Land Rover reveals the production version of the new Range Rover Evoque. Official details + pics

Land Rover has revealed the production version of the Range Rover Evoque, the new 'baby' model that will go on sale next summer.

Unveiled at a party thrown to celebrate the Range Rover brand’s 40th birthday, the production Evoque retains most of the looks of the original LRX concept, which was unveiled as long ago as the Detroit motor show in 2008.

The switch from the concept’s Land Rover badging to a Range Rover model was a tactical one. It has allowed the firm to keep a more profitable price point on style and exclusivity grounds, without having to offer the rugged practicality associated with the Discovery and Freelander. However, this three-door version is just the start; a five-door variant of the car is also under development.

No prices for the Evoque have been released, but expect four-wheel-drive versions to start at around £35k, with front-drive models following shortly after launch at around £5000 less.

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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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1 July 2010

£30k for the front wheel drive? the nissan juke starts as £12k. surely this is the same class vehicle? Juke also available with 4wd and with 200bhp.

1 July 2010

its finally happened , landrover have lost the plot. it is absolutely hideous!!!!!

1 July 2010

35K? you could buy a hell of a lot of BMW X1 for that, size wise I would say its the nearest direct competitor.

1 July 2010

Yes but this looks amazing!!!

1 July 2010

I think it looks sharp, rugged and cool. It'll sell by the shed load.

1 July 2010

[quote The Apprentice]you could buy a hell of a lot of BMW X1 for that[/quote]

But the X1 is a swamp donkey. This at least looks a bit more innovative and desirable.

1 July 2010

Every Championship footballer will buy one. Have to agree about the X1 though. Wonder if BMW will withdraw them? And the X3.

1 July 2010

obviously most buyers have absolutely no taste then!!!!

i will repeat what i said .it's hideous!!!

it's as desirable as herpes!!!

1 July 2010

I'm glad they're working on a 5 door, although I must say the coupé looks fantastic.

Apparently both the FWD and AWD models will creep under 130 g/km of CO2 now? If that's accurate it's mightily impressive - cleaner than all versions of the BMW X1 and X3 and Audi Q5, and it's more exclusive looking. I really think this Range Rover will sell well, it's got a lot going for it.

If it is priced at £35k for a high-powered diesel it's a bit on the pricey side. The BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport is £33k whereas Audi's Q5 in 170 HP 2.0 TDI Quattro S Line Special Edition form is £34k

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