Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Land Rover raises Evoque’s output
Land Rover’s new Autobiography brand for the Range Rover Evoque now carries the upgraded 2-litre gasoline engine which delivers 285PS and 400Nm torque.
Engineers have further optimised the chassis for enhanced performance and sharper handling. The derivative retains the ZF nine-speed transmission.
Steering has been adjusted for additional on-centre precision; the chassis also features upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated adaptive dampers, increasing agility and turn-in response. Land Rover engineers claim this has been achieved without impacting on the Range Rover Evoque’s compliant ride quality.
The 2.2-litre engine in the diesel version of the Evoque delivers 380Nm torque for a power output of 150PS. Previously the gasoline engine developed 240PS and 340Nm torque.
JaguarLandRover UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks claims: “The Range Rover Evoque has been an enormous success in the UK with its blend of bold design, luxury and compact versatility. Demand remains strong two years after the start of production, and with the introduction of the Autobiography Dynamic, customers have more choice and access to a new heightened level of agility.”
Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has recorded more than 270,000 sales worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.∎