Some might be stunned to believe that a Range Rover Evoque Prestige wouldn’t be especially great rough terrain. Those folks might furthermore have the wind thumped out of them to realize that children nowadays pay a premium for pants with splits in them, relationships could be represented the deciding factor on a cellular telephone and McDonald’s offers thin lattes.
However the planet is changing and the guidelines that connected even five or 10 years prior are customarily being broken. Porsche now fabricates a diesel, Subaru will soon forsake its all-wheel-drive-just stance and Range Rover now has a two-wheel-drive model, the Range Rover Evoque Prestige.
To be reasonable, most Range Rover Evoque Prestige will for sure drive every one of the four wheels, despite the fact that it has not been intended to go anyplace as far past the bitumen as the universal Rangie.
However the Range Rover Evoque Prestige is no conventional delicate roader, or SUV. Accessible as a three- or five-entryway, the Evoque straddles universal classifications, carrying a smart figure and upmarket modernity that could speak to those taking a gander at a minimal extravagance SUV, a premium extravagance hatchback or even a decently specified esteem four-entryway.
Wading through the Range Rover Evoque Prestige demonstrate range and supplies record is migraine prompting, yet that decision is likewise part of the request.
It commences with the decision of motors, which incorporate a passage level, manual-just two-wheel-drive diesel called ed4 (it arrives mid-2012). At that point there’s the same motor however with 4wd in the Td4, and additionally a more compelling (140kw versus 110kw) rendition of the same motor in the Sd4. Garnish the extensive model record is the Si4, which accompanies a turbocharged four-chamber petrol motor.
Estimating begins at $49,995 for the 2wd diesel; 4wd includes $3400; the more compelling diesel includes $4000; while the petrol motor includes a further $3000.
There are three trim levels – passage level Pure, sportier Dynamic and leader Prestige – and every carries more supplies as well as diverse configuration touches and fulfills.
Standard unit incorporates composite wheels, halfway calfskin seats, back stopping sensors, atmosphere control air-conditioning, Bluetooth, journey control and a color touchscreen.
When you get to the Range Rover Evoque Prestige there’s full calfskin, wood trim, an improved Meridian sound framework, brighter xenon headlights, a bigger screen, inclination lighting and many-sided 19-inch wheels you’ll need another person to clean.
The Range Rover Evoque Prestige additionally accompanies a bewildering cluster of choices that work to guarantee yours presumably won’t be the same as the neighbor’s; trims, top colors and different bits and bounces can all be custom-made. Range Rover is cunningly eluding to the three-entryway as a car, helping advocate the $1500 premium for two fewer entryways.
What does everything mean? The Prestige Coupe Si4 we drove costs $73,395 – and that is before we go out looking for choices, which can take it into six figures.
The 2.0-litre four-barrel motor is the same one that will soon land in the provincially prepared Ford Falcon Eco boost. There’s 177kw to play with, in spite of the fact that it’s the 340nm of torque, or pulling power, that is more dynamite and gives it V6-like capability.
Adjusting the throttle takes some artfulness from a standstill yet once moving it’s an overall mated motor, collaborating with the six-speed auto to movement the close to 1.7-tonne outline tastefully and proficiently.
Fuel utilization of Range Rover Evoque Prestige is likewise sensible, floating in the low twofold digits around town and dropping to 8.0 liters for every 100 kilometers or less on the turnpike.