment, steering has been specially tuned for additional on-center precision; the chassis also features upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated adaptive dampers, increasing agility and turn-in response. This has been achieved without impacting on the Evoque’s compliant ride quality.

To ensure optimum stopping power, the Autobiography Dynamic Evoque is fitted wiith upgraded 350mm front brake discs. Front and rear Suspensions comprise of MacPherson struts and strut with lateral and longitudinal links with anti-roll bar.

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