The Geneva Motor Show does not begin in earnest until March 5th, but that hasn’t stopped several car companies from releasing details about their hottest new creations in advance of one of the world’s finest stages for new cars.
One such example is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, as Land Rover released the specs on its new SUV ahead of the March 5th start date for the famous Motor Show.
The new Evoque well…evokes…many comparisons to the previous incarnations of the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, but the vehicle also includes features that set it apart from any Range Rover that Land Rover has produced thus far.
Notably, the Evoque will feature a diesel option for customers in Europe, and an improved infotainment system that previous Land Rover vehicles have lacked. But that’s not all that the new Land Rover Evoque will offer.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque includes many of the Range Rover’s typical features, with a similar interior and a comparable engine and drivetrain. But on the outside of the vehicle, the Evoque has improved upon many design aspects from the Range Rover Sport, including a larger front bumper with added air intake valves, and a new grille, highlighted by improved LED headlamps. The Range Rover Evoque is also expected to be available in a convertible version at a later date.
In addition to these exterior features, the Evoque will offer two diesel-engine options in Europe, although this will not be available in the United States for awhile, as a timeline for new diesel technologies becoming available stateside remains murky. The interiors, while remaining true to previous Range Rover designs, will be upgraded, and in luxury models, seats will even include features like built-in massage chairs.
The Evoque’s infotainment system has been touched up a bit from past Land Rover models, and on this car, you will be able to use a touchscreen to control all of the exciting new features. The Evoque’s system allows you to use several smartphone-based apps in conjunction with the car, and features an upgraded navigation system, rear-entertainment options, and more.
Other cool features include lane-keeping assistance, autonomous emergency braking, and a drowsiness monitor, all designed to help a driver stay safe in dangerous driving situations. These serve to make the 2016 Evoque the most high-tech Range Rover to date.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque isn’t exactly a departure from the Land Rovers you have come to know and love, but it is certainly an improvement upon the past.
Look for the 2016 Evoque to be revealed in greater detail this week at the Geneva Motor Show, and then wait for it to hit dealerships in the late summer or early fall, with an expected MSRP of about $38,000. Stay tuned.