Hats off to Land Rover for producing a production model so close to the original LRX concept vehicle, something of a rare feat these days in a world of computer aided design (CAD).
The Evoque will join the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport line up and will be built at the award winning manufacturing plant in Halewood, Liverpool.
It’s also a vehicle who’s unique design should be seen as the future direction of all Range Rover product when Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover said: “Today is a very special occasion for Range Rover, not only are we celebrating 40 years of the brand, we are also demonstrating our exciting future by showing the all-new Range Rover Evoque”
He also said: “Customers can be confident that the new car will be premium, luxurious and just as special as the other Range Rover models. It’s sporting looks and unique qualities will open the brand to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover product before”
Smaller and lighter than any Range Rover before it, Evoque will also be the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly car in the model line up, emitting just 130g/km of CO2.
Evoque will be sold in over 160 countries and available in both 4WD and 2WD versions, which again suggests that Range Rover is after a much larger and more diverse market than any previous model in the brand’s history.
After its official debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show in September, Evoque will go on sale in Australia in late Q3 2011 and may we suggest you get your orders in, as this thing is likely to sell off the charts, if pricing is competitive.