Land Rover Prices 2012 Range Rover Evoque Crossover from $43,995
It won't scale dunes or blast through bogs like its larger siblings, but the Range Rover Evoque is still a real Land Rover product. The new Evoque crossover goes on sale here this fall from $43,995 (including destination) in five-door trim, or $44,995 as a three-door model.
For that money, buyers get what Range Rover confidently calls its lightest ever model -- the Evoque tips the scale at just 3680 lbs in five-door trim. The American-spec version comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine (sourced from Ford), which is good for 240 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and Haldex all-wheel drive are standard.
The Evoque is far smaller than its burly brethren, and is intended to be a sportier, on-road crossover. It's also intended to be quite stylish, and to that end, it it wears LED lighting, premium leather upholstery, and glitzy alloy wheels. Aluminum chassis components and plastic bodywork help keep weight down.
The company says the Evoque will run 0-to-60-mph in 7.1 seconds and manage a maximum velocity of 135 mph. Land Rover predicts fuel-economy ratings of 19/28 mpg (city/highway.) Rumors suggest a hybrid version will follow at a later date.
A true global model, the Evoque is set to go on sale in 160 different countries around the world. It will reach North American dealerships this fall.
Source: Land Rover