2014 Range Rover Evoque Gets Nine-Speed Automatic

2014 Range Rover Evoque Gets Nine-Speed Automatic

The 2014 Range Rover Evoque will receive numerous upgrades for the 2014 model year, with the addition of a nine-speed automatic transmission being the most notable one.

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover unveiled its ZF-supplied nine-speed automatic transmission, which will be standard in the 2014 Evoque lineup. According to the British automaker, the transmission could improve fuel efficiency by as much as 11.4 percent, which means the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Evoque could see 30 mpg on the highway.

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In addition, the 2014 Evoque will also the see the addition of a standard Active Driveline “on demand” four-wheel-drive system. To further aid in enhancing fuel economy, the all-wheel-drive Evoque could switch to front-wheel drive in steady conditions above 22 mph. Switching back to all-wheel drive only takes 300 milliseconds. Also for the 2014 model year, torque vectoring by braking will be standard on the four-wheel-drive Evoque models.

Technology upgrades include parking assist, lane departure and traffic sign recognition systems, and a wade sensor. According to Land Rover, wade sensing uses sensors in the door mirrors to provide the driver with information when driving through water.

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