Land Rover pasted the MSRP sticker on the window of the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque and announced the EPA fuel economy numbers.? Taking the Range Rover on a new road than previous legendary off-road models, the Evoque is the smallest, lightest most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced.
Evoque will be offered in a five-door version with a base price of $43,995, including the destination charge or a three-door coupe starting at $44,995. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway from turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
Weight saving was a primary objective in the development of the Range Rover Evoque, and engineers have applied a range of advanced lightweight materials to make this the lightest Range Rover model ever, with the five-door starting at just 3,680lbs.
The compact SUV will be offered with a lavishly appointed cabin in three design themes: the cool and contemporary ?Pure?, the luxurious ?Prestige?, and the bold and sporting ?Dynamic?. Family users will find the car provides the flexibility and luggage space of a compact station wagon.
A full-sized fixed glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort in both the coup? and 5-Door, providing a superb uninterrupted vista for all occupants and flooding the interior with natural light.
The car can be specified with the sophisticated Adaptive Dynamics system which uses advanced MagneRide? dampers to provide a particularly good balance of confident, nimble handling and supple, controlled ride.
As a true Range Rover, the Evoque delivers the all-weather, all-surface capability that is a hallmark of the Land Rover brand, enhanced by the latest version of the company?s signature Terrain Response? system.
Drivers who take their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that in addition to generous ground clearance, the car has a significantly better breakover angle, approach angle and departure angle than other premium compact SUVs.
The Evoque will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice between the standard, full-time, intelligent, four-wheel-drive system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on all surfaces, and a low-carbon, front-wheel-drive option for further enhanced fuel economy.