New Range Rover Evoque revealed, gets the mild-hybrid system
KUALA LUMPUR: Jaguar Land Rover has officially revealed the second-generation Range Rover Evoque. The ongoing model was launched in 2010 and had become a highly successful model with time. Now, the manufacturer is going forward with the second generation, which is aiming to build on the success of the outgoing model.
The Range Rover Evoque adorns the same styling as the first generation. It comes with the signature outline - rising waist and fast roofline. The vehicle rides on the 21-inch wheels, which are newly designed. At the back, the vehicle follows the footsteps of Range Rover Velar as it shares a lot of features. The features include sweeping directional indicators, burnished copper accents, and Matrix LED headlamps.
The interior style of the Range Rover Evoque is much similar to the Velar. It does not contain a lot of features inside but still manages to offer the luxurious feel. The cabin is fully digital and the 16-way adjustable front seats along with cabin air ionisation are featured. The vehicle comes with a dual touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system, which consists of an upgraded software for faster output.
It is the first time that Land Rover has offered a mild hybrid powertrain to any of its models. The 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain gets the energy via a DC/DC converter. The mild hybrid comes with a fuel efficiency of 17.8 kmpl and the CO2 emission rate is quite low at 149 g/km. The figures were tested at the new WLTP test procedure.
The MHEV is featured in all four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engine variants, which will be launched later except the base variant of 2.0L D150 Manual. The other variants have a nine-speed automatic gearbox each to handle the transmission duties and also support AWD. The D150 is capable of delivering an output of 150 PS/380 Nm, while the petrol turbo P300 offers 300 PS/400 Nm. The petrol turbo P300 can achieve 0 to 96 kmph in just 6.3 seconds.