Just two years after winning the 2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year award, the Range Rover Evoque is replacing its six-speed automatic with a nine-speed automatic. With the extra cogs, the Evoque’s fuel economy improves to an estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, an improvement over the 2013 model's 20/28 mpg ratings. The four-door 2014 Range Rover Evoque Pure model starts at $41,995.
Although the Evoque’s 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 is unchanged, the drivetrain gains a standard Active Driveline system with active differentials, active torque biasing, and torque vectoring. New safety equipment includes Park Exit (can guide a car out a parking space, part of an automatic parking system), and Closing Vehicle Sensing as well as a new adaptive cruise control with Queue Assist, Forward Alert, and Intelligent Emergency Braking. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee also uses a ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic transmission but was beset by production delays before it reached dealerships.
Pricing for the 2014 Evoque Pure four door starts at $41,995 (including destination), while the Pure Plus model costs $3000 more. The Pure Premium model is priced at $49,595. An aluminum alloy roof is standard on the four-door Pure model, while all other models come with a standard panoramic moonroof.
The Evoque Prestige starts at $56,295 and includes exclusive 19-inch wheels and metallic trim. Inside, the Prestige model includes more leather-wrapped surfaces, premium leather with twin-needle stitching, real wood, and metal trim, while a two-tone interior is available. The $57,195 Evoque Dynamic four-door features a unique grille, bumpers, sills, and taillight accents plus 20-inch wheels. A contrasting roof and spoiler are available. Inside, the Dynamic model features a dark interior with contrasting accents, perforated leather seats, and more.
The two-door 2014 Evoque starts at $45,040 for the Evoque Pure Plus, $50,595 for the Plus Premium, and $58,195 for the Evoque Dynamic.
Source: Land Rover