Meet the Range Rover Evoque Si4 Coupe. If Lotus ever decides to build a lightweight SUV – it would be the Evoque, and this model in particular. Under full throttle in third or fourth, it even sounds like an Elise.
With Evoque, Land Rover has effectively created a new automobile segment – the ‘luxury compact SUV’. It won’t matter that the automotive market is as crowded as it has ever been, that won’t worry Evoque sales in the slightest if current interest is anything to go by.
Its concept-like styling and Range Rover badge at an affordable price are what is fueling unprecedented global interest in Evoque with a ‘must have’ reaction from a wide spectrum of potential buyers, most of whom are new to the brand. Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton wants one, as does half the world’s automotive press. That’s pretty much based on the Evoque’s styling alone.
There are just two engine types to choose from; one diesel and one petrol. The diesel comes in two flavours; the 2.2-litre TD4 tuned for 110 kW/400Nm, or the more powerful 2.2-litre SD4 with 140kW/420Nm on tap.
While most folks will be thinking along the lines of SUV equals diesel, the surprise package is the petrol Si4 2.0-litre engine in the Coupe body. It should be noted that all engine variants are available in both Coupe and five-door bodies and all vehicles produced this year will be four-wheel drive.
First impressions are that it is indeed a stunning looking vehicle. The rear and side three-quarter angles best display that concept-like styling that sets the Evoque apart from any other SUV on the market today, including all other Range Rover models.
Range Rover Evoque SD4 Coupe (Prestige) 2.2L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel common-rail fuel injection, full-time 4WD, 6-speed automatic transmission, 140kW/420Nm
Range Rover Evoque Si4 Coupe (Dynamic) 2.0L 4-cylinder direct injection petrol turbo, Full-time 4WD, 6-speed automatic transmission, 177kW/340Nm
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