07 September 2020
Combining elegant design, a choice of efficient electrified engines and Land Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment system, this is the most luxurious and connected compact SUV yet.
The Range Rover Evoque is now even more sophisticated and digitally connected with the introduction of the new Autobiography. The flagship edition features distinctive exterior design accents, a luxurious interior and a choice of new powerful and efficient mild-hybrid engines, including a plug-in-hybrid version for those after a more sustainable, efficient SUV.
P300e Plug-in hybrid
Following the launch of the P300e plug-in hybrid earlier this year, additional new engine options are now available for the Evoque. These include two updated, efficient next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines both featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Using a belt-driven starter motor and battery pack, MHEV vehicles harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle’s 48 volt battery to boost the performance and deliver enhanced fuel economy. With 163 hp and 197 hp, these engines are more powerful than the ones they replace while boasting better CO2 and fuel economy. A wide selection of additional petrol engines are also available with P200, P250 and P300 options, all fitted with MHEV technology.
Using the R-Dynamic HSE model as a basis, the Autobiography is enhanced with the bumpers, lower trims and body sides from the Black Pack version. Distinctive details include burnished copper accents and, for the first time, copper Range Rover lettering. 21 inch Gloss Light Silver with contrast Diamond Turned finish alloy wheels provide a contemporary look, while Autobiography badging and powerful Matrix LED headlights round off the exterior design enhancements. There are also two new exterior colours, pearlescent Seoul Pearl Silver and metallic Nolita Grey.
Inside, the refinement continues with quilted full Windsor leather upholstery and Grey Ash veneer, together with two new distinctive colour combinations, while the Fixed Panoramic Roof makes the cabin feel light and spacious. This is also helped by the fact there’s more rear leg and knee room thanks to the 21 mm longer wheelbase. Comfort and convenience is heightened by a new electrically adjustable heated steering wheel, 14-way heated and cooled electric driver memory front seats and heated rear seats.
Inspired by the latest mobile devices, the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography employs the very latest consumer technology to deliver its new Pivi and Pivi Pro (available as standard on S, SE and HSE models) infotainment systems. A redesigned menu structure takes users to most popular features and functions from a single home screen in no more than two taps, making it a lot more intuitive. A separate data plan and battery also mean there’s no delay. In addition, software updates are available over the air at no cost, ensuring customers have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a dealership.
Streaming music and media has never been easier, with Spotify integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time (although it does require you to sign up to Spotify Premium) and you can get Bluetooth connectivity for up to two phones. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option and the new second-generation Activity Key is available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or start the vehicle, by being nearby.
Should you wish to breathe in air that is cleaner than the earth’s atmosphere, you can activate the all-new Cabin Air Filtration system (introduced on top of the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature) to filter out harmful fine particulate matter often found in high-traffic areas, as well as allergens, pollen and even strong smells.
Other technology updates include a suite of new Advanced Driver Assistance features, including Rear Collision Monitor, which uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants, and a 3D Surround Camera which lets the driver see what’s happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 19 mph.
The Range Rover Evoque is now available to order priced from £32,100 (indicative) in the UK
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