Published on August 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Range Rover Evoque’s Impeccably Crafted Luxury Interior
The Evoque still stands tall amongst luxury SUV’s with its handsome looks and powerful diesel engine. With its dramatic rising beltline, a muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and a distinctive taper to the floating roofline, the Evoque adopts a very dynamic profile with a powerful and athletic stance that is admired by men and also women. Pushing the wheels out to the four corners helps give the car its purposeful stance. The wheelarches are wide, but softly integrated into the body, while the carefully sculpted corners dramatically reduce the car’s visual overhangs front and rear.
Beneath its dramatic exterior, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque provides customers with an impeccably crafted luxury cabin, incorporating the premium quality materials and elegant design expected of a Range Rover interior.
Uniquely in the compact SUV segment, the Evoque allows customers to specify a lavishly appointed cabin, with soft, premium leather and beautifully tailored, twin-needle stitching providing a luxurious finish to almost every surface of the instrument panel, doors and seats. In bold contrast to the comforting aroma and supple feel of natural hides, authentic metal finishes provide a series of striking highlights. Cold to the touch and exquisitely crafted, the metal finishes are a tactile and visual reminder of the superior interior quality.
The instrument cluster, housed beneath a compact curved binnacle, adds to the sporty, premium feel of the interior. The twin dials have an attractive, three-dimensional form with chunky, illuminated chaplets and needles, and are set deep in circular housings finished with bright chrome rims.
Comfort & Practicality
The driver adopts a lower seating position than in one of the larger Range Rovers, offering a more sporting feel but retaining the important Command Driving Position. The result is more generous headroom than is traditionally found in many sporting saloons, despite the low-profile coupé roofline.
Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that in addition to extremely generous ground clearance, the car has a significantly better breakover angle, approach angle and departure angle than other premium compact SUVs. The interior displays come to life with a choreographed animated start-up sequence, while the rotary auto shifter completes the ‘greeting’ as it rises silently into the driver’s hand.
LED ambient lighting provides sophisticated and precise illumination within the cabin; a range of colours can be chosen by the driver to suit their mood. Select Dynamic mode, however, and a sporting red colour scheme fills the interior as well as the instrument dials and cluster display. Completing the range of features, the first panoramic roof ever fitted to a Range Rover can be specified, providing an all-round vista which helps to make every journey a special occasion. There are three main vehicle design themes, each of which has its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully co-ordinated interior package. The three themes are:
- Pure – combining the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colours to highlight the pure, simple forms of the cabin architecture. Soft-touch, wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the real-metal brushed aluminium trim.
- Prestige – ultimate Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details with an indulgent interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped. Luxurious duo-tone colour schemes are embellished by premium leather, twin-needle stitching and real wood and metal finishes.
- Dynamic – bold exterior with 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colour is a no-cost option, while the premium sports interior offers a darker environment with splashes of bright contrast colour, together with perforated leather seats and unique sports detailing.
Packed With Premium Technologies
The Evoque benefits from the same comprehensive selection of the latest technologies as the larger Range Rovers, in terms of controls, connectivity, comfort and convenience for all occupants. From the driving wheel, the Range Rover Evoque is distinguished by a carefully conceived system of controls and displays that combines a stylish, uncluttered layout, state-of-the-art functionality and class-leading ease of use. At the heart of the control system is Range Rover’s much-acclaimed, eight-inch, high-definition touch-screen display with its crisp graphics and simple, intuitive menu structure. The display is available with the innovative dual-view technology, so that driver and passenger can view completely independent content.
Tech-savvy customers get the connectivity they demand with a comprehensive package that includes Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone use and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices. The Evoque is the first Range Rover to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.
Visit a Land Rover dealer and take the Evoque for a test drive to truly appreciate its cabin features and luxurious appointments.