The new 2012 Range Rover Evoque is a different kind of Land Rover, a compact, crossover aimed at urbanites who want luxury, sport-utility usefulness, and reasonable fuel economy in a compact package. The new Evoque wraps it all in a refreshingly different exterior design. Its width and low roofline contributes to the Evoque’s athletic look and aggressive stance. Combined with a sophisticated full-time four-wheel drive system, good ground clearance, and a short wheelbase, the Evoque can tackle some pretty tough off-road terrain. That sustains Land Rover’s tradition of exceptional go-anywhere proficiency, an area of performance that is absent in the pedigrees of competitors, which have no off-road pretensions whatsoever.
The Evoque delivers cargo versatility with a hatchback design. Fold the rear seatbacks forward and cargo capacity expands exponentially, the interior also measures up well in terms of roominess for four passengers. The Evoque’s interior appointments are arguably more upscale than the others in its class, even in base trim. That’s why Land Rover applied its upscale Range Rover badge to the model. The Evoque’s tidy dimensions pay off with low curb weight, which adds up to respectable fuel economy ratings: 18 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, according to the EPA. Distinctively styled and equipped with a luxurious interior, the three- or five-door Evoque is intended to boldly go where Range Rover has never gone before.
The base “Pure” trim includes a long list of features including keyless entry and engine start, power-adjustable leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tailgate, 19-inch alloy wheels and an 11-speaker audio system with an eight-inch touchscreen. On the dynamic side, all Evoques feature hill-hold and Hill Descent Control along with Land Rover’s terrain response system featuring unique driving modes for sand, mud and snow. Standard safety features include stability and traction controls, roll stability control, Trailer Stability Assist (to help when towing), and six airbags.
Options are grouped into three trim levels. The Pure Premium trim adds a five-camera surround-view system, navigation, adaptive xenon headlights and a 17-speaker audio system. From there buyers can move up to either the sporty Dynamic Premium or the luxurious Prestige Premium trims, each offering a variety of interior and exterior upgrades. Lastly, the optional Adaptive Dynamics system serves to improve ride and handling by way of magneto-rheological dampers that continually adjust their firmness.
Land Rover of Frisco offers a wide selection of New, Used and Certified Pre-Owned Land Rovers to choose from. Whether you are looking to buy or lease, Land Rover of Frisco has the friendly and helpful staff to assist you with your Land Rover or Range Rover vehicle purchase. Flexible Financing solutions, Service Plans, and Extended Warranties are all available for the convenience of their customers, making Land Rover of Frisco a one-stop-shop for all of your vehicle needs. Call, Click, or stop by the Land Rover of Frisco Showroom located at 5935 Preston Road and take the 2012 Range Rover Evoque for a test drive, or Schedule a Climb on Land Rover of Frisco’s Rock Course!