Land Rover has revealed the photos of the 2012 Range Rover Evoque 5-door model ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show 2010 next week. The Evoque 5 door is equally impressive as the aggressively styled 3-door Evoque. Prices will start from £30,000/ 35,000E in UK/ Europe. We are not sure when the 2012 Evoque would appear in US, or what prices are likely to be.
The 2012 Evoque 5-door has a less sloping roof i.e., 30 mm higher roof than the Evoque 3-door. In order to have a higher roof, the height of the windshield of the Evoque 5-door has been increased by 30 mm, which in turn improves the head room at the front by 30 mm and at the rear by 40 mm. The Evoque 5-door is 30 kg heavier than the Evoque 3-door.
The Range Rover Evoque (both 3 door and 5 door) will be powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine that makes a 237 bhp and a 2.2 litre diesel engine with either 148 bhp or 187 bhp. The Evoque will be made available in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive.
The new Range Rover Evoque is the lightest, smallest and most fuel efficient Range Rover till date. The Evoque is environmental friendly as the Co2 emission levels are below 130 g/km in the 150 PS version.
The 2012 Range Rover Evoque’s interior has the typical Land Rover luxury. Evoque features MagneRide magnetic adjustable shock absorbers and Terrain Response system from Land Rover.
The Range Rover Evoque was first showcased to the world as the company celebrated its 40th anniversary at Kensington Palace on July 1, 2010. The Evoque is designed based on the LRX concept that Range Rover showcased during the Detroit Show in 2008. Owing to a positive reception worldwide, Land Rover decided to turn the concept into reality.
The five-door version of the 2012 Range Rover Evoque is set to be the latest addition in the Land Rover lineup, inspired by the LRX Concept. The idea behind LRX Concept was to fuse in a two-door coupe and a soft roader. Land Rover decided to add practicality and a family friendly variant to the LRX concept. The company thus modified the Freelander/ LR2 chassis and developed the Evoque.