Paris, France – The all-new Range Rover Evoque has made its global public debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Evoque brings the company’s LRX concept car to production reality, faithfully capturing the original design of the cross-coupe concept.
“These are exciting times for our business,” said Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Land Rover. “Not only will the Range Rover Evoque increase our worldwide market share, it helps to define a new segment for premium compact SUVs that are more sporting and stylish.”
The Evoque is the lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever, the company said, combining lightweight construction techniques and the addition of a front-wheel drive variant. A new range of gasoline and diesel engines feature direct engine and stop-start, along with low-CO2 systems such as electric power-assisted steering.
It will be the first Range Rover to offer customers a choice of front-wheel or a full-time four-wheel drive system that includes the latest version of the company’s Terrain Response system. It will be manufactured in Land Rover’s Halewood plant in Merseyside, U.K. and go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide beginning in the summer of 2011.