2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque opens the Range Rover brand to an entirely new set of potential customers by offering a range of models and price points. The introductory Evoque is a five-door model called the Pure ($43,995.00) while the model line is topped by the Evoque Coupe Dynamic ($52,895.00), which offers additional levels of customization. Regardless of model or trim, the Evoque packs premium luxury into a compact platform.

All information on this page is for U.S.-specification vehicles unless otherwise indicated. 

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2012 Range Rover Evoque Trims

The Range Rover Evoque is based closely on the Land Rover LRX concept vehicle we first saw in 2008.

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque (pronounced like “evoke”) is available in three-door (Coupe) and five-door models. Each of these is sub-divided into trims with whimsical names such as Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. All trims are powered by an all-new Si4 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 240-horsepower. Compare that to the 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder found in the LR2 that produces 230-horsepower, and it’s easy to see the draw of this new motor. The Si4 engine also provides greater fuel economy and up to 20 percent less CO2 emissions. Backing this engine is a six-speed automatic transmission with Drive Select (steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that allow the driver to manually change gears on command).

2012 Range Rover Evoque Performance

2012 Range Rover Evoque MPGThe centerpiece of the 2012 Range Rover Evoque is the all-new 2.0-liter Si4 inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which was derived from Ford’s EcoBoost technology. This engine produces 240-horsepower, a 10-horsepower improvement over the much larger 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder found in the current LR2. The Si4 features direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing for increased power and fuel efficiency. The Evoque’s zero-to-60 MPH time comes in at 7.1 seconds and Land Rover recently announced the Range Rover Evoque achieves 19 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.

Overseas buyers will enjoy additional options such as a two-wheel drive, a 148-horsepower 2.2-liter turbodiesel, a 188-horsepower 2.2-liter turbodiesel, and a six-speed manual transmission. Here’s hoping that Land Rover eventually brings the diesel powertrains to North America.

Engine: 2.0-Liter Si4 I4 Turbocharged Engine with 240-Horsepower
Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic w/ Drive Select
Fuel Economy (MPG): 19 City / 28 Highway

2012 Range Rover Evoque Exterior

Like Range Rovers of times past, the Evoque is available in three-door (Coupe) and five-door configurations.

The Range Rover Evoque is based closely on the Land Rover LRX concept vehicle we first saw in 2008. Spurred by a grant from the UK government designed to assist Land Rover with the production of a new model to be manufactured in England, the Evoque has transformed from concept to production vehicle remarkably intact. Like Range Rovers of times past, the Evoque is available in three-door (Coupe) and five-door configurations. Both variants feature a unique wedge-shaped profile that rakes downward toward the rear of the vehicle. Exterior distinctions are conveyed primarily through the choices of trims, which include the Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic.

Physically, the Range Rover Evoque is even smaller than the already-compact LR2. The LR2′s total length comes in at 177.1-inches, while the Range Rover Evoque cuts that down to a mere 171.5-inches (171.9 for the Dynamic). To help put that in perspective, the Range Rover Evoque is shorter than a 2011 Ford Focus (175-inches).

2012 Range Rover Evoque Interior

2012 Range Rover Evoque Prestige InteriorDespite being the smallest Range Rover ever, Land Rover’s designers — including Victoria Beckham, who was appointed as a “Creative Design Executive” by Land Rover’s Gerry McGovern — paid extra attention to the interior of the Range Rover Evoque. Interiors are driven by the choice of trim, with the Prestige receiving the most luxury (via Oxford leather and hand-polished wood and metal trim details) and the Dynamic receiving the most athletic look. The real focus of the interior is the large eight-inch LCD display screen located at the top of the center stack. This screen provides control and display for audio, video, navigation, and phone. Unfortunately, U.S. buyers will not get the useful Dual View display that allows the driver and front seat passenger to view different content on the same screen.

2012 Range Rover Evoque Features

All trims of the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque come very well equipped. Popular features and options include the surround camera system, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated windshield, hard drive navigation system, and an available rear seat entertainment system. Every new 2012 Range Rover Evoque comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Traction and Stability Systems Include:

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC)
  • Engine Drag Torque Control (EDC)

Braking Safety Systems Include:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Lights (EBL)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Corner Brake Control (CBC)

Comfort and Convenience Technologies Include:

  • Heated windshield, seats and steering wheel – The Range Rover Evoque offers the convenience and safety of a heated windshield, plus the comfort of individually adjustable heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
  • Keyless entry system and powered tailgate – The Range Rover Smart Key system enables keyless entry and start.  The powered tailgate provides added practicality and can be opened remotely using the key fob.
  • Hard drive navigation system – The latest generation of hard drive based satellite navigation system is available in the Range Rover Evoque, and features advanced functionality including turn-by-turn directions in the cluster display.

Key Technologies Include:

  • Surround Camera System – The system uses five digital cameras placed around the car to provide a 360 degree, real-time view of the surrounding area on the touch-screen display.  The driver can display the camera images independently or in combination, depending on the requirements of the current driving conditions.  The rear camera can be used to assist with hitching and unhitching trailers.  The tailgate camera is also designed to operate independently as part of the reversing camera system, which presents the camera image on the touch-screen display, with special graphics overlaid to show the current vehicle trajectory and the distance from any fixed objects.
  • Adaptive, High Beam Assist Headlights – The Range Rover Evoque is available with xenon headlamps with an adaptive feature which follows the curves in the road, and provides additional illumination in tight bends.  The high beam assist function detects ambient light levels and the presence of oncoming traffic, and switches automatically between high and low beam.

Other features available to Range Rover Evoque customers include:

  • Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Hard drive navigation system with off-road navigation capability
  • FM/AM/Sirius® tuners, with single disc CD player with the ability to rip CDs to the hard drive
  • Rear seat entertainment package, with 8-inch video screens, digital wireless headphones and touch screen remote control
  • Keyless entry system w/powered tailgate
  • Adaptive headlamps with high beam assist
  • Heated windscreen, front seats and steering wheel

2012 Range Rover Evoque Warranty

  • Four-year/50,000-mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Six-year/unlimited-mileage Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Land Rover 24-hour Roadside Assistance
  • First Required Maintenance Performed at No Charge


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February 27, 2012

Todd A. Jensen

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