RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
1. Leading-edge Design
2. Advanced powertrain and chassis technology
3. Compact architecture and suspension systems
4. Peerless off-road capability
5. Advanced Touch Pro infotainment system
6. Evoque Convertible – the world’s only luxury compact SUV Convertible
7. Advanced driver-assistance systems
8. Designed, engineered and built in the UK
1. LEADING-EDGE DESIGN
The Evoque’s bold exterior features interpretations of classic Range Rover design cues, including the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof and the solid 'wheel-at-each-corner' stance.
The dynamic design is accentuated by its dramatic rising beltline, muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and distinctive taper to the floating roofline. The bold design graphic created by the exaggerated wedge of the window line is emphasised by the black pillars.
Pushing the wheels out to the four corners gives the car its purposeful stance; the wheel arches are wide, but softly integrated into the body. The carefully sculpted corners dramatically reduce the car’s visual overhangs front and rear.
The front-end design makes a powerful statement of Range Rover’s identity with the bold horizontal graphic and distinctive headlamps.
The stylish body exudes a strong sense of luxury quality with its precise and striking details such as the bonnet and side vents. The Range Rover Evoque is available with LED-adaptive headlamps providing a jewel-like quality to the slim front and rear lamps with their LED signature lighting and tapering blade indicator clusters.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer said: “The Range Rover Evoque first established and then dominated the luxury compact SUV sector generating worldwide acclaim and sales success. Our challenge was to evolve the Evoque design without diluting its distinctive character. These latest updates further enhance the desirability of the vehicle in keeping with evolving trends.”
Available in coupé, five-door and convertible body styles, Evoque’s bold and progressive design reaffirms its class-leading status.
Phil Simmons, Exterior Realisation Director, Land Rover, said: “When Evoque debuted in 2011, it translated the LRX concept car’s radical design language to reality almost entirely unaltered. Six years on, Evoque’s leading-edge design retains its wow factor and continues to turn heads. Our carefully-considered design updates ensure Evoque’s status as a ground-breaking automotive design.”
Refined and dynamic exterior
The front bumper has a muscular appearance dominated by the large lower air intakes. These include slimline LED fog lamps, positioned at the top of the intake, finished in Narvik Black for a striking stealth-like appearance.
This attention-to-detail extends throughout, the air intake above the front number plate is contoured to echo the design. Two grille designs are offered, available in three premium finishes, which integrate seamlessly with the recognisable LED headlamp graphic. The standard grille is distinguished by two bold horizontal bars, while a geometric hexagonal design is available on HSE Dynamic models upwards.
The tailgate spoiler and high-level LED stoplight enhances the dynamic look and enhances visibility to following vehicles. Additionally, roof fins added for vehicles specified with Wi-Fi hotspot feature an integrated 4G antenna, ensuring optimum signal strength and internet access speed for up to eight users.
To give customers clearer choice, the colour palette has been amended to 11 options. The Core palette features: Fuji White, Narvik Black, Yulong White, Indus Silver, Corris Grey and Santorini Black; Flex palette includes: Loire Blue, Firenze Red and Kaikoura Stone; and Premium palette options are: Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey. Evoque Convertible is also available in these colours and, unique to the bodystyle, Phoenix Orange.
Enhancing Evoque’s dramatic road presence still further, HSE Dynamic derivatives can be specified with the Black Pack, which includes bonnet and tailgate lettering in Narvik Black, new black Xenon or full LED head, tail and fog lights, and eye-catching 20-inch alloy wheels. The front and rear tow-eye surround is painted in Narvik Black with the exhaust completing the visual upgrade in a dynamic black finish.
A comprehensive range of 17- to 20-inch alloy wheels are available, with the choice of Dynamic or standard body kit. Together with three body styles and 11 exterior colours, Evoque customers can create their perfect, personalised vehicle.
Clear view of the road ahead
The Range Rover Evoque was the first Jaguar Land Rover product to offer full-LED adaptive headlamps, offering a brighter, more evenly distributed light cone, a longer lifespan and reduced demands on the vehicle’s electrical system. The headlamps’ adaptive function enables light beams to be automatically aligned with steering inputs and follow the curves in the road, for more precise and greater illumination of the road ahead.
Full-LED adaptive headlamps allowed the highly-dynamic rectilinear graphic that encompasses both headlamps and indicator functions. LED technology continues to be employed for Evoque’s distinctive daytime-running lights (DRLs), which integrate with both full-LED and traditional projector headlamps.
