Land Rover is introducing an exclusive Special Edition of its fastest selling model, the Range Rover Evoque. As part of a package of enhancements to the original luxury compact SUV, the striking ‘Ember’ edition features a bold red and black theme boosting its appeal.
The new 2017 model year Range Rover Evoque also offers next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment across the range, providing a 10.2-inch tablet-style pinch and zoom touchscreen control and a customisable home screen to ensure customers’ favourite apps are always at their fingertips.
The Range Rover Evoque, which established its own sector in 2011, has surpassed 520,000 sales globally when it re-wrote the motoring rule books and has amassed 182 international awards.
The red and black themed ‘Ember’ Special Edition builds on the attributes of the Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic with striking exterior and interior details. A distinctive Firenze Red roof contrasts with the Santorini Black body colour and is complemented by matching exterior design elements, including the front and rear tow eye covers.
Phil Simmons, Land Rover’s Studio Director for Exterior Design Realisation said: “We wanted to give the Range Rover Evoque Ember Special Edition a sporty feel; contrasting the intensity of the Firenze Red with Santorini Black really shows off the Evoque’s stand-out proportions.”
The addition of unique ‘EVOQUE’ tailgate badging in black, with a silver surround, and Narvik Black ‘RANGE ROVER’ lettering on the bonnet gives the Special Edition further definition. Black Pack elements including Satin Black 20-inch alloy wheels, Dynamic black exhaust finishers, Dynamic Narvik Black grille and darkened front and rear lights give the Ember a more purposeful appearance. The ‘Ember’ theme continues inside, with Ebony Black seats sporting a contrasting Pimento Red stitch, complemented by black and red premium carpet mats and Gloss Black trim finishes. The Range Rover Evoque Ember will be available to order for a limited three-month period this summer with deliveries expected from September and prices starting from £47,200 on the road.
‘Low Traction Launch’ further cements Range Rover Evoque’s outstanding all-terrain capability. This new feature is a manually selectable driver mode that aims to deliver the optimum pull-a-way/launch on a low friction surface or terrain. It controls the amount of torque that the driver can apply, thus preventing wheel spin and maximising the potential driving force that can be achieved given the conditions.
The new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system optimises in-car connectivity by providing faster responses and more intuitive operation. Introduced from launch on the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, this now becomes available from 2017 model year and is standard for HSE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic Lux and Autobiography. The touchscreen behaves like a smartphone or tablet with swipe, pan and pinch to zoom controls and provides a clearer 21:9 super-wide format with 1280×542 pixel resolution – an 80 per cent increase over the Evoque’s standard eight-inch touchscreen.
Using the Land Rover Route Planner smartphone app, destinations can be pre-planned and synced to the vehicle ready for easy selection. Touch Pro also offers door-to-door navigation even after parking handing over to the Route Planner phone app to display public transport and pedestrian directions to the final destination. In Control Touch Pro can share customers’ ETA with friends and family. If the driver is running later than expected, Touch Pro can automatically keep them informed by sending updates via SMS. Additional features include high definition 3D maps and a bird’s eye view surround camera system allowing drivers to see the vehicle from above, ideal for negotiating narrow streets or tight parking spaces.
Specification enhancements to the Range Rover Evoque SE Tech sees the addition of 12-way powered seats and Automatic High Beam Assist with pricing starting at £33,000. For HSE Dynamic and above trim levels, enhancements include: InControl Touch Pro with 10.2 inch screen, InControl Connect including wifi, InControl Apps and Remote, and All Terrain Progress Control (Automatic only) with pricing starting from £41,400.
A new Graphite Design Pack enhances the exterior of Range Rover Evoque Autobiography derivatives with a host of subtle design changes. Unique 20-inch alloy wheels in Satin Technical Grey are complemented by the Dynamic grille in Narvik Black with a Satin Dorchester Grey Surround, while the tow eye outer covers front and rear sport the same grey tone. A black contrast roof, bonnet and tailgate lettering, darkened front and rear lights, Dynamic black exhaust finishers and black detailing on the door mirror caps, bonnet louvres, foglight surrounds, fender vents and tailgate finisher complete the look. The Graphite Design Pack will retail for £2,125 in the UK. Customers will also be able to choose from a wider palette of exterior body colours than before. The addition of Aruba, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver premium metallic paint finishes takes the total number of colour options to 18.