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Range Rover Evoque Priced And EPA-Rated

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On: Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:00AM | By: Chris Weiss

Range Rover Evoque Priced And EPA-Rated

As the baby of the Land Rover family—the smallest, lightest Range Rover ever—the 2012 Range Rover Evoque was bound to be more efficient and less expensive than the other Range Rovers out there. We just weren't sure how much more efficient and how less expensive until this week. The Evoque now has an official price tag and EPA rating.

The 2012 Evoque will start at $43,995. That price is for the five-door model, and the three-door "coupe" will cost $1,000 more. It is powered by a turbocharged 240-hp 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder developed by Ford.

With the help of that efficient powerplant, the Evoque promises up to 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. In addition to the modest engine, Land Rover's emphasis on lightweight design has helped to deliver those numbers. The company keeps the weight of the five-door at around 3,680 lbs. thanks to components like polymer and composite front fenders and tailgate, aluminum hood, aluminum roof panels, and magnesium cross car beam.

Not only is the Evoque eco-friendly at the tailpipe, it's eco-friendly all around, thanks to an emphasis on recycled materials. According to Land Rover, the SUV features 35 pounds of recycled plastic inside and out on pieces like the headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air ducting, engine cover and subwoofer box. Recycled aluminum and polyester are also part of the design.

Want to get yourself a Range Rover that's light on weight, emissions and price? It'll hit the North American market this fall, so it won't be much longer till you get your chance.



With an impressive 28 highway MPG**, the Range Rover Evoque is the brand's most fuel efficient model to date and will arrive in showrooms in Fall 2011 for $43,995*.

MAHWAH, N.J., JUNE 30, 2011- Land Rover revealed today that the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque will have a starting price of $43,995* for the five-door, and $44,995* for the coupe. Both prices include Destination and Delivery.

As the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever, the Range Rover Evoque sends a powerful message that the company is serious about sustainability and is determined to deliver vehicles that are both relevant and highly desirable. The Range Rover Evoque addresses the growing consumer need for more environmentally friendly vehicles.

The Range Rover Evoque achieves 28 MPG** EPA highway and 19 MPG** EPA city. This excellent fuel economy is the result of new efficiency technologies, lightweight materials, and environmentally conscious design.

Weight saving was a primary objective in the development of the Range Rover Evoque, and engineers have applied a range of advanced lightweight materials to make this the lightest Range Rover model ever, with the five-door starting at just 3,680lbs (1,680 kg)***. Weight-saving technologies can be found throughout the bodyshell and chassis of the Range Rover Evoque, including a steel body structure with over 18%*** Boron/high strength steels in key load-bearing areas. Additional features include polymer and composite front fenders and tailgate, an aluminum hood, roof panels, front lower control arms and front/rear suspension knuckles, and magnesium cross car beam.

As part of the comprehensive effort to minimize the car’s ecological impact, the Range Rover Evoque focuses on the use of more sustainable materials. Each vehicle uses approximately 35lbs (16kg)*** of recycled plastic material. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box. In addition, the metal interior trim on the center console and dashboard is produced from recycled aluminum. The trim fabric used on the headlining and pillars is produced from recycled polyester.

This vehicle will be sold in 160 countries worldwide with North American deliveries beginning in Fall 2011.

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DipStick | 7:22AM (Thu, Jul 7, 2011)

looks like a big mini...

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