The vehicle’s LED tail lamps harmoniously echo the full-LED headlamps’ eye-catching new graphic, with the bold geometric motif to underline Evoque’s confident and contemporary exterior design. The tail lamps also feature DRL technology with an integrated indicator function.
The distinctive cabin is defined by premium quality materials, clean surface treatments, and the bold intersection between the solid horizontal elements of the instrument panel and the powerful vertical lines of the centre console. The central focus is the 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, featuring Touch Pro technology.
Luxurious front and rear seats retain Evoque’s outstanding levels of comfort and support while also delivering a sporty, technical aesthetic to perfectly complement the progressive exterior design language. A portfolio of two distinctive seat designs, each with three different materials, is available with four increasingly sophisticated levels of adjustment. This ranges from six-way manual adjustment for both driver and passenger, to luxurious 14-way electric memory seats with four-way lumbar support and fully adjustable bolsters.
Bringing large-car luxury to the most compact Land Rover, Evoque was the first vehicle in its class to offer massage front seats for additional comfort and a truly luxurious experience. Massage seats can be specified in conjunction with cooled 14-way electric memory seats, which are available from HSE specification. A selection of five massage programmes can be selected, controlled via the central touchscreen, providing various levels of back stimulation and helping to reduce driver fatigue.
Interior door casings in both the front and rear of the vehicle echo the striking seat design, with a clean, contemporary feel; the armrests have a lean, taut appearance, with sharp contour lines and extra feature stitch lines adding crisp definition. Meanwhile, soft-touch, deeply-padded luxurious surfaces maximise the door casing’s exceptional tactility.
A selection of 13 contemporary interior colourways is available. All derivatives feature satin-brushed aluminium trim inserts to highlight the strong horizontal instrument panel and the dramatic fast rake of the centre console; the most dynamic derivatives are differentiated by premium textured aluminium inserts for an even more striking appearance.
2018 model year Range Rover Evoque Convertible also comes with the choice of Lunar/Ivory interior (on SE Dynamic models) in addition to the Ebony interior.
The Evoque’s interior is enhanced by a portfolio of ambient lighting packages. In high-series derivatives, this culminates in customer configurable 18-shade interior mood lighting that includes Ultra Violet, Amberglow and Racing Red. Lighting coverage throughout the cabin comes courtesy of full-length lighting under all armrests and door stowage areas front and rear. Drivers simply tailor the lighting to their own preferences via the touchscreen. A stealth mode is available to reduce cabin illumination to a minimum, if desired.
Five desirable trim levels, from Pure to Autobiography
The Range Rover Evoque offers five trim levels:
* Pure offers a textile and grained material seat. Pure is exclusively available in an Ebony Black colourway with six-way manual seat adjustment for both the driver and front passenger, while satin-brushed aluminium trim inserts enhance the cabin’s luxurious appearance. Heated front and rear seats are available as an option. The exterior is differentiated by 17-inch alloy wheels.
* SE adds grained Taurus leather seats with eight-way electric adjustment for both the driver and front passenger in a selection of Ebony Black, Almond/Espresso and Lunar/Cirrus colourways, while 12-way electric memory seats are offered as optional equipment. Distinctive 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard.
* HSE introduces luxurious Oxford leather seats with perforated centres and leather door inserts, while 12-way electric memory seats are included for both front occupants. Customers can also upgrade to 14-way electric memory seats, which enable climate-cooled, massage front seats. Ebony, Ebony/Ivory, and Lunar/Cirrus colourways are available. Eye-catching 19-inch alloy wheels are standard equipment, and buyers can specify full-LED adaptive headlamps.
* HSE Dynamic adds a unique ribbed design of Oxford leather seat, textured aluminium trim inserts and a choice of unique Ebony, Ivory/Lunar, Ebony/Pimento, Ebony/Vintage Tan and Lunar/Ice in addition to the full range of HSE interior colourways. A Dynamic body kit and 19-inch alloy wheels are included in the comprehensive specification.
* Autobiography features an all leather interior. HSE-style Oxford leather seats with perforated centres and embossed headrests, 14-way electric memory seats and the option to upgrade to climate-cooled, massage front seats in addition to unique wheel and tread plate designs.
