Bush bashing is a pass time that I enjoy. There are plenty of adventurous haunts around Australia that require a special type of vehicle to get you there safe and sound. Aboriginal place names are a plenty, and in South Australia is a place called Willunga. If you find yourself here, the Lofty Range is only a few kilometres away and there are all sorts of tracks to try your hand at 4WD work.
Land Rover is a master of adventure, and like the special Aborigines you’ll find that the all new Range Rover Evoque has all the mystique and ability to tame the wildest Australian Outback. Just below Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers superb sea views and loads of adventure. Tunkalilla Beach has a beautiful lookout to the Southern Ocean, where the sea is deep blue and the coastline quite rocky in places. Leaving the tarmac at Parawa, you wind south on a four-wheel drive only track. This is just the sort of place you want to be in the smallest Range Rover available: the stylish new Range Rover Evoque.
Certainly one of the sleekest looking serious 4WDs available, the Range Rover Evoque has styling fit to match the mystique and magical manifestation that Australian heartland provides the genuine explorer. Exploration is a pass time that the Evoque loves to do. You’re equipped with a clever traction control system that will brake the wheels that have lost their grip in order to send the engine power to the wheels with the grip. This means that there are so many slippery, sloppy, rough-terrainish places that you can dare to explore. All Range Rover Evoques are all-wheel-drive, with normal power distributed roughly to 70 percent at the front and 30 percent to the rear. But unlike any other competitors, the Range Rover Evoque is able to split power 50/50 to the front and rear wheels – allowing for some pretty tenacious off-roading ability. So it might be the smallest, however it keeps the Range Rover off-road class at the top of its game.
Take a look inside the Evoque cabin, and the breathtaking fit and finish, comfort levels and manner of design are brilliant. At a press release, Land Rover declared that the Evoque “…will attract a new generation of Range Rover customers who have never considered an SUV before, such as premium coupe buyers who would like to make a bold new statement.” Definitely, the Evoque’s graphic designer should have won an award for the car’s stunning new lines, curious curves and bold trim used in the cabin. With a new Range Rover Evoque, you feel refreshed and distinctive – which is a feeling you quickly grow to enjoy. On the outside, the exterior captures loads of admiration.
Many deluxe features are part and parcel of every Range Rover Evoque version. Supportive, soft seats provide considerably comfortable seating. Power memory seats, satellite navigation and a premium sound system set the tone for what is a techie-lover’s dream come true. A parking brake engagement is completely electronic and beckons much praise for when it comes to the “ease-of-use” factor. Very cool, is the detail and appearance of the LCD screen for the navigation system. It boasts a dual screen display. An ingenious, but probably very simple, electronic device allows the driver to see navigation maps and directions, while the passenger looks on from the opposite angle and sees a DVD playing on the LCD screen, instead. This is probably the coolest Outback feature you’ll find anywhere. She doesn’t need to find directions but can watch a funny, while he soaks all the navigational information necessary for a direct, no-fuss journey.
A range of diesel and petrol engines are available that provide 110–177 kW of output. Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available for the models. Do check out the superb 140 kW diesel variant. This has superior levels of power and torque which make any drive effortless.
Both active and passive safety technologies on Range Rover Evoque are state-of-the-art. The high strength safety cell, airbags and advanced restraint systems match the innovative all-disc braking system and ‘latest generation’ active electronic safety systems. Traction and Stability Control keeps the performance in-check over a wide range of driving conditions.
Range Rover Evoque also brings a sensational coupé design to the showroom floors.
The Range Rover Evoque: the coolest off-road vehicle yet!
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