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Firm reveals 10 striking Range Rover Evoque prototypes that will take part in testing
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15 July 2010

Land Rover has revealed its latest fleet of Range Rover Evoque prototypes as the firm’s new entry-level luxury off-roader enters its final stages of development.

The 10 prototypes each have their own distinctive livery as the firm aims to drum up interest in the car in 10 key cities around the world, introducing it to the markets.

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Testing will take place from bases in London, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Shanghai and Moscow. Each prototype has its own livery with the name of the city on the side.

Other areas the firm plans to test the Evoque in include the Arctic, deserts, Germany’s Autobahn network and in Tokyo’s gridlocked city centre. A total of 17,000 components will be individually tested during the global testing programme, encompassing “millions of miles”.

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Land Rover has released few technical details, although it has confirmed that the car will be available in two and four-wheel drive, and that some models will emit less than 130g/km of CO2.

The Evoque is being described as a "global car"; Land Rover says it will be sold in more than 160 countries. It will be made at Halewood, creating up to 1000 new jobs at the Liverpool facility.

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The Evoque will reach Land Rover showrooms next summer.

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Wingroad 15 July 2010

Re: Range Rover Evoque in testing

Harold Bishop wrote:
My absolute hope is that they put the 5 litre supercharged engine in it.

Doubt it as it has a transversely mounted engine.

Anyway could have been worse, they could have used Katie Price instead of Victoria Beckham!!!!!

Harold Bishop 15 July 2010

Re: Range Rover Evoque in testing

This looks like a lovely car. A breath of fresh air although I do love the other Land Rover models too. I wish they'd let us know what engines they're putting in it. My largest worry for this car is that they'll just use the Freelander engines and this'll just be an overpriced reskinned Freelander. My absolute hope is that they put the 5 litre supercharged engine in it. Everyone will last after it then. Bet they don't though.

shortbread 15 July 2010

Re: Range Rover Evoque in testing

Even with those strange graphics on it still looks a lot more desirable than the 3 series station wagon on stilts (a la X3), it has to if it costs the rumoured 5k more.

It will be really interesting to see what JLR can pull off with the interiors.