For Evoque Convertible bodystyles, two trim levels are available:
* SE Dynamic specification includes Brunel Silver fender and (optional) bonnet vents, grille and fog light surrounds. Inside, customers receive perforated Grained leather seats in a sophisticated Ebony/Ebony dual-tone colourway with eight-way electric memory seats (heated optional).
* HSE Dynamic: HSE Dynamic models are differentiated on the exterior by premium Narvik Black components and gloss-black bonnet vents for an even more purposeful appearance. Perforated mid-section Oxford leather seats and elegantly tailored centre-ribbed sections, available in Ebony/Ebony and Lunar/Ivory is standard with 12-way electric adjustment. Optional 14-way climate and massage seats can be specified.HSE Dynamic also offers three exclusive colourways in full Oxford leather: Ebony/Pimento, Ebony/Vintage Tan and Lunar/Ice.
2. ADVANCED POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY
A choice of three compact, lightweight and low-emission four-cylinder Ingenium engines are available for the 2018 model year Evoque. One petrol engine, in two outputs, and two diesel, in three outputs, complete the new powertrain line-up. All five derivatives meet stringent EU6 emissions regulations.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover said: “Ingenium engines are the cornerstone of Jaguar Land Rover’s investment into low-emission technologies in the UK. Environmental-innovation is fundamental to achieving this and Ingenium engines deliver this, along with the performance, efficiency and refinement our customers expect.”
Ingenium diesel engines
Designed in-house by Land Rover and produced at the company’s £500 million Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, UK, the Ingenium 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines are the most fuel-efficient Land Rover diesel engines.
An entirely clean-sheet design, all Ingenium engines are based around a deep-skirt aluminium cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast-iron liners for optimum weight, surface finish and robustness. Fuel is fed to the combustion chambers by an incredibly efficient 1,800bar solenoid common-rail system, providing precision injection with low noise and excellent mixture formation characteristics.
Highly-efficient variable geometry turbochargers create a rapid build-up of torque from very low revs, with maximum torque spread over a wide rev range for instantaneous response and strong acceleration on demand.
A 150PS Td4 offers 380Nm, while returning as much as 67.3mpg (4.2 l/100km)* on the EU combined cycle and emitting as little as 109g/km CO2* when specified with a manual gearbox and two-wheel drive.
The more powerful 180PS Td4 offers an even more potent 430Nm, together with a highly impressive 59mpg (4.8 l/100km)* and 125g/km CO2* for four-wheel-drive derivatives equipped with a manual gearbox.
For the first time on the Evoque nameplate, the series-sequential turbocharged 240PS diesel engine is available. A small-capacity Variable Geometry Turbo enables 500Nm of torque from as little as 1500rpm, while the large low-pressure turbocharger generates 3.7bar of boost to ensure peak power at high engine speeds. The manifold is integrated within the turbine housing to reduce exhaust gas heat losses. The flexible unit is capable of returning 48.7mpg (5.8l/100km) on the EU combined cycle with emissions of 153g/km.
EU6 emissions compliance has been achieved utilising a range of technologies to ensure outstanding environmental sustainability. These include variable exhaust-valve timing, which enables rapid catalyst heating and robust particulate filter generation. Selective catalytic reduction and cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation also help to cut NOx emissions.
Internal friction is 17% less compared with the previous-generation turbodiesel engine, boosting efficiency, smoothness and responsiveness. Advanced friction-reducing technologies include roller bearings on cam and balancer shafts, a simplified cam-drive system, variable-flow oil and water pumps, electronically controlled piston-cooling jets, and an offset crankshaft.
Land Rover engineers have paid particular attention to reducing weight while maintaining excellent strength and high levels of refinement. Replacing the previously used iron block, the all-aluminium Ingenium engines are 20-30kg lighter, and stiff cylinder blocks and twin balancer shafts ensure inherently low levels of vibration. Decoupled injectors and 0.5mm ovality on the injection-pump drive-sprocket also contribute to the Ingenium engine’s exceptional quietness.
Not only are the new Ingenium engines substantially lighter, more fuel-efficient and more refined than previous engines, they’re also more affordable and convenient to own thanks to servicing intervals extended from 16,000 to 21,000** miles on all-wheel drive models, with no impact on longevity.
Longer servicing intervals have been achieved by introducing several innovations, including a low-friction piston/bore interface that reduces oil consumption, the use of a very high quality oil featuring state-of-the-art additive packages, and a filtration system that benefits from a significantly cleaner combustion process. Crucially, Evoque’s reduced fuel consumption minimises combustion gasses and therefore the number of small particles that the filtration system must remove from the oil, while improved bore technology also reduces possible contaminates from each cylinder. As a result, the oil filter – and therefore the oil – stays significantly cleaner for longer.
