The baby Range Rover Evoque has been treated to a slight makeover. It’s proved to be their cash cow – more than 170 000 models have been sold in the last 18 months.
This new 2014 model gets a new 9-speed automatic transmission, more driver assistance systems and a few interior and exterior tweaks.
The headline-maker will undoubtedly be that 9-speed gearbox. It’s developed by ZF and is among the world’s first units with so many cogs, fitted to a passenger car. The transmission promises an “ultra-fast” time and a shift programme that matches your driving style.
The engine line-up remains the same, with 2-litre turbocharged diesel and petrol engines.
An on-demand four-wheel drive system has been thrown into the mix. It’ll send power to the four wheels whenever it feels necessary, with an activation time of around 300 milliseconds, according to Range Rover.
Finally, a parking nanny will be available: the Evoque will park and exit bays itself. There are also new interior colour options, alloy wheel styles and a redesigned Land Rover badge on the grille, wheels and tailgate.