The Range Rover Evoque has been revised for 2014 including the introduction of a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Other enhancements include lowering the fuel consumption by up to 11.4 percent and reducing CO2 emissions by up to 9.5 percent – depending on model.
The 2014 Evoque will be available to order from quarter four of 2013, so that purchasers will benefit from the new 9-speed automatic transmission, new driveline technologies, seven new driver assistance features and detail design enhancements inside and out.
The driver assistance capabilities of Evoque are enhanced with the introduction of features including: Park Exit (to automatically exit parallel parking bays), Perpendicular Park (to position the car centrally in parking bays), Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection (to warn drivers of oncoming traffic), Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Wade Sensing.
Range Rover Evoque New Technology
There are two new Technology options for the Evoque – InControlTM Remote and InControlTM Secure.
Land Rover InControlTM Remote allows owners to trigger an SOS Emergency Call which automatically informs the emergency services of the vehicle’s position, in the event of an accident. A button concealed behind a flap in the overhead console (to avoid accidental triggering), activates the system manually. A second button connects to Land Rover Assistance if the need for technical assistance arises.
Land Rover InControlTM Secure tracksthe vehicle in the event of a theft using advance tracking technology. It raises a silent alarm at a secure operating centre where a third party service provider will assist the relevant local authorities in a timely recovery of the vehicle. The system ensures the vehicle complies with the Thatcham Category 6 standard.
Also available as an option Active Driveline, is an ‘on demand’ four-wheel drive system which enhances agility and improves fuel efficiency by operating in front-wheel drive only during steady-state driving at speeds above 22mph. The new system monitors vehicle dynamics and automatically reconnects four-wheel drive (within 300 milliseconds) whenever it is needed. Active Driveline also features Active Torque Biasing with electronic-Diff (e-Diff) technology to distribute torque between the rear wheels, optimising traction and stability. Active Driveline will be available initially on the Si4 petrol engine.
In addition, a Torque Vectoring by Braking feature, available across all powertrains, further enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque between all four wheels to counteract understeer. It features in both the Active Driveline and the Evoque’s standard four-wheel drive system.
Range Rover Evoque 2014 Engine Line-Up
There is a choice of either the 2.2 diesel 150PS engine, 2.2 diesel 190PS engine or 2.0 Petrol 240PS engine. With the new 9-speed automatic transmission and Active Driveline, fuel economy (for EU-5 compliant vehicles) is improved by up to 11.4 percent and CO2 emissions are reduced by as much as 9.5 percent. Combined fuel consumption for the 2014 range is up to 57.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions starting from as low as 129 g/km.Published 20 August 2013