A new Diesel-Exhaust Fluid (DEF) AdBlue™ after-treatment system further enhances environmental sustainability. The system sprays an aqueous urea DEF solution into the exhaust system, neutralising harmful gasses such as nitrogen oxide emissions. Selective catalytic reduction and cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation also cut NOx emissions.
Four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines
The 2018 model year Range Rover Evoque also receives Jaguar Land Rover’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines for the first time. Technologies including an integrated exhaust manifold, 200bar direct injection system and twin-scroll turbocharger are key to the engines’ responsiveness and efficiency.
Producing 240PS and 365Nm, this compact, lightweight and powerful engine ensures the flexibility essential for responsive in-gear acceleration, towing up to 1,800kg and tackling all-terrain conditions. The unit achieves 38.7mpg (7.3l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 165g/km.
The 290PS derivative can accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 231km/h (144mph) and still return 37.2mpg and 173g/km of CO2.
The engines feature electrohydraulic control of the inlet valves. This cutting-edge technology enables variable valve lift, so load control is managed primarily by the intake valves rather than the throttle. This reduces pumping losses and provides unmatched flexibility and control over airflow into the combustion chambers, improving power and torque, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
The new 290PS Ingenium engine also features turbo ball bearings which provide significant performance improvements to the turbocharger, including transient response and better efficiency when compared to standard journal bearings.
All Ingenium engines are available with two and four-wheel drive and a choice of state-of-the-art nine-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmissions.
The Range Rover Evoque Td4 was the first Land Rover vehicle to be designated as an ‘E-Capability’ variant, highlighting its status as Land Rover’s most efficient vehicle. A blue ‘Evoque’ badge is applied to signpost the most efficient models. The eD4 Coupe and five-door 2WD manual models, fitted with the 150PS Ingenium engine will feature the blue nameplate badge. The former offers 109g/km CO2 while the five-door model offers 113g/km CO2. In addition, the 125g/km all-wheel drive model will also wear the blue badge.
3. COMPACT ARCHITECTURE AND SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The Range Rover Evoque is based on Jaguar Land Rover’s smallest architecture and suspension system which have been developed to deliver outstanding dynamics both on- and off-road.
The exceptionally strong, lightweight monocoque body structure has been developed to deliver outstanding stiffness and refinement together with excellent crash cell performance. The structure was optimised using the latest computer multi-dimensional simulation tools, and uses up to 18 per cent special high-strength and Boron ultra-high-strength steels in strategic load-bearing areas, including the A- and B-pillars and the sills.
Weight-saving practices are found throughout the bodyshell and chassis of the Evoque, including:
* Optimised steel body structure with up to 18 per cent of Boron/High Strength Steels in key load-bearing areas
* Plastic front fenders and tailgate assembly
* Aluminium hood and roof panels
* Magnesium cross car beam
* Aluminium front lower control arms and front/rear suspension knuckles
Mounted to this stable structure, the Range Rover Evoque’s fully independent suspension system features coil sprung struts front and rear together with isolated front and rear subframes.
Evoque’s blend of compliant suspension, rewarding handling and responsive electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system makes it an involving and incredibly comfortable vehicle to drive. This peerless duality has been achieved with the latest front suspension subframe and rear suspension bushings fitted, for maximum effectiveness in all conditions.
Range Rover Evoque continues to be offered with a choice of three drivetrains: entry-level two-wheel drive, Standard Driveline four-wheel drive, and Active Driveline, a revolutionary on-demand driveline technology.
Active Driveline can intelligently switch between two- and four-wheel drive in just 350milliseconds as conditions dictate, reducing driveline friction in two-wheel-drive mode to increase efficiency. Active Driveline enhances on and off-road capability further thanks to Torque Vectoring, controlled by a pair of electronically-controlled clutches located either side of the rear differential. The clutches quickly distribute torque to the rear wheel with superior grip, improving traction in low-grip off-road situations as well as increasing driver engagement on the road.
The Evoque protects occupants using the strong and stable safety cell, which is complemented by a comprehensive system of airbags and restraints. The occupant safety package includes a carefully-optimised restraint system including driver and passenger, knee, and side curtain and thorax airbags.
