First picture of the five-door Range Rover Evoque leaks on to the internet; LA debut in November

The first picture of the five-door Range Rover Evoque has leaked on to the internet.

The Romanian site that leaked the picture claimed the five-door model would be on show at the Paris motor show later this week, but instead Autocar understands it will be unveiled ahead of a Los Angeles debut in mid-November. The model pictured here was shown to dealers ahead of the Paris show.

It will have shortened front doors and narrow-aperture rear doors and sales are likely to start in 2012.

Like the three-door model, two specs of 2.2-litre turbodiesel powerplants, with 148bhp and 187bhp, will form the bulk of sales. Both of the models will have stop-start as standard when accompanied by a manual gearbox. There will also be a petrol version, using a 237bhp variant of Ford's turbocharged 2.0-litre Ecoboost engine.

The front-drive 148bhp diesel will return 58mpg and less than 130g/km of CO2 when paired with a manual gearbox (adding two driven wheels will cost you 8mpg and more than 15g/km).

But the oil-burners and the petrol motor will also be offered with four-wheel drive and an updated six-speed auto transmission; it's controlled via the rising circular selector from the Jaguar XF.

A full-length panoramic roof will be on the list, but if you don't want glass, contrasting paint colours of lid will also be available as a no-cost option.

Inside, you can spec a dual-view TFT screen for simultaneous sat-nav and television display, and upgrade the stereo to a 1200W, 17-speaker Meridian system.

Other options include park assist, dual-zone climate control with a timer facility, a powered tailgate, adaptive headlights and a heated windscreen.

Our Verdict

Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque is available as a three-door, pictured here, or a five-door

The Range Rover Evoque draws heavily on style as a selling point, but also possesses the substance to back it up

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27 September 2010

This is everything the RR Sport should have been in the first place.

27 September 2010

Very nice - quite a bit better balanced I think looking at this one photo compared to the 3 door. This will probably be the main seller I would think!

To live is to drive

27 September 2010

So you can only have an auto if you have the diesel? Diesel is the invention of the devil. Count me out, thanks.

BTW, it doesn't look right with four doors. All the footballers and estate agents (who will buy this car) will buy the 3-door.

27 September 2010

Are the headless kids an optional extra?

L

27 September 2010

They have integrated the two additional doors real well. Other than that no other suprises.

27 September 2010

Looks better than the 3-door, but then the price may get a bit steep I expect.

27 September 2010

Bearing in mind the pointlessness of the rear doors on this car (i.e. the fact the roof is so low at the back that no adult who does not have dwarfism would actually be able to enter the rear of this car) this might have been the ideal vehicle for so rear opening half doors like on the RX8.

27 September 2010

[quote supermanuel]This is everything the RR Sport should have been in the first place. [/quote] That's a bit harsh the RR Sport is quite a bit bigger and it's also getting on a bit now. I suspect when the RR Sport is replaced it will inherit a lot of this cars looks but it will be bigger and quick. That said Range Rover suggested a model might fit in between this and the sport. So maybe the sport will effectively come in 3 sizes...

27 September 2010

I don't like the look of this at all, much prefer the 3-door version.

27 September 2010

I do not care how many doors the thing has,you

can not see out of it.

It must be like looking out of a letter box.

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