2012 Land Rover Evoque
2012 Land Rover Evoque. Click image to enlarge

Vancouver, British Columbia – The all-new Range Rover Evoque four-door hatchback has made its Western Canadian debut at the Vancouver International Auto Show.

The four-door Evoque joins the two-door coupe model to create a highly desirable lineup that will define the premium compact SUV segment, the company said.

“This is a highly relevant and contemporary vehicle that will suit the modern needs of Canadian customers,” said Lindsay Duffield, president of Jaguar Land Rover Canada. “While retaining everything that’s great about the Range Rover Evoque coupe, this new five-door body style will offer customers even more choice, greater versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalize the global appeal of the Range Rover brand.”

With lightweight construction techniques and direct-injection gasoline engine, the Evoque is positioned as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. It is 30 mm taller than the coupe model, adding further space and versatility to the cabin. A full-size glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort and offers even greater headroom for all occupants.

The Evoque shares its turbocharged 2.0-litre gasoline engine with the coupe, delivering acceleration of zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and producing 240 horsepower. Manufactured in Merseyside, U.K., the Evoque goes on sale in Canada in the fall of 2011.

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