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Land Rover has unveiled the Range Rover Evoque “Ember” special edition with a red and black theme. Based on the HSE Dynamic, the Ember combines Firenze Red with Santorini Black. The ‘Evoque’ tailgate badge is in black with a silver surround, while the ‘Range Rover’ lettering in front is in black.

Black Pack elements including Satin Black 20-inch alloy wheels, Dynamic black exhaust finishers, Dynamic Narvik Black grille and darkened front and rear lights add to the Ember’s dark look.

The theme continues inside, with Ebony Black seats with contrasting Pimento Red stitch, complemented by black and red premium carpet mats and Gloss Black trim finishes. The Ember will be available to order for a limited three-month period this summer in the UK with deliveries expected from September.

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Also new for the 2017 model year is the next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment, standard on the HSE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic Lux and Autobiography trim levels. Introduced from launch on the Evoque Convertible, InControl Touch Pro includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen with tablet-style swipe, pan and pinch to zoom controls, plus a customisable home screen.

The screen is in a 21:9 super-wide format with 1280 x 542 pixel resolution – an 80% increase over the Evoque’s standard eight-inch touchscreen. Using the Land Rover Route Planner smartphone app, destinations can be pre-planned and synced to the vehicle. Additional features include high definition 3D maps and a bird’s eye view surround camera system.

The new MY also brings ‘Low Traction Launch’ to improve the Evoque’s all-terrain capability. It’s a manually selectable driver mode that aims to deliver the optimum pull-away/launch on a low friction surface. It controls the amount of torque that the driver can apply, preventing wheel spin and maximising the potential driving force that can be achieved given the conditions.

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The company is now offering a Graphite Design Pack for Evoque Autobiography derivatives. Unique 20-inch alloys in Satin Technical Grey are complemented by the Dynamic grille in black with Satin Dorchester Grey surround. A black contrast roof, bonnet and tailgate lettering, darkened front and rear lights, Dynamic black exhaust finishers and black detailing on the door mirror caps, bonnet louvres, foglight surrounds, fender vents and tailgate finisher complete the look.

For the rest, there’s a wider palette of exterior body colours than before. The addition of Aruba, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver takes the total number of colour options to 18.

Looks like the fastest selling Land Rover product in history will continue to accelerate. It has been five years now since the Evoque broke cover, but it still looks good, doesn’t it?