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range rover evoqueWhen shopping a luxury SUV, few people have in mind Land Rover models.The British manufacturer, now under the yoke of Indias Tata with Jaguar,however, is not the latest addition to the subject, offering decades vehicles capable of facing the African jungle with its off-road abilitiesand the worldly jungle, with its luxury and prestige.History of increasing sales volume and enjoy the manna in the niche luxury compact SUV,the manufacturer introduced this year the Range Rover Evoque, its most compact, lightest and most fuel efficient ever produced .
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE Models and specifications
Since it is the name Range Rover, the Evoque wants to be more upscale than the LR2 model with only the brand Land Rover. Moreover, contrary to what was thought initially, the two vehicles will share almost any component. The bishop is intended to compete with the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK, BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60. It will also model the greenest of the manufacturer, not only because its displacement is reduced, but because his entire design tends to minimize its environmental footprint, particularly due to the use of recycled materials in the design of several elements. The body is constructed entirely of aluminum, providing the vehicle incomparable lightness.
Cut and FamilyWe have always been attracted by the style of Land Rover models and their uniqueness. These are vehicles that stand in stark contrast to what is found on the market and the Evoque is no exception. If his appearance seemed successful photo, it is even more true. Modeled on the LRX concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto in 2008, the Evoque displays a very dynamic style, with its plunging roofline at the rear. It is a common feature these days, but combined with a waistline that rises to the rear and a glazed area ultrareduite, we obtain a rather unique design. His presence is all the more highlighted with 20-inch wheels, available on some versions. This SUV will certainly turn heads with its style and color choices, some far more fragmented.
Where Evoque stands out from the competition is that it comes in two configurations, either cut and five-door. Admittedly, while the coupe has a style, even if he loses a bit of practicality. It is also a little lower (30 mm) than the five-door Evoque. Both versions come with a variety of thematic clusters, making some cosmetic variations such sills to match the bodywork.
A four-cylinder turboUnder the hood, the only engine offered in Canada will be a four-cylinder 2.0-liter, all-new Land Rover. Very modern, this engine offers such as direct injection technology and develops a more than reasonable power of 240 horses for a couple of 251lb-ft. He is married to the only transmission is a six-speed automatic. According to the manufacturer, the 0-100 km / h in about 7.6 seconds.
Of course, the Range Rover comes standard with all-wheel drive and like all models of the manufacturer, it has good off-road capabilities. Obviously, there are very few people will walk in the wood, but it does not let Evoque impose whatever conditions. A selector with icons representing various types of conduct (snow, sand, off-road ...) can quickly choose the most appropriate mode, depending on conditions.
On board, we find all the luxury and refinement of type Range Rover. We feel truly Rover on a reduced size. Only the round control of the transmission, borrowed from the Jaguar XF and XJ, and unfolding of the console once the vehicle starts, brings a certain distinction. Moreover, we appreciate the comfort, craftsmanship and quality.
A world first testAs part of the presentation suggests, we were invited to the center of development of Land Rover in England to attend a seminar on vehicle technology. But it was not expected that we can take the wheel. Only a dynamic test as a passenger was on the agenda. No inhibitions and without the knowledge of our public relations, our persistence paid off and with the agreement of some employees at Land Rover, I was able to slip behind the wheel and drive a few miles on the test track.
First, we quickly found a good driving position. The shuttle lands under control and visibility at the front is excellent. However, as you might expect, the small size of the rear reduces vision. Once running, the small four-cylinder shows an unexpected passion. While we do not get the effect of a six-cylinder, but the turbo engine torque at low engine speeds provides linear acceleration and interesting. The six-speed automatic transmission is proving successful and changes gear without hesitation. Only the sound betrays the reduced number of cylinders. According to the manufacturer, the Evoque has an average consumption of about 8.7 L/100 km, which seems excellent, but will check.
The bishop is also the first brand to have an electric power steering and to end its exclusive, it may, depending on the version, include a magnetic suspension, based conditions, adjust the firmness of the damper for maximum comfort and performance. A simple electric current a magnetic fluid reacted in shock. This technology enables a response time much faster than similar systems that modulate the level of fluid in the damper.
History to conclude this essay with discretion, it took the wheel gives me my hood back before the point, not to offend my Italian colleagues who could not enjoy the same privilege. A real James Bond!
As for this, it is part of a segment that has several other manufacturers find their account. The recipe seems to point and it is very likely that we will see much more emblems Land Rover on the road with the arrival of the model this fall. Hopefully, reliability, often criticized element manufacturer, will be in there! But the manufacturer says that the battery of endurance tests undergone by the Evoque was inconclusive. Thats one more thing to check, but in the meantime, give it a chance.
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May 26, 2013, Sunday