Range Rover Evoque has officially launched in Malaysia.The Evoque comes in two variant – a five-door and a three-door – both of which are offered by Land Rover Malaysia (LRM).The five door model is available with a choice of a 2.0L petrol or 2.2L diesel power. Whilst for the three-door variant, which Land Rover dubs the ‘Coupe’ can only be had with the Si4 petrol turbocharged engine, the 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engine delivering 240PS and 340Nm in this iteration. As for the 2.2L SD4 turbodiesel, it delivers the 190 PS and 420 Nm.
Both the petrol and diesel engines are matched to the latest generation AW F-21 six-speed automatic transmission with a Rotary Auto Shifter. Performance figures are a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 7.6 seconds for the petrol versions and 8.5 seconds for the diesel, while maximum speed is 217 km/h for the petrol duo and 195 km/h for the diesel job.
According to Land Rover, the Evoque is the smallest, lightest and most efficient vehicle the company has ever produced, measuring just 171 inches from head to toe. It was designed at the firm’s Gaydon facility and is produced in Halewood. The Evoque is largely based on the Land Rover LR2, itself riding on a Volvo-developed platform.Stylistically a dead-ringer for the automaker’s LRX concept car that debuted several years ago, the Evoque boasts a much more aggressive shape than any Land Rover vehicle before it.
Inside, the squared off, symmetrical dashboard theme isn’t unlike that found on the LR4 and Range Rover.Features available across the range include adaptive Xenon headlamps, push-button start, an 8″ touchscreen with HDD and GPS navigation and corresponding 380-watt 11-speaker Meridian audio system, 5″ TFT Driver Information full colour display sitting between the speedometer and tachometer, powered tailgate, rear climate control vents, paddle shifters, cruise control and electronic parking brake, among others.Satisfying the tech-savvy crowd are amenities such as Bluetooth connectivity and USB/AUX input.
There is also a host of driving aids onboard the Evoque that includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Traction Control System, Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Enhanced Understeer Control (EUC), Gradient Release Control (GRC) and Engine Drag torque Control (EDC). For an enhanced driving experience, the Coupe model is further equipped with the Adaptive Dynamics system that includes MagneRide dampers.
Colours available for the Coupe Dynamic Plus – Fuji White, Firenze Red and Sumatra Black.
Colours available for the 5-Door Prestige – Fuji White, Firenze Red, Sumatra Black, Orkney Grey and Indus Silver.
2.0-litre Petrol Coupe Dynamic Plus – RM393,888/RM397,388
2.0-litre Petrol 5-Door Prestige – RM363,888/RM367,388
2.2-litre Diesel 5-Door Prestige – RM353,888/RM357,388