The Range Rover Evoque will be making its public debut later this month at the 2010 Paris Motor Show but the company revealed specific details about the vehicle earlier today. The new two-door SUV will be the most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced with early testing showing that the diesel-powered vehicle could achieve up to 58 mpg.
SUVs continually get a bad rap in today’s more eco-conscious world. However, automakers like Land Rover are listening to the public’s feedback and making the necessary changes.
Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover said, "These are exciting times for our business as we continue to widen our portfolio with this all-new addition to the Range Rover line-up. Not only will the Range Rover Evoque increase our worldwide market share, it demonstrates our commitment to building sustainable, yet highly desirable products.” Source: Jaguar Land Rover
In order to achieve a higher fuel efficiency, the Range Rover Evoque needed to be smaller than other Range Rover Sport vehicles. The Evoque is 17 inches shorter than comparable Range Rover vehicles and comes equipped with a 240 horsepower 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine. The Evoque also features smart regenerative charging technology and an electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system.
While the Evoque will be the most fuel efficient Range Rover to date, fans of the automaker will feel at home once inside the cabin. The Range Rover Evoque will come equipped with a bevy of luxurious upgrades including an optional full-sized glass panoramic roof. The Range Rover Evoque will be available in 160 countries, including the United States, in the fall of 2011.