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Those who have been waiting to park the stylish new Range Rover Evoque on their driveway would be pleased to know that they won’t have to wait too long now. The vehicle will go on sale in just a few months time, but Land Rover has just announced US-pricing for this model, which starts at $43,995 (not including destination charges). That’s for the four door model with the coupe priced from $44,995.
This is easily the cheapest Range Rover model offered by its maker, and thanks to its 2.0-liter, turbo-charged, four cylinder motor, it will be cheap to run also. EPA figures suggest it will do 19-mpg in the city, and 28-mpg on the highway, which are very impressive numbers. Part of the reason it is so efficient is because thanks to weight-saving materials used in its construction, it only weighs 3680-lbs.
Expect these to ornament posh neighborhoods driveway very soon, no wonder they hired ‘Posh Spice’ Victoria Beckham as one of their brand ambassadors.
GALLERY: Range Rover Evoque
Officially debuting today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Land Rover revealed its new 5-door version of the Evoque crossover. Priced at $45,000 it’s far cheaper than most anything else in the range and is sure to outsell every other Land Rover product combined. Evidence of this was present by the interest shown by the local media in LA, with the crowd around the Jaguar Land Rover booth far larger than at most other autoshows.
Significantly smaller than one might expect, this crossover has the same general exterior dimensions as the coupe model, which debuted at the Paris Auto Show a few weeks back. One major change, however, is a less sloping roofline, to make the rear quarters more livable for passengers.
Despite the relative bargain price, the interior is pure luxury. The Evoque should also make for quite a dynamic package with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine donated from Ford. Equipped with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, the Evoque is billed as a capable off-roader, while optional MagneRide shocks allow for maximum road-holding and comfort.
Deliveries of the new Evoque in both 3-door and 5-door trim will begin in the Fall of 2011.
GALLERY: Range Rover Evoque 5-Door
Official release after the jump:
Not wanting to wait until the LA Auto Show next week, Land Rover has tossed-back the drape on the 5-door version of its new Range Rover Evoque model. Looking as impressive as the “coupe” model that was recently unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the 5-door adds practicality without taking away any style.
We’ll be surprised if in fact the rear seat area is at all usable with the 3-door sporting compact dimensions. The overall length of both vehicles is identical, although the 5-door receives a less-sloping roof.
U.S. models will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 237-hp, while in Europe the softroader will also be available with one of two diesel engines with either 148-hp or 187-hp. All models will be available as either front- or all-wheel drive.
Inside, it’s pure Land Rover luxury with an optional panoramic glass roof. Technology highlights include MagneRide magnetic adjustable shocks and Land Rovers Terrain Response system.
We’ll bring you more on the new 5-door model with live coverage from the LA Auto Show starting November 17th. Until then, check out our LA Auto Show Preview here.
Get more Range Rover Evoque news and info at RRevoqueforum.com
GALLERY: 2012 Range Rover Evoque 5-Door