4. PEERLESS OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY
The Range Rover Evoque has always been as outstanding to drive off-road as on it, with class-leading approach (25 degrees), breakover (22 degrees), and departure (33 degrees) angles (all standard body kit), a wading depth of 500mm, and a suite of advanced all-terrain technologies.
Whatever the weather, Evoque continues to deliver the all-terrain capability that is a hallmark of the Land Rover brand, making use of a unique suite of technologies to maximise performance and safety in challenging on- and off-road conditions.
The primary technology is Terrain Response, which adapts the responses of the vehicle’s engine, gearbox, centre coupling and braking/stability systems to match the demands of the terrain, optimising driveability and comfort as well as maximising traction.
The Range Rover Evoque has four Terrain Response settings, selected via a control on the centre console: General Driving (on-road and easy off-road); Grass/Gravel/Snow (slippery conditions, on- and off-road); Mud and Ruts; and Sand. An additional Dynamic setting is available for cars specified with Adaptive Dynamics.
All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) enhances Evoque’s highly-accomplished four-wheel-drive chassis with signature Terrain Response® technology.
ATPC allows a very low speed – lower than the natural creep speed of the vehicle, if desired – to be automatically maintained in challenging off-road environments where steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip levels make continuing an ideal speed difficult.
ATPC can be initiated either from rest or on the move, with no pedal inputs necessary other than releasing the brake pedal if the vehicle is stationary. The driver simply enables or disables ATPC via a switch on the centre console and inputs the desired speed via the cruise-control function’s steering-wheel-mounted controls. The driver can then focus on simply steering the vehicle, although accelerator and brake inputs will over-ride the system if required.
Operational in forward and reverse gears from 1.1mph to 19mph (1.8km/h to 30km/h), ATPC reduces driver workload to ensure Land Rover’s world-renowned off-road capability is more accessible than ever before.
Wade Sensing removes the uncertainty in deeper water
Every Evoque can wade through water to a depth of 500mm, an invaluable benefit in off-road situations and when roads are flooded. Relaying information from sensors in the door mirrors, the Wade Sensing™ feature informs the driver of the water depth with a visual display on the vehicle's 10-inch touchscreen and an audible tone that increases as the depth rises. The driver can see both the current depth of the water along with how much deeper the car can safely wade.
5. ADVANCED TOUCH PRO INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
A suite of advanced infotainment and driver-assistance systems keep Evoque at the cutting-edge of technological innovation.
The Touch Pro infotainment system optimises in-car connectivity by providing fast responses and intuitive operation. Introduced from launch on the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, it is available as an option on coupe and five-door derivatives. The enhanced set-up is delivered via a high-definition, capacitive 10-inch touchscreen.
The touchscreen functions like a smartphone, the home screen can be customised: wallpaper can be set to any image, and widgets can be added to provide shortcuts to favourite features. It’s even possible to add extra home screens. And the touchscreen accepts the ‘pinch to zoom’ gestures familiar to all smartphone users, all displayed in the clear 21:9 super-wide format with 1280x542 pixel resolution.
Satellite navigation benefits from dead-reckoning functionality that accurately positions the vehicle even when GPS signals can no longer be received.
Utilising a data connection enables even greater functionality and location-based features. Even before the journey starts, customers can choose their route and send it to their vehicle from their smartphone thanks to InControl Connect Pro. Evoque offers door-to-door route planning and guidance incorporating public transport options. Commute Mode learns your daily drive so that it can automatically offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using real-time traffic information, and Arrival Mode shows a 360-degree interactive view of your destination when you’re 200m away, as well as suggesting the nearest available car parking spaces.
Users can swipe to two further screens, providing access to a wider range of features, including Wi-Fi hotspot, parking cameras, Eco Data, Wade Sensing and rear-seat climate-control settings.
Voice Recognition and SMS text functionality is also combined with the satellite-navigation system. This enables one-shot voice destination entry and allows the customer to make a phone call or select a radio station simply by voice command.
A premium 11-speaker Meridian sound system is standard, with the option to upgrade to a 17-speaker, 825w surround-sound stereo system. This top-of-the-range audio system includes a subwoofer and amplifier that incorporates modern digital processing technology for the ultimate in sound quality. Both sound systems are tailored specifically to complement Evoque’s unique interior acoustics. Touch Pro also brings rear-seat entertainment capability with eight-inch video screens and digital wireless headphones.
