One of the most popular Land Rover vehicles, with global sales of more than 170,000 vehicles achieved in a period of 18 months, the Range Rover Evoque will undergo a series of revisions for the 2014 edition.
Land Rover claims the new enhancements lower fuel consumption by up to 11.4 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 9.5 percent. The new model will benefit from several newly-available features, including: a new 9-speed automatic transmission, new driveline technologies, seven new driver assistance features and detail design enhancements inside and out.
First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the ZF-9HP automatic transmission is among the world’s first 9-speed units fitted to a passenger car. For the 2014 model, the driver assistance capabilities of Evoque are also enhanced by the introduction of features including: Park Exit (to automatically exit parallel parking bays), Perpendicular Park (to position the car centrally in parking bays), Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection (to warn drivers of oncoming traffic), Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Wade Sensing.
Another new feature available as an option is Active Driveline, an ‘on demand’ four-wheel drive system that allows the car to operate in front-wheel drive during steady-state driving at speeds above 22mph. The new system monitors vehicle dynamics and automatically reconnects four-wheel drive (within 300 milliseconds according to Land Rover’s engineers) whenever it is needed. Active Driveline also features Active Torque Biasing with electronic-Diff (e-Diff) technology to distribute torque between the rear wheels. Active Driveline will be available initially on the Si4 petrol engine.
In addition, a Torque Vectoring by Braking feature, available across all powertrains, redirects torque between all four wheels to counteract understeer. It features in both the Active Driveline and the Evoque’s standard four-wheel drive system.
In addition to the new technologies, there are detail changes to the Evoque’s exterior, new colour options for the interior, four new alloy wheel styles and a new style of Land Rover badge on the grille, wheel centres and tailgate.
The 2014 Evoque continues to be powered by Land Rover’s range of four-cylinder engines, including the 2.2 diesel 150PS, 2.2 diesel 190PS and the 2.0 Petrol 240PS. Combined fuel consumption for the 2014 range is up to 57.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions starting from 129 g/km.
Source: Range Rover