No car manufacturer can afford to rest on its laurels, constant development is needed in order to keep up with the demands of consumers, new legislation and technology, and to stay ahead of the market and competitors.
The Range Rover Evoque has been part of a success story for Jaguar Land Rover which has led to the company posting record sales results in recent years. In order to keep sales strong and attract more buyers, it’s planning some changes for the 2017 model year Evoque which will be on sale from this summer.
Most noticeable is the launch of a new Ember version, based on the HSE Dynamic but with a snazzy red and black paint job, a black grille and darkened lights. Inside are black leather seats with contrast red stitching and red carpets. The Ember has a 2.0 litre diesel engine and nine-speed automatic gearbox and will be available only for three months so demand is likely to be high.
Deliveries of this and other new Evoques are expected to begin in September so you have time to sort out your car credit in Portsmouth from somewhere like http://www.rightdrive.co.uk if you want to buy one.
Existing models in the Evoque range get changes too, SE Tech versions get new 12-way adjustable seats and automatic high beam assist. Prices are set to be £400 more than the old model. With HSE Dynamic and above trim there’s the latest InControl entertainment technology that offers faster responses and smartphone like features like pinch to zoom on the touchscreen. It also features parking assistance with a top down camera view.
There are under the skin changes also, a new Low Traction Launch system on HSE Dynamic cars and above improves traction on poor surfaces by controlling the torque at each wheel to cut wheelspin and obtain maximum drive.
Graphite Is the New Black
On Autobiography models there’s the option of a Graphite Design Pack costing an extra £2,125. This adds 20-inch, satin grey alloy wheels and a black grille with a grey surround. The roof is painted black as is the Range Rover badging on the bonnet, the black theme continues with exhaust surrounds, door mirror caps, fog light surrounds and engine bay vents. Front and rear lights are also given a darker tint.