The original InControl Touch system is available as standard, displayed through an eight-inch touchscreen flanked by hard buttons.
In-car connectivity with InControl Apps
InControl Apps can be specified with both infotainment systems, as part of the optional InControl Connect Plus Pack, and allows the user to connect an Apple or Android smartphone to the vehicle’s dedicated USB port and access well known apps optimised for in-car use via the touchscreen.
A suite of InControl™ technologies is also available, including:
* Wi-Fi Hotspot, which allows up to eight devices to be connected to a 4G hotspot providing occupants with internet access
* InControl™ Protect allows owners to summon roadside assistance or the emergency services, and an SOS signal is automatically triggered in the event of airbag deployment
* InControl™ Secure displays vehicle status information via a smartphone app. Owners can check if the vehicle is locked or unlocked, and remotely lock the doors if required; remotely activate the lights and horn to aid vehicle location; pre-heat or cool the interior prior to a journey; track the vehicle should it be stolen, and automatically alert the owner with an SMS text message
6. EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE – THE WORLD’S ONLY LUXURY COMPACT SUV CONVERTIBLE
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible and the first ever convertible production Range Rover. Positioned at the pinnacle of the Evoque portfolio, the convertible broadens the desirability of the Evoque family further, taking the Land Rover brand to a new audience of customers looking for a unique combination of roof-down luxury and refinement.
Land Rover’s design and engineering teams carefully evaluated all possible convertible roof systems before opting for a sophisticated Z-fold fabric roof from Webasto.
Featuring tension bow architecture to complement Evoque’s crisply defined proportions, a flush-fitting heated glass rear window complements the luxurious acoustic insulation for maximum refinement. Evoque Convertible’s roof system lowers in just 18 seconds and raises in 21 seconds when the concealed roof button in the centre console is pressed. It also allows all four windows to be simultaneously raised or lowered for maximum convenience.
In addition, a rear wind deflector can be quickly installed between the rear three quarter trim panels, enhancing refinement when the roof is stowed.
Advantages of the five-layer polyacrylic roof design when compared with folding hardtop solutions include reduced weight and improved centre of gravity, and the ability to raise or lower the roof at speeds of up to 30mph (48km/h). Evoque Convertible’s spacious 251-litre luggage capacity is retained, whether the roof is open or closed.
Available exclusively in Ebony Black, Evoque Convertible’s luxurious fabric roof echoes the distinctive graphic of Evoque coupé’s optional contrast roof.
Once the roof is lowered, discreet hinged panels located at the rear of the interior fold flush to conceal the mechanism, ensuring Evoque’s contemporary lines retain a clean and uncluttered appearance.
A Roll-Over Protection Device (RPD) features deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear quarter panel. The RPD automatically deploys two aluminium bars in 90milliseconds in the unlikely event of a roll-over situation, to create a safety space for occupants.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible features a spacious and contemporary four-seat interior defined by luxury materials and soft-touch surfaces. The strikingly minimalist dashboard architecture juxtaposes the bold horizontal sweep of the instrument panel with the dynamic vertical rake of the centre console. All Evoque Convertible models feature fixed twin rear seats, with a central bolster, and revised quarter trim speakers.
Interior volumes are among the very best when compared with conventional convertibles. Evoque Convertible’s large luggage compartment provides 251-litres of storage space with the roof open or closed. A ski hatch can be specified to accommodate through-loading of larger items for enhanced versatility.
The Evoque Convertible’s seating provides outstanding comfort and support while featuring a sportier, more technical aesthetic. The door casings reinforce this clean, contemporary feel, with revised contour lines, extra feature stitch lines and reprofiled, more deeply padded armrests for exceptional comfort and visual refinement.
A new locking glovebox function is automatically activated with the central-locking system for additional security, even when the roof is stowed.
Alan Volkaerts, Range Rover Evoque Vehicle Line Director, said: “Producing a convertible Range Rover presented a unique set of engineering challenges, including maintaining torsional rigidity despite the removal of the roof structure, providing roll-over protection in an open-top vehicle designed to tilt to 35 degrees, and offering the luxurious interior refinement demanded by Range Rover customers.
“Land Rover’s exhaustive test schedule ensures all of those targets have been achieved. Evoque Convertible is not only the world’s first convertible for all seasons, it’s also every inch a Land Rover.”
