CarAdvice will be in Anglesey in Wales tomorrow as one of the first Australian media to drive the all-new Range Rover Evoque.

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It’s part of the International media launch program that will see the vehicle tackle a test drive program that includes both an off-road and on-road component finishing up in Liverpool area.

Worldwide interest in Evoque has been beyond all expectations; marked by over 20,000 deposits already collected for the ‘most affordable’ Range Rover ever.

Land Rover Australia will launch Evoque later this year with no less than eighteen Evoque variants between the Coupe and the five-door, and the three design themes (Pure, Prestige and Dynamic) that are available with each body shape and engine spec.

There’s also a vast array of additional personalisation available for Evoque buyers including designer theme packs, which include contrasting colours for the roof and spoilers. There are also various alloy wheel styles and sizes available depending on your taste and of course, budget.

Customers can also choose items such as a panoramic glass roof with black or chrome roof rails and illuminated tread plates.

Evoque will offer just two engine choices, a transverse, in-line 4-cylinder, sixteen-valve turbo-diesel common-rail fuel injection, or a transverse in-line four-cylinder, sixteen-valve direct-injection gasoline turbo.

The 2.2-litre diesel powertrain is the same as that which is used in the recently launched Jaguar XF Diesel, which should mean superb refinement and reduced noise levels inside Evoque’s luxury cabin. There will also be two levels of engine tune for the diesel, the TD4 2.2L with 110 kW/400 Nm and the SD4 2.2L with 140 kW/420 Nm. The petrol variant is known as the Si4 2.0L and output is 177 kW/340 Nm.

All Range Rover Evoque variants launched in Australia this year will be full-time four-wheel drive with a Haldex rear axle differential. A two-wheel drive model is likely to join the Evoque line up in March 2012.

Transmissions for the four-wheel drive models will either be an Aisin six-speed automatic or a Getrag six-speed manual.

Early reports from colleagues that have already driven the Evoque are positive on all counts; that’s on road dynamics, interior design and fit out, and of course, the sensational concept-like styling.

CarAdvice will bring you an initial review of the Evoque later this week.

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE: (COUPE VARIANTS ADDITIONAL RRP $1,500)

RRP

eD4 110kW 6 Speed Manual 2WD

eD4 Pure 6 Speed Manual 2WD $49,995

eD4 Dynamic 6 Speed Manual 2WD $63,495

eD4 Prestige 6 Speed Manual 2WD $65,495

RRP

TD4 110kW 6 Speed Manual 4WD

TD4 Pure 6 Speed Manual 4WD $53,395

TD4 Dynamic 6 Speed Manual 4WD $66,895

TD4 Prestige 6 Speed Manual 4WD $68,895

SD4 140kW 6 Speed Manual 4WD

SD4 Pure 6 Speed Manual 4WD $57,395

SD4 Dynamic 6 Speed Manual 4WD $70,895

SD4 Prestige 6 Speed Manual 4WD $72,895

Si4 177kW 6 Speed Automatic 4WD

Si4 Pure 6 Speed Automatic 4WD $60,395

Si4 Dynamic 6 Speed Automatic 4WD $73,895

Si4 Prestige 6 Speed Automatic 4WD $75,895

Key Option Prices

6 Speed Automatic Transmission with Drive select and Paddle Shift (TD4/SD4 only) $2,480

Option Packs

Pure Tech Pack (Mandatory fit to Pure models until November Production) $4,500

Prestige/Dynamic Tech Pack $5,900

Dynamic Plus Pack $7,200

Individual Options

HDD Navigation including 4x4 information and hard disc drive audio server. $3,400

Park Assist $1,090

Power Tailgate $1,020

Metallic Paint $1,300