The Range Rover Evoque has quickly become the hottest-selling model in Land Rover ’s lineup and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down for 2014, thanks to a new release from the automaker. While all of the specifics of the 2014 Evoque are still unknown, Land Rover UK has outlined some of the technological advancements the model will carry into 2014 — we assume these will be a part of the 2014 U.S.-spec Evoque too.
The U.S. market receives the same 2.0-liter engine as last year’s model, which puts out a respectable 240 horsepower. These engines all link up to an all-new nine-speed ZF-sourced transmission, which has unperceivable shifts and wide spread of gear ratios to make for smooth acceleration and excellent fuel economy.
Also new for 2014 is the Active Driveline, which according to Land Rover is an "on-demand" four-wheel drive system that enhances agility and improves fuel economy, thanks to it deactivating the rear wheels at speeds over 22 mph. However, should the Evoque need that extra grip over 22 mph, the system takes less than 300 milliseconds to activate the rear wheels. Additionally, an E-Diff on the rear delivers Torque Biasing between the rear wheels for optimal traction and control.
Safety features also take center stage in 2014, as the Evoque will feature Park Exit to help you pull out of parallel parking spots; Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection to warn the driver of traffic behind the vehicle; Lane Departure Warning; Traffic Sign Recognition; and Wade Sensing. Also included will be Land Rover InControl Remote to contact emergency services in the event of an accident or Land Rover Assist in the event of technical issues, and Land Rover InControl Secure to track the vehicle in the event of a theft.
And finally, there are a few aesthetic changes that include minor detail changes on the exterior, new colors for the interior, four new alloy wheels and revised :and Rover badges.
More details will come as we get closer to the model’s release in Europe in the third quarter of 2013.
Updated 9/12/2013: Land Rover has released all of the pricing details on the 2014 Range Rover Evoque. It starts at $41,995. See the full pricing details after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque will again come in coupe and five-door, with the five-door Pure trim level starting at $41,995 and the coupe Pure Plus starting at $45,040.
|Body & Trim||MSRP|
|Five-Door Pure Plus||$44,995|
|Five-Door Pure Premium||$49,595|
|Coupe Pure Plus||$45,040|
|Coupe Pure Premium||$50,595|
We all assumed that the 2014 model year would bring a revised X3, as it did with much of BMW’s other lines. But, the X3 continues on with the essentially discontinued BMW face. The best suited X3 model to do battle with the Evoque is the xDrive28i, which features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This will launch the X3 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds, while delivering 21 mpg city and 28 mph highway.
Gallery BMW X3
The base Audi Q5 carries with it a boosted 2.0-liter in its base format that delivers 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. When combined with quattro AWD, this powerplant delivers a 7-second sprint to 60 mph and an estimated 28 mpg on the highway. Optionally, you can upgrade to the 3.0 TDI, which offers 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque to sprint the SUV to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, or the 3.0 TFSI, which afford the SUV 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to sprint it to 60 mph in 6 seconds.
Gallery Audi Q5
Press Release No. 1
Major New Technologies Enhance 2014 Range Rover Evoque
- New, responsive 9-speed automatic transmission
- World’s first ’on-demand’ Active Driveline delivers even greater agility
- New driver assistance and convenience features added
- Debut of new Land Rover InControlTM connected car technology
- Improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions
- Exterior and interior design enhancements, plus new alloy wheel designs
Whitley, UK. 20 August 2013- One of the most successful Land Rover vehicles ever made, the Range Rover Evoque, makes a further leap forward with the introduction of a host of new technologies. These enhancements lower fuel consumption by up to 11.4 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 9.5 percent - depending on model - and bring a range of new comfort, convenience and connectivity features.
Customers ordering vehicles from the 2014 range, on sale in quarter four 2013 in the UK, will benefit from newly-available features, including: a new 9-speed automatic transmission, new driveline technologies, seven new driver assistance features and detail design enhancements inside and out.
First shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the ZF-9HP automatic transmission is among the world’s first 9-speed units fitted to a passenger car. It has an ultra-fast response time, described by ZF as "below the threshold of perception" and an adaptive shift programme that quickly matches the driving style. With a wide spread of ratios and improved efficiency, the new transmission delivers improved economy, reduced emissions, enhanced performance and greater comfort.
Available as an option, Active Driveline, is the world’s first ’on demand’ four-wheel drive system which enhances agility and improves fuel efficiency by operating in front-wheel drive only during steady-state driving at speeds above 22mph. The new system monitors vehicle dynamics and automatically reconnects four-wheel drive (within 300 milliseconds) whenever it is needed. Active Driveline also features Active Torque Biasing with electronic-Diff (e-Diff) technology to distribute torque between the rear wheels, optimising traction and stability. Active Driveline will be available initially on the Si4 petrol engine.