Significant chassis bracings support the unique load casings of the convertible model, ensuring comparable torsional rigidity versus the coupé model. This ensures an on-road driving experience and off-road capability closely-matched with the hard top model.
Approach, breakover and departure angles of 19.0, 18.9 and 31.0 degrees respectively provide outstanding all-terrain performance. Evoque Convertible can also scale extremely steep 45-degree gradients, safely tilt to an incredible 35 degrees, and wade through water up to 500mm deep.
7. ADVANCED DRIVER-ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
Evoque features a full suite of advanced assistance features including Blind Spot Monitor and Closing Vehicle Sensing, Head-Up Display, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Condition Monitor for maximum convenience and safety.
All-round convenience: Hands-free Gesture Tailgate
Driver convenience is further demonstrated by the Gesture Tailgate technology. The system provides a hands-free solution for drivers to access the boot space even when they have their hands full. The system is available with keyless entry and parking aid and allows the owner to open and close the tailgate by simply waving their foot underneath the rear bumper of the vehicle.
The sensors are located at each corner of the rear bumper to allow operation from the kerb side and in the event that a trailer is being towed. As the customer swipes their foot underneath the bumper, the tailgate opens, making it possible to place any items into the loadspace without having to put them down.
Evoque’s capability to tow up to 1,800kg is unaffected. Customers can close the tailgate via either activating the Gesture Tailgate again, the keyfob or a button located on the tailgate.
360 degree Parking Aid
Exclusive to Evoque Convertible, 360 degree Park Distance Controls provide the driver with virtual object tracking along the sides of the vehicle, giving confidence in confined situations, like multi-storey car parks, at speeds up to 16 km/h (10mph).
Autonomous Emergency Braking avoids or minimises the impact of collisions
Operational from 5-80km/h (3-50mph), Autonomous Emergency Braking helps the driver to avoid accidents when the vehicle is travelling at speeds below 50km/h (32mph), and greatly reduces the severity of any impacts between 50-80km/h (32-50mph).
The system uses the stereo camera mounted next to the rear-view mirror to monitor objects that pose a risk of collision, such as queuing traffic. If a collision is likely, the system will alert the driver with both a visual and audible warning. If no avoiding action is taken, an additional driver warning is triggered while the system applies maximum braking pressure to bring the vehicle to a controlled autonomous stop.
Autonomous Emergency Braking is available when Lane Keeping Assist or Lane Departure Warning systems are specified.
Lane Keeping Assist for maximum safety
Making driving more relaxing and safer, Lane Keeping Assist complements Lane Departure Warning, which warns the driver if they are drifting out of their lane. Lane Keeping Assist actively helps the driver to stay in the correct lane by adding any necessary steering correction.
Should Lane Keeping Assist sense that the driver is unintentionally changing lanes, it initiates a gentle steering input to return the vehicle to its intended position. Lane Keeping Assist is designed to be completely unobtrusive: it is not active if the indicators are activated, the driver can easily steer against it, and the system can be entirely disengaged if desired.
Driver Condition Monitor: the early warning system for driver fatigue
Driver fatigue is a major cause of road accidents. Driver Condition Monitor technology is based on driver steering inputs. Should the technology detect the jerky, non-linear movements typical of driver suffering the symptoms of fatigue, it automatically triggers an audible and visual warning in the instrument cluster.
Leading traction and stability systems
At the heart of the Evoque’s advanced traction and stability systems is a sophisticated electronic control unit which monitors the car at all times, and can individually adjust the braking forces and engine torque applied to each wheel to optimise the handling and help the driver retain control in extreme manoeuvres.
The control unit takes into account a wide variety of inputs including individual wheel speeds, cornering yaw rates, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, vehicle speed, gear and clutch engagement, brake pressure, accelerator position and the settings of the Hill Descent Control and Terrain Response systems.
The full suite of traction and stability systems includes:
* Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
* Roll Stability Control (RSC)
* Traction Control System (TCS)
* Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
* Hill Start Assist (HSA)
* Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC)
* Engine Drag torque Control (EDC)
For additional safety, Evoque benefits from the latest electronic active safety systems, including:
* Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
* Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
* Emergency brake lights (EBL)
* Emergency brake assist (EBA)
* Corner Brake Control (CBC)
8. DESIGNED, ENGINEERED AND BUILT IN THE UK
Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s centre of excellence in Gaydon, UK, the full Evoque line-up is built at the company’s multi-award-winning Halewood manufacturing plant, supported by the UK Regional Growth Fund.