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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Overview
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (that's quite a mouthful, we’ll just call it the Evoque for short) is an all new crossover from Land Rover, which for the first time is venturing into the compact crossover market.
From the outside, the 2012 Evoque looks like nothing else Land Rover makes both in size and aesthetics. Generally you think of Land Rovers as tall-standing, straight-walled behemoths that can take on mud, snow, whatever nature throws at it; a tank basically. The Evoque’s styling, however, is much more dramatic; a beltline that rises dramatically from front to back, windows that pinch ever tighter as they draw rearwards, and a lower, more athletic stance. In fact the only part that really identifies the Evoque as a Land Rover is the grille, similar to the one found on the LR2.
Under the hood, the Evoque features a single powertrain combination: a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that outputs 251 pounds feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic. Although the Evoque isn’t a true SUV, it wouldn’t be a Land Rover if they didn’t give it some off-road capability so a permanent all-wheel drive system comes standard as does Terrain Response technology. Terrain Response allows you to choose between various settings (like mud, snow, and sand) depending on conditions and changes the Evoque’s behavior to maximize traction regardless of surface type.
Fuel economy numbers for the Evoque check in at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Available as both a coupe and a sedan, the five-seat 2012 Evoque has a highly refined and luxurious interior. Its center console rises up to meet the dash, and high quality materials abound. Instead of a traditional gear selector, when the Evoque is turned on a knob rises out of the center console, which is then turned to select a gear. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, push button start, an eight-inch high-definition touchscreen which houses audio/Bluetooth® controls, USB inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity. Also available are a panoramic moonroof, navigation system, rear seat entertainment system, and HD/satellite radio.
For safety, the Evoque comes standard with antilock brakes, electronic stability system with roll stability control, eight airbags, and corner brake control for better stability and traction while cornering. For safer maneuvering in tight spaces, a surround camera system with five cameras that give you an all-around view of the Evoque is optional.
Already the winner of a handful of awards (North American Truck of the Year, Top Gear Car of the Year, etc.) in a short time, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque pushes the boundaries in the best way.