2018 Range Rover Evoque test mule

2018 Range Rover Evoque makes classier Range Rover

Come 2018, British automaker Land Rover is set to add to its impressive line of SUVs the all-new 2018 Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover’s Evoque series has been in service since 2013. Its success is evident from the fact that close to 88,000 units were sold in its first year of production itself.

The upcoming version will be based on designs of the 2017 Evoque. As Range Rover Evoque has already made a name of its own as the first premium convertible SUV, its 2018 version is believed to be another hit in the market.

2018 Range Rover Evoque test mule

Class among the best

The new version of Evoque is sure to give its rivals – BMW-X3 and Audi Q5, a run for their money. With a storage capacity of 8.8 cubic feet, it has more space than any of its rivals.

The 2018 Range Rover Evoque will be available in 3 variants – 5-door, 3-door and 2-door convertible. Adding a convertible variant to the production line is clearly a move to target the urban youth looking for style with performance. The Range Rover Evoque 2018 will also feature 8.4 inches of ground clearance, good enough for all terrains.

2018 Range Rover Evoque Design

Quite a few changes have been incorporated in the 2018 Range Rover Evoque. Broader grilles, full-LED headlamps and redesigned LED brake lights among some. Most parts of the body design, however, remain similar to its 2017 version.

Its 2-door variant will feature an automatic retracting roof made of radiant poly-acrylic surface. 20 seconds is all it’ll take for the roof to retract. Interiors will look lavish with the addition of lightweight fiber material along with premium quality leather for the seats.
Augmenting the superior interiors, a 10-inch crawl touchscreen will fit in the dashboard apart from the Control Touch Pro infotainment structure. A pleasant drive is guaranteed with the Meridian Audio system.

2018 Range Rover Evoque rear view

Engine and performance

2018 Range Rover Evoque is likely to be packed with two 2.0 L diesel engines of two types. One with a 6-speed manual transmission to power a 2-wheel drive system. It’ll deliver around 150 HP of power and 380 lb-ft torque. Another type is intended for 4-wheel drive system and an exclusive 9-speed adjustable automatic transmission. This will have a power output of 180 HP and 430 lb-ft torque.

It is also rumored that Land Rover will launch another variant with a Si4 gasoline engine to deliver 240 HP of power that can take its top speed to 135 mph. This Range Rover Evoque 2018 will look to maintain a decent fuel economy of around 35 mpg combined. Towing capacity limit has been set at 3,300 pounds. Keeping in mind riders’ need for driving support in all terrains, Range Rover has added two modes , sport and eco, along with its existing modes of grass, gravel, snow and sand. Other notable features include, Lane keeping assist system, Auto emergency braking system, Top notch cruise control, Electric rear axle drive

Launch and pricing

Land Rover’s newest SUV 2018 Range Rover Evoque is expected to hit the showrooms in the first quarter of 2018. While the base model would be priced at around $38,000, the top model would cost nearly $50,000.

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