You’ll occasionally see things like this on the drawing board, never making it into full production guise. Land Rover have proved all of us wrong with the release of the Range Rover Evoque. Described as a ‘coupe’ (haha that’s taking it a bit too far), the design of the SUV has been inspired by the Land Rover LRX concept, which was very good looking.
The Evoque boasts some interesting eco-credentials. This can be seen by the availability of the two-wheel and four-wheel drive models for the discerning driver. The two-wheel drive variant produces an average CO2 figure of just 130g/km. Apart from being the greenest Range Rover ever, it is said to be more fuel efficient than any in the current range. Unfortunately no information of the new SUV’s powertrain or fuel consumption figures are available, so we’ll have to trust the company’s claims for now.
Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover said, “the all-new Range Rover Evoque is an important step for the future continued success and growth of the brand. Customers can be confident that the new car will be premium, luxurious and just as special as the other Range Rover models. Its sporting looks and unique qualities will open the brand to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover product before.”
The Tata-owned company also said that the new variant will be sold in around 160 countries while production will be based in Halewood, UK. The world debut of the new variant will be at the Paris Motor Show in September, while European sales will start around mid 2011.