In addition, a Torque Vectoring by Braking feature, available across all powertrains, further enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque between all four wheels to counteract understeer. It features in both the Active Driveline and the Evoque’s standard four-wheel drive system.
For the 2014 model, the driver assistance capabilities of Evoque are significantly enhanced by the introduction of features including: Park Exit (to automatically exit parallel parking bays), Perpendicular Park (to position the car centrally in parking bays), Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection (to warn drivers of oncoming traffic), Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Wade Sensing.
The brand new Land Rover InControlTM connected car system, available as an option, incorporates two new features - InControlTM Remote and InControlTM Secure.
Land Rover InControlTM Remote allows owners to trigger an SOS Emergency Call which automatically informs the emergency services of the vehicle’s position, in the event of an accident. A button concealed behind a flap in the overhead console (to avoid accidental triggering), activates the system manually. A second button connects to Land Rover Assistance if the need for technical assistance arises.
Land Rover InControlTM Secure tracksthe vehicle in the event of a theft using advance tracking technology. It raises a silent alarm at a secure operating centre where a third party service provider will assist the relevant local authorities in a timely recovery of the vehicle. The system ensures the vehicle complies with the Thatcham Category 6 standard.
"With global sales of more than 170,000 vehicles in just 18 months, the Range Rover Evoque has proven to be hugely successful and the 2014 model is destined to have even greater appeal.
We are thrilled to be moving the Evoque on to the next stage and believe the exciting new driveline technology, driver safety and convenience features plus the Land Rover InControlTM connectivity capability (using advanced mobile technology to keep owners connected with their vehicle, their world and Land Rover services), make the 2014 Evoque an unbeatable choice for customers seeking the ultimate in compact SUV vehicles," said Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards.
In addition to the new technologies, there are detail changes to the Evoque’s exterior, new colour options for the interior, four new alloy wheel styles and a new style of Land Rover badge on the grille, wheel centres and tailgate.
The 2014 Evoque continues to be powered by Land Rover’s range of economical and light weight four-cylinder engines with a choice of either the 2.2 diesel 150PS engine, 2.2 diesel 190PS engine or 2.0 Petrol 240PS engine (depending on market). With the new 9-speed automatic transmission and Active Driveline, fuel economy (for EU-5 compliant vehicles) is improved by up to 11.4 percent and CO2 emissions are reduced by as much as 9.5 percent. Combined fuel consumption for the 2014 range is up to 57.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions starting from as low as 129 g/km.
Press Release No. 2
2014 Range Rover Evoque
U.S. Models and MSRP:
Range Rover Evoque Five-Door
Pure Plus: $44,995
Pure Premium: $49,595
Range Rover Evoque Coupe
Pure Plus: $45,040
Pure Premium: $50,595
The Range Rover Evoque, the best-selling Range Rover model worldwide, enters its 2014 with advanced new driveline technologies, new driver assistance features and detail design enhancements throughout.
For 2014, the 2-liter 240hp Turbocharged Direct Injected engine teams with a new ZF-9HP 9-speed automatic transmission, among the first fitted to a passenger car. With a wider spread of ratios than the 6-speed automatic it replaces, the new 9-speed enhances both performance and efficiency.
A new Active Driveline system with active differentials and torque vectoring also debuts on the 2014 Range Rover Evoque as standard in all models3. The new 4WD system reduces driveline drag by decoupling 4WD during steady-state driving at speeds above 22 mph, automatically activating 4WD drive within 300 milliseconds whenever it is needed. Active Torque Biasing uses an electronically controlled differential to distribute torque between the rear wheels, optimizing traction and stability. In addition, a Torque Vectoring feature further enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque among all four wheels to counteract understeer.
New driver-assist features include: Park Exit (to automatically exit parallel parking bays), Adaptive Cruise Control (with Queue Assist, Forward Alert and Intelligent Emergency Braking), and Closing Vehicle Sensing3.
The 2014 Range Rover Evoque also features exterior detail changes, new color options for the interior and new alloy wheel styles.
New for 2014 Range Rover Evoque
- New ZF-9HP 9-speed automatic transmission replaces 6-speed automatic; enhances performance and efficiency
- Standard Active Driveline system with active differentials, active torque basing and torque vectoring
- Driver-assist features including Adaptive Cruise Control (with Queue Assist, -*Forward Alert and Intelligent Emergency Braking), Park Exit and Closing Vehicle Sensing