Published on February 24th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Range Rover Evoque 2016 Facelift Unwrapped
Land Rover has taken the wraps off the 2016 Range Rover Evoque facelift which comes with a series of styling and mechanical upgrades.
The design changes are noticeable at the front where the posh crossover has received a restyled bumper, bigger air intakes, tweaked grille and full LED adaptive headlights. There’s also a new tailgate spoiler, different graphics for the LED taillights and fresh alloy wheel designs.
Stepping inside the cabin, the 2016 Evoque benefits from new door casings, seats and an updated infotainment system equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen display. The All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system has been borrowed from the larger Range Rover and helps the Evoque maintain a pre-established speed when tackling rough terrain.
The most significant change have occurred under the hood where the facelifted Evoque has gained an all-aluminum Ingenium TD4 turbodiesel engine which is 20-30 kg lighter than its predecessor and will be offered in two states of tune: 150 HP and 180 HP. Also on offer is the Si4 turbocharged gasoline engine with 240 HP which helps the Evoque hit 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds before topping out at 217 km/h.
On the safety front, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque has gained a lane keeping assist system featuring a stereo digital camera to detect unintended lane changes and when this happens, the car will system will automatically apply the steering to keep the car in lane. There’s also the autonomous emergency braking system which can diminish the severity of an impact by automatically applying the brake in case of an imminent collision.
The 2016MY Evoque has also gained an attention assist estimation system which monitors steering inputs to detect whether the driver is at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. When drowsiness is detected, visual warnings and audible alarms will notify the driver.
In the cabin there is an increased level of material quality and a new infotainment system with extended connectivity. More information will be shared after its official launch at next weeks Geneva Motor Show.