Prior to the Geneva Motor Show 2015, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque facelift has just been unveiled. Featuring a host of visual and mechanical modifications, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque facelift promises to be Land Rover’s most efficient ever model.
Starting with the design of the refreshed Range Rover Evoque, it adopts a thoroughly revised front fascia yet is still instantly recognisable as an Evoque. With that in mind, new headlights have been installed incorporating an eye-catching LED daytime running light design. Additionally, a new blacked out front grille has been installed alongside different air intakes.
The visual changes are finished off at the rear where a new roof-mounted spoiler has been installed as well as a new bumper, revised exhaust tips and a different diffuser. Inside, the 2016 Range Rover comes standard with Land Rover’s advanced infotainment system incorporating an eight-inch touchscreen as well as the InControl Touch system for SE-spec models.
The most fuel-efficient variant of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque facelift will come with Jaguar Land Rover’s four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine created as part of the Ingenium line-up of engines. It will deliver a total of 148 hp as well as 317 lb-ft of torque. Consequently, it will return 68 mpg and 109 g/km of CO2 emissions. These figures are an 18 per cent improvement over the previous most-efficient diesel engine offered for the Range Rover Evoque.
Elsewhere, the Evoque facelift will be available for order with a tweaked turbodiesel delivering 178 hp and 317 lb-ft while a petrol engine complete with 237 hp will also be offered. This range-topping model will reach 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and come standard with all-wheel drive and a quick-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.
This version also comes standard with the Active Driveline system. This system switches between two and four-wheel drive and makes use of torque vectoring as well. For the other 2016 Range Rover Evoque models, they will be available with two-wheel drive and a more traditional four-wheel drive system.
Final mechanical modifications to the car include a tweaked suspension system incorporating new rear bushings and a new front suspension subframe. Finally, larger brake discs have been installed across the model range.
Discussing the car, Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said, “Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world.”