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Dubbed as the most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced, the Evoque offers bold design and state-of-the-art technology while keeping in touch with Land Rover's multi-terrain capability. Priced at a not-so-affordable P 5.350-M for the 5-door version and P 5.50-million for the 3-door coupe, the Evoque counters that by offering premium levels of craftsmanship and high-degrees of personalization--something its rivals cannot match.
Personalization aside though, the Evoque comes with just one engine: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct-injection. Coupled with a turbocharger, this engine pushes out 240 horsepower. Together with its six-speed transmission as well as all-around independent suspension with MagneRide (tm) magnetorheological damper technology, the Evoque will certainly be as comfortable and capable both on- and off-road.
Range Rover Evoque Now Driving in the Philippines
LRPhils Motors Inc. officially unveiled its latest addition to the Range Rover line, the all-new Range Rover Evoque – the smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. The Range Rover Evoque stays true to the core values of Range Rover, providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain capability while embodied in a more compact package.
Equipped with an all-new 240-horsepower Si4 turbocharged direct injected 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, Range Rover Evoque delivers excellent performance and fuel economy. Its suspension is configured for dynamic and agile handling across varied terrain featuring with its MagneRide™ magnetorheological damper technology. The Range Rover Evoque evolved from the LRX concept vehicle, capturing the latter’s cross-coupe design, a bold deviation from the traditional Range Rover structure. The landmark Range Rover also delivers the sleek low-profile of the LRX without compromising the interior space and the traditional elevated Command driving position.
“Range Rover Evoque is a new generation of SUV that attracts customers who have not previously considered getting an SUV. However, it stands out from the crowd with its performance and design features that can only be experienced from a premium Land Rover vehicle,” said Mr. Wellington Soong, president and chairman of Land Rover Philippines.
“It is the most exciting Range Rover yet, with worldwide orders already passing the 4,000 mark and awards tallying to 53 from 15 different countries,” added Soong. The latest accolade comes from UK’s 4x4 Magazine naming it the “4x4 of the Year”. Recent recognitions also include Car of the Year in the UK AutoExpress New Car Honours, Scottish Car of the Year, US Motor Trend's SUV of the Year, BBC Top Gear's Car of the Year, Car and Driver Spain Car of the Year, and the Design Trophy from l'Automobile in France.
Innovative Range Rover technologies include an 8-inch (203mm) touch-screen display, a 360-degree Surround Camera System composed of five digital cameras that provide real-time viewing, adaptive auto-dipping xenon headlamps that follow the curves of the road and automatically switches between high and low beam as needed, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming. Range Rover Evoque is also the first Range Rover to offer customers the option of two-wheel drive.
Aside from city driving, the Range Rover Evoque can also deliver fun-to-drive sporting handle on various tough terrains with exclusive built-in Land Rover technologies like the Terrain Response and Hill Descent Control systems. It passed the grueling 5,000-mile full-speed non-stop driving test at Nürburgring, Germany and also underwent a month-long ‘king of the sand’ durability cycle in the Middle East through dirt roads, off-road sand-driving, and tough inclines in intense desert heat. The Land Rover test center in the UK drove the Range Rover Evoque through deep mud and clay at the Eastnor Castle proving grounds, the MIRA® and Gaydon durability circuits, and the deep water, and ruts of a military proving ground designed to challenge tanks and personnel carriers.
LRPhils Motors, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Land Rover vehicles in the Philippines.