Land Rover has officially revealed the 2016 facelift of its fastest-selling model, the Range Rover Evoque. The 2016 luxury compact SUV promises a comprehensive range of new design features and technologies to reinforce its status as the market leader. For 2016, Range Rover Evoque’s exterior design has been further enhanced with a selection updates. 2016 model year Evoque is the first Jaguar Land Rover product to be offered with full-LED adaptive headlamps. More exterior updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, and three all-new alloy wheel designs.
Interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen, and the introduction of new colour and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only) complementing Evoque’s bold architectural forms.
Along with the new 2016 Evoque, Land Rover’s advanced new diesel engine also debuts. The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine, 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors ensuring low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, is available in two power outputs: 150PS and a more potent 180PS unit. The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s advanced 240PS Si4 petrol engine that is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 7.6 seconds and achieving a top speed of 217km/h (135mph).
Speaking about the new Range Rover Evoque, Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said, “The Range Rover Evoque first established and then dominated the luxury compact SUV sector generating worldwide acclaim and sales success. Our challenge has been to evolve the Evoque design without diluting its distinctive character.”
Other than the array of standard safety net, the 2016 model year Evoque also receives Lane-Keeping Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Attention Assist Estimation. The Lane-Keeping Assist uses the stereo digital camera to prevent unintended lane changes by monitoring road markings. If the vehicle begins to drift into an adjacent lane without the driver signalling beforehand, Lane-Keeping Assist applies a gentle steering correction to maintain its lane position.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) on the other hand prevents or greatly reduces the severity of accidents in the event of the driver failing to take preventative action. Using an advanced forward-facing stereo digital camera, the system can identify potential hazards ahead. If a collision risk is detected, the driver is alerted by visual and audible prompts and, if the driver fails to take evasive action, the system helps to avoid collisions below 50km/h (32mph), and reduces the severity of an impact at speeds below 80km/h (50mph).
Attention Assist Estimation completes the trio of advanced new safety systems fitted to 2016 model year Evoque. Attention Assist Estimation monitors steering inputs to detect when a driver is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Audible alarms and visual warnings signal when drowsiness is detected.
Specific pricing by market will be announced closer to launch. Indicative pricing for the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque will be comparable with the current model.