2016 Range Rover Evoque Gets Updated [Geneva Preview]

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2016 Range Rover Evoque

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque gets a careful nip and tuck inside and out. The exterior is updated with a new front bumper, grille, and full-LED headlights. This is Land Rover’s first model to use the new adaptive full-LED headlights. You will find new LEDs in the back as well. There are also three new wheel designs.

The inside receives new door cards and the updated infotainment system with an eight-inch touch screen that Land Rover call InControl Touch. This system comes standard on the SE model and has a new user interface that allows for swiping between different screens. InControl Apps feature allows access to many smartphone applications via the central screen. An eight-speaker stereo system is standard.
If this is not enough, then the InControl Touch Plus system can be ordered on HSE, HSE Dynamic, and Autobiography models. It adds a navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system with a pair of eight-inch screens in the back, and a choice between an 11 or 17 speaker Meridian audio system.

The power still comes from a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine with 240 horsepower. Land Rover says it enables the Evoque to accelerate 0-62 MPH in 7.6 seconds, while returning an estimated 30 MPG economy on the highway.

This is good, but the European Evoque can also be had with a choice of two Ingenium turbo-diesel engines. They feature a lighter-weight aluminum construction and decoupled injection system for reduced noise. Land Rover already announced that the diesel engines will be introduced to all models in the lineup with the exception of the Jaguar F-Type. No word yet on when the turbo-diesel will be available in the Evoque, but it will be a welcome choice as the version with 180 PS output is highly efficient and expels just 125 g/km of CO2 emissions.

The latest Evoque will also offer a host of safety and driver-assistance features. There is Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Driver Drowsing Monitor. The Emergency Braking system is capable of bringing the vehicle to a complete stop at speed below 32 MPH, if it determines that a collision is imminent. It can also reduce the severity of impact at speed under 50 MPH.

The updated 2016 Range Rover Evoque will be available in North America in the fall of 2015.

Check out this TFLcar 0-60 MPH review of the Range Rover Evoque.