Land Rover is introducing the Autobiography name to the Range Rover Evoque for the first time with the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic, which has upgraded turbo power and an optimised chassis for sharper handling. The range-topper will debut at next month’s Geneva show.
The Autobiography Dynamic is powered by the Evoque’s 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, but it’s upgraded to 285 PS and 400 Nm here, a substantial 45 PS/60 Nm increase. The petrol engine is mated to a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. Active driveline 4WD, optional on all Evoques, is standard here.
The optimised performance is matched with upgraded 350 mm front brake discs, while Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVB) is standard. TVB helps to reduce understeer on low- and high-grip surfaces.
The steering of the Autobiography Dynamic has been retuned for additional on-centre precision, while the chassis features upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated adaptive dampers, increasing agility and turn-in response. This has been achieved without impact on ride quality, LR says.
In the looks department, you get a new grille design, lower front valance, jewel-like headlights/tail lamps and 20-inch forged alloys. Autobiography ingot badging on the tailgate and front wing vents provides further visual differentiation. A new body colour called Phoenix Orange debuts across the Dynamic Evoque derivatives, as seen here.
Inside, the Autobiography’s leather interior can be had in six colours. Headrests feature an Autobiography embossed logo whilst Autobiography illuminated tread plates greet you as you open the door.