Land Rover is introducing the Autobiography name to the Range Rover Evoque for the first time with the Autobiography Dynamic featuring a 281bhp turbocharged engine and revised chassis for improved performance and handling.
The Autobiography Dynamic derivative sees the Evoque’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, upgraded to 281bhp (285PS) and 295lb ft (400Nm), a 44 bhp and 44lb ft increase. Land Rover engineers say its 9-speed ZF transmission now responds more keenly to sportier driver inputs, including when left in Drive.
Active driveline is optional on all Range Rover Evoque derivatives and comes as standard equipment on the Autobiography Dynamic. One of the world’s first four-wheel-drive systems of its kind, active driveline improves both traction and fuel efficiency by engaging four-wheel drive automatically when required.
As well as specially tuned steering, the Autobiography Dynamic’s chassis features upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated adaptive dampers.
For improved braking, upgraded 350mm front brake discs have been fitted, while Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVB), which helps reduce understeer on low- and high-grip surfaces, comes as standard.
In terms of styling, the Autobiography Dynamic features a new grille design, lower front valance, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and a unique Phoenix Orange paint finish. Autobiography ingot badging on the tailgate and front wing vents provides further visual differentiation.
Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has clocked more than 270,000 sales worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.
The new Evoque Autobiography Dynamic will make its dynamic debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
Source: Land Rover