Updated 2017 Range Rover Evoque Gains More Tech And New Ember Limited Edition

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.

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  • JJ

    It has 2 shark fin antennas!

    • fabri99

      Lol way moooooore grip.

  • kachuks

    The B.A. Baracus edition.

  • CockneyblokefromReading

    Amazing that BMW still haven’t understood how a small (or any!) SUV 4×4 should be styled. Still, too expensive for me, though. Shame. Would love one.

  • Kash

    I just don’t care for the antennas at the back. Something about antennas anymore to me just looks cheap. even those little shark fin ones.

  • john1168

    The ONE thing this thing needs the MOST is MORE POWER!!!

  • TheBelltower

    This SUV is total crap. Beautiful unreliable, unsafe crap.

    • enzomedici

      Based on what data?

      • TheBelltower

        My personal experience as an ex-owner.

    • Ahnubis

      You need to explain more if you care to educate folks. That complaint won’t keep folks away. Maybe the new version fixed what you disliked about the older model.

      • TheBelltower

        Oh where to start. As an ex-owner of a 2013 and 2014 Range Rover, it is clear that not only do they not know how to properly engineer vehicles, they don’t know how to respond to vehicles that are defective. My 2013 was bought back as a lemon. After being without a car for nearly four months, the 2014 that finally replaced it shed plastic bits inside-and-out for nearly two years, had all of the door hinges replaced on five separate occasions. (yes, one of them was replaced twice) had an infotainment system that loved to reboot itself at the most inopportune times, had the rear disks replaced twice in 30,000 miles (at my expense.) It finally was traded in after breaking down for the umpteenth time in the middle of nowhere. And to make matters worse, they turned me into a raging lunatic while in the middle of the dealership after months of attempting to deal with it all on the phone. I even threatened to show up at JLR HQ in New Jersey with a “lemon” banner hung over the stupid thing. It is laughable that Jaguar is attempting to pawn a new SUV off to people who will actually purchase them as reliable and safe transportation for their daily commute.

        • Ahnubis

          Wow, so sorry to hear that. I haven’t heard such a story with these vehicles before. I’ll have to research some more to make sure this isn’t a frequent thing. I am in the market to make a purchase and the Evoque is one of my choices. The Discovery Sport is also a consideration and the Mercedes C300 is my 3rd. Thanks for your info, I will make sure to continue researching to make sure I don’t have a similar story to tell in the future.

          • TheBelltower

            Good luck. The Evoque is a gorgeous SUV. Avoid the 2.0 turbo four, which is all that’s offered in the US for that vehicle. It’s offered in most new JLR vehicles, and it’s what gave me so many headaches.

  • Sébastien

    I guess they still didn’t give ACC option to the entire range, shame

  • jasondavid08

    If this was made by just about anyone other than Land Rover, I’d be on board. But I like driving my car to places other than the shop.

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