Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Range Rover Evoque, A Luxury Cabin You Will LOVE
The Evoque is based on Land Rover Freelander2 architecture and rides on the same wheelbase (104.7 inches). The Evoque is however shorter, lower, and distinctly wider, though, giving a muscular look. The sloping roofline doesn’t compromise rear-seat headroom, and there’s plenty of space for four inside. Cargo volume trails that of the German machines with 20 cubic feet for the five-door with rear seats up, 51 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat, but does this really matter when you are behind the wheel of the Evoque being admired all other road users.
Open the doors and the sense of occasion is all around the cabin with a wonderful mix of leather, metal and high grade plastic covering the cabin. A luxury sedan cockpit feel is introduced. Compared to the Land Rover Freelander, the EVOQUE is longer, wider, and lower. Rear accommodation has been given a boost with seating adequate for 3 full sized adults with ample legroom. Its roofline is lower but the cabin is larger due to increased width and lower floor. Knobs, buttons and shifters introduce a high sense of quality to the feel and no driver will be disappointed with the racy 2-pod instrument cluster.
The steering wheel has a meaty feel with easy to use function controls on them and manual gear shifters. The 8-inch display on the centre console can also be specified with the innovative Dual View technology. This enables the driver and front passenger to view completely independent content, so that, for example, the passenger can watch a DVD while the driver follows route navigation instructions. The touch screen audio (DVD, CD, MP3, MP4, WMA and climate control system is super user friendly and is shared with the Jaguar XF. The EVOQUE comes with the sensational 380W Meridian surround sound system, an advanced Park Assist automated parking system and powered tailgate.
Ignite the diesel engine and there is only a slight rumble that invades the cabin serenity. The 6-speed gearbox is smooth and intense with negligible shift action. Do not wait too long to get an EVOQUE in your garage, its selling faster than sliced bread.
Range Rover EVOQUE Diesel Specifications
Engine: 4-cylinder Diesel
Max power: 190ps @ 3500rpm
Max torque: 420Nm @ 1750rpm
Top Speed: 195km/h
Transmission: 6-Speed Semi-Auto