Land Rover updates its best-selling Evoque by adding more colors and the latest tech, while customers will now get the option of a new limited Ember edition.
Having sold more than 520,000 of these, it’s no wonder that Land Rover wants to keep the Evoque relevant as the segment is being flooded with new competitors constantly.
For starters, the 2017 Range Rover Evoque now comes with the latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system which features a 10.2-inch touchscreen complete with streetview map options, pinch ‘n’ zoom function and a customizable home screen. The screen offers a 1280×542 pixel resolution which represents an 80 per cent increase over the standard 8-inch system.
Land Rover has also added a new trim level called ‘Graphite Design Pack’. This includes a unique 20-in wheels finished in Satin Technical Grey and a black-with-grey-surround front grille. A black contrast roof with matching bonnet and tailgate lettering, darkened front and rear lights and black exhaust tips complete the exterior look of this new trim level.
The color palette now offers 18 paint options, after the addition of Aruba, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver premium metallic paint finishes.
The new Ember edition builds upon the HSE Dynamic trim level adding a red-on-black theme. This includes design details like the Firenze Red roof contrasting the Santorini Black of the body, unique badging all around and a set of satin black 20in wheels among others. The cabin is dressed in black leather with contrasting red stitching and gloss black trim finishes.
In Europe, the new limited Ember edition will be available only with the 180hp turbodiesel engine option, mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox, with the company saying that customers will be able to order it only for a three-month period this summer.