First pictures: Range Rover Evoque 2016
24 February 2015
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Land Rover has unveiled the 2016 model year version of its Evoque 4x4 ahead its debut at the Geneva motor show, with pricing due to be announced nearer to the car's launch in September.
The revised Evoque will feature Jaguar Land Rover's 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium unit, which drops the car's CO2 emissions down to 109g/km of CO2 in the 150hp version. It will also be available in a more powerful 180hp format, which emits 125g/km of CO2.
The Ingenium engine will replace the current 2.2-litre diesel engine, which emits 132g/km of CO2.
Land Rover said service intervals have been increased from 16,000 to 21,000 miles; it claimed the lower running costs will save £3700 over three years.
The updated Evoque features new safety equipment including the firm's lane keeping assist device, which uses a forward-facing digital camera to identify hazards. Land Rover claimed the system helps to avoid collisions below 30mph. JLR's autonomous braking system also features on the car.
Other changes to the 2016 model year Evoque include LED headlights, new alloy wheel designs and a new front bumper, while JLR's InControl infotainment system features on the Evoque for the first time.
"The Evoque has proven to be an enormous success in the UK with sales of 62,000 since its launch back in 2011. Clever design, class leading residuals and competitive cost of ownership have all been contributors to its success," said Jeremy Hicks, JLR managing director.