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    Range Rover Evoque introduction event (with a few pics)

    Last Friday, I attended "Evoque Live" which is an event being being run by JLR in the UK to promote the new Range Rover Evoque. It was quite a strange event in that it started with a 25 minute "show" in a revolving theatre that included models and dancers! Once that had finished, we were ushered into a room to get up close and personal with their new creation.

    I'm not going to go into too much detail about the car, apart from to say that it was smaller than I thought it would be (think ford focus estate but taller), but the interior room isn't at all bad. I was very impressed with it, it looks great from the outside and the interior is a very pleasant place to be. The 190bhp diesel may well be my next daily driver. I'll take a coupe in fuji white/black leather I think!

    Here are a few pics...

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    I like the design of this car.


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    Ive always liked this car even from when it was just a concept, it is a bit too small though.

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    If they can bring it to market in the sub $40K range, they may have a chance.

    If it's any higher, I believe they'll struggle to move units.

     


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    Leather in the picture above reminds me of Ferrari FF's Cuoio Toscana.  It shows that the people in charge of material and color have the same inspirations and are influenced by the same trends, IMvHO.


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     Nice !! I like it ! It will certainly do well over here as it will be an alternative to the more common X1


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    I am going to see it in a few hours...will post some pics..definately i am excited !!
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    Enmanuel:
    Ive always liked this car even from when it was just a concept, it is a bit too small though.


    I think we will see that the Evoque is also the styling template for the next generation of larger Range Rovers.... likely out in later 2012.   So we will see larger ones... but this opens new markets for something admittedly more urban than expedition inspired. 


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    Alex18_996CC:
    I am going to see it in a few hours...will post some pics..definately i am excited !!


     

    please do post pics. I sooo want the coupe.
     


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     looks cool.

     

    hows the build quality?


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    4trac:
    Enmanuel:
    Ive always liked this car even from when it was just a concept, it is a bit too small though.


    I think we will see that the Evoque is also the styling template for the next generation of larger Range Rovers.... likely out in later 2012.   So we will see larger ones...


    I thought the same. LR/RR has enough bigger-sized models in their portfolio, what was clearly missing was a stylish model in the small segment as the Freelander was anything but stylish. Great to see how the brand develops under new ownership and if the direction is anything to tell from, what I clearly assume, the upcoming bigger models will be great.

    Very curious how the acceptance will be among various customer groups, among men and women as well as metropolitan and rural areas.
     


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    I'd take the new Audi Q3 over this. The Audi looks like a more honest car whilst the Evogue was made into more  of a fashion statement.

    Wasn't Beckham's wife supposed to be the ambassador for this car? She's not in any of the  pictures


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    I've just got back from a quick test drive of an Evoque today. It was a SD4 190bhp diesel manual coupe in "Pure" specification. Really liked the car - it's got great presence on the road but isn't too big or unwieldy to drive. The driving position is excellent although visibility out of the rear window is poor (but made up for by massive side mirrors). The engine was pretty refined - you could still tell it was a diesel at startup but was fine when up to cruising speed. Ride was very compliant, even on the upgraded 19" wheels (without active suspension).

     

    I liked it so much that I've verbally agreed to buy one to replace my Scirocco as a daily driver! I've got to confirm the specification next week so will spend the weekend studying the order guide.


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    Thinking something like this one but 5 door!


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    Very cool. EVO drove this and really liked it a lot. You'll have fun.


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     This small SUV will sell like hot cakes....


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    I also like this car and would like to have it as a daily drive. Haven't seen it in flesh but the interior looks very nice, too.

    On the other hand, we'll be getting Audi Q3 for my sister.


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    I like it as I do like our RRS. The interior quality is superb and the leather on the level of Bentley. It's even softer and look and feel wise better as the Nappa Option I have in my BMW 7.

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    Just a quick update. I've finalised my specification as follows:

    • Evoque Pure 5dr SD4 manual
    • Fuji white exterior
    • Ebony leather
    • Ebony headliner
    • 20" style 6 alloys
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Front LED fog lights
    • Auto wipers / rain sensor
    • Folding side mirrors
    • Temporary space saver spare wheel

    I'm having the "dynamic" (gloss black) front grill and side blades fitted by my dealer as these can't be factory ordered. Delivery isn't due until next March, which is when the lease on my Scirocco ends. Bit of a long wait!


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     Looking forward to see a few pics of that Evoque. Your specs look great .


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     Good choice, like the Evoque a lot! 


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    since i've seen the evoque in Genevy car show, i'm in love with. I just think that this car well finished, good size but a small engine.


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    Just visited my local dealer today and did a bit of an impulse buy on one of these. What a great little SUV.  I had tried a different dealer last week and their earliest delivery slot for a factory order was September 2012 so I didn't think I had much luck of getting a car. Well I had a stroke of pure luck and got a spec changeable November build slot from dealer number 2 so hope to take delivery in December.

    The spec is -

    Sd4 Dynamic 3 door Auto
    Firenze red with Black contrast roof
    Vortex interior - black/red
    20" chrome shadow sport wheels style 7
    Ebony headlining
    Gloss black Strata trim
    Privacy glass
    Space saver spare wheel

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    The Evoque looked very well made to me on inspection, which is a pleasant surprise from LR. Mr. Tata must have turned the screw.

    A nice fashion accessory for young(er) women. I wouldn't like to seen in one (driving)!


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    Fifth Gear reviewed it yesterday and they loved it kiss


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    easy_rider911:

    Fifth Gear reviewed it yesterday and they loved it kiss

    They were very positive about its handling, ride comfort and off-road ability, not just looks and interior appointments, so it got sa very good review. Scored 27.5 from 30 points in their vaguely objective rating. 


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    fritz:
    easy_rider911:

    Fifth Gear reviewed it yesterday and they loved it kiss

    They were very positive about its handling, ride comfort and off-road ability, not just looks and interior appointments, so it got sa very good review. Scored 27.5 from 30 points in their vaguely objective rating. 

    They love LR and RR, in the UK.


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    The introduction was this week here and theres about 5 of them going around the city and parking in front of "it" restaurants and bars to call peoples attention. It's a really good looking thing, I really like it. 


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    reginos:
    fritz:
    easy_rider911:

    Fifth Gear reviewed it yesterday and they loved it kiss

    They were very positive about its handling, ride comfort and off-road ability, not just looks and interior appointments, so it got sa very good review. Scored 27.5 from 30 points in their vaguely objective rating. 

    They love LR and RR, in the UK.

    Do you ever see things except through nationalistic eyes reginos? Smiley


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    ISUK:

    Just visited my local dealer today and did a bit of an impulse buy on one of these. What a great little SUV.  I had tried a different dealer last week and their earliest delivery slot for a factory order was September 2012 so I didn't think I had much luck of getting a car. Well I had a stroke of pure luck and got a spec changeable November build slot from dealer number 2 so hope to take delivery in December.

    The spec is -

    Sd4 Dynamic 3 door Auto
    Firenze red with Black contrast roof
    Vortex interior - black/red
    20" chrome shadow sport wheels style 7
    Ebony headlining
    Gloss black Strata trim
    Privacy glass
    Space saver spare wheel

    Congratulations Iain. Not going for the pano roof? For me it's one of the stand-out options for the Evoque. 

    I hope your car is delivered on time - it seems LR are having quite severe production problems at the moment, with delays of a month or two common. Issues with Xenon supplies is the main one which might bite you. I've already been warned that my March car could be late because 5dr production has been slowed following the accidental death of an employee at Halewood a few weeks ago. 


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