Petaling Jaya, November 2, 2011 – Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd today officially launched the exciting all-new Range Rover Evoque for the Malaysian market. The smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced, Evoque will be available in three variants.
The completely built-up (CBU) Evoque ‘s on-the-road prices (excluding insurance) are:
- 2.0L Petrol Coupe Dynamic Plus – RM393,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), RM397,388 (Sabah and Sarawak)
- 2.0L Petrol 5-Door Prestige – RM363,888(Peninsular Malaysia), RM367,388(Sabah and Sarawak)
- 2.2L Diesel 5-Door Prestige – RM353,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), RM357,388(Sabah and Sarawak)
The 2.0L Petrol Coupe specified with the sporty Dynamic Plus design theme and the 2.0L Petrol 5-Door in luxurious Prestige theme are powered by a state-of-the-art new 240PS Si4 petrol engine that combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and fuel efficiency. The 2.2L Diesel 5-Door featuring the luxurious Prestige is powered by the proven 190Ps SD4 turbo diesel engine currently found in the Land Rover Freelander 2.
Both the petrol and diesel engines are matched to the latest generation AW F-21 6-speed automatic transmission with a Rotary Auto Shifter.
According to Land Rover Malaysia managing director Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman, the Evoque is one of the most important and exciting vehicles in a generation from Land Rover.
“With its cutting edge lines and sporty, dynamic profile, the Evoque is a game-changer for the Range Rover brand. It defines a completely new segment in the SUV market and is set to change mindsets. In the Evoque, we have for the first time, a breakthrough product that should appeal to those who have never considered a Land Rover, Range Rover or SUV before,” he said.
Although the Evoque has successfully turned the acclaimed LRX concept into reality by making a quantum leap in Range Rover design, both the coupe and 5-Door models remain true to the brand’s core values of premium luxury and formidable all-terrain performance and combine them with dynamic and sporty handling.
Hazem added, “The Evoque really does give you the best of everything – stunning concept car looks combined with day-to-day comfort and practicality and unmatched 4X4 capabilities.”
All three Evoque models come with 20” alloy wheels and a host of comfort and convenience features befitting a Range Rover. These include a breathtaking 11-speaker 380W audio system by high-end audio specialist Meridian, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation system, a 5-inch full-colour TFT Driver Information display between the two instrument dials, an advanced Park Assist automated parallel parking system and powered tailgate.
Tech-savvy customers get the connectivity they demand with a comprehensive package that includes Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone use and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPods and other portable devices.
As a driver’s car, the 2.0L Petrol Coupe comes with sophisticated Adaptive Dynamics system which uses advanced MagneRide™ dampers to provide a particularly good balance of confident, nimble handling and supple, controlled ride. A full-sized fixed glass panoramic roof enhances the sensation of space and comfort while providing a superb uninterrupted vista for all occupants and flooding the interior with natural light.
With its higher rear roofline, the Evoque 5-Door adds further space and versatility to the luxurious cabin. Family users will find that the rear seats can accommodate three passengers comfortably. In addition to generous headroom, rear seat occupants also benefit from over 50mm more shoulder room than the coupé model.
The Evoque’s wide and deep trunk is able to accommodate the full length of a golf bag with clubs. Carefully designed stowage areas under the load floor add extra capacity, while 60/40 folding rear seat squabs allow the luggage capacity to be expanded quickly and easily.
For added convenience, the Range Rover Smart Key system enables keyless entry to the vehicle. The rear tailgate is powered for ease of opening, and can also be opened remotely using the key fob.
For more information on the Range Rover Evoque, please contact 1-300-1300-16 or visit www.rangeroverevoque.com.my
words: Land Rover Malaysia pix: Damion Chee