More than 400,000 units of Range Rover Evoque have been produced since its introduction in 2011, making the premium compact SUV the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. 2014 marked the Evoque’s most successful year to date, with 125,364 units sold around the world. In Malaysia, JLRM has put more than 1,600 Evoques on the road, as of November 2015.
For 2016, Range Rover Evoque’s cutting-edge exterior design has been further enhanced with a selection of carefully chosen revisions. These subtle but classy updates include a new front bumper and grille design, Xenon headlight with new LED signature daytime running lights (DRLs), rear lamps with signature DRLs that match the front, fog lights, and tailgate spoiler with discreetly integrated third brake lights that emit even light distribution. The Premium SUV comes with 19-inch rims as standard.
The centerpiece of the highly-distinctive cabin is a new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen, with a clear, intuitive user interface called InControl Touch featuring easy-to-navigate menus. It allows users to swipe between screens just like a smartphone. Bluetooth audio and phone capability, an eight-speaker stereo system and USB connectivity are included.
New front seats and door casings combined with a redesigned instrument binnacle promote a sophisticated ambiance to the overall interior. The redesigned speedometer and rev counter dials feature a clean, modern look with a new five-inch, high-resolution TFT display that provides useful information such as fuel range, gear position and ambient temperature. New premium soft-touch materials also create improved levels of quality. For the Malaysian market, the Evoque’s interior includes Panoramic roof and (Ebony Black/Almond/Espresso and Lunar/Cirrus) leather seats with 12-way electric adjustment for driver and front passenger.
Powered by a 240PS/340Nm Si4 2.0-liter petrol engine matched to an advanced ZF nine-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217km/h.
The main highlight among the myriad of new driver-assistance and consumer-centric features must be the Powered Gesture Tailgate, which is a standard feature in the new Evoque.Being a Land Rover at heart, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque comes with Terrain Response which allows the vehicle’s steering, throttle response, gearbox, center-coupling and braking/stability systems to be precisely tailored to the demands of the terrain. The system features four settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow (for slippery conditions on- and off-road); Mud and Ruts; and Sand.
The Range Rover Evoque is priced from RM430,000.00, excluding insurance, and comes with a 5-year or 150,000km warranty, 5-year or 80,000km free scheduled maintenance and 3-year roadside assistance.