For the first time since its launch in 2011,The Range Rover Evoque’s styling has evolved. There is little doubt that the current generation RRE has been a hugely popular vehicle on the forecourts. Now the revised exterior, together with the introduction of full-LED adaptive headlamps and new alloy wheel designs, creates more visual impact, lifting the Evoque out of the way to make room for the Discovery Sport to sit comfortably in its niche.
The first Land Rover with all-LED adaptive headlamps
There are a few pretty cool videos online to show what is possible with the new breed of LED lights, If you haven’t seen yet- do check them out. Lighting all of a sudden got really interesting.
The new 2016 Evoque is the first ever Jaguar Land Rover product to be offered with full-LED adaptive headlamps. Advanced LED technology offers numerous benefits compared with traditional projector headlamps, including a brighter, more evenly distributed light cone, a longer lifespan and reduced demands on the vehicle’s electrical system.
The headlamps’ adaptive function means that light beams to be automatically aligned with steering inputs and follow the curves in the road.
Lane-Keeping Assist for maximum safety
Not Ground Breaking but The 2016 Evoque does have Lane-Keeping Assist debuts now. Complementing Lane-Departure Warning, which warns the driver if they are drifting out of their lane, Lane-Keeping Assist actively helps the driver to stay in the correct lane by adding any necessary steering correction meaning that should your vehicle sense that you are unintentionally changing lanes, it initiates a gentle steering input to return the vehicle to its intended position. This we’d like to try, I think that when tech gets this involved the end result could be very weird
New All-Terrain Progress Control Modes
Whilst most Evoque’s will never see mud, it has always been pretty solid to drive off-road. Now Land Rover is introducing All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) to further complement the Evoque’s highly accomplished four-wheel-drive chassis with signature Terrain Response® technology.
ATPC allows a very low speed to be automatically maintained in challenging off-road environments where steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip levels make maintaining an ideal speed difficult.
A Hands-Free Tailgate debuts for the 2016 model year Evoque, Well to clarify that the Hands-Free Tailgate allows the owner to automatically open the powered electric tailgate when their hands are full of shopping or logs, by briefly waggling your foot beneath the rear bumper…. Its up to you to decide if you can juggle your groceries whilst balancing on one leg.
This Section below is taken Directly from the JLR Press Release. Its too technical to edit down at 2am, But what we have in short is the first Land Rover vehicle to use the ing awaited brand new Ingenium Engines. Here’s what they are saying about that…
2. ADVANCED POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY
A choice of two compact, lightweight and low-emissions four-cylinder turbocharged Ingenium engine derivatives are available for the 2016 model year Evoque in EU6 markets, optimised to meet stringent new emissions legislation. High-pressure direct injection, low-friction internal components, stop-start technology, and smart regenerative charging maximise performance and environmental sustainability while significantly reducing running costs across the range.
Evoque can now achieve up to 68mpg (4.2 l/100km)* on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of just 109g/km*, and buyers can choose from six-speed manual or unique-in-class nine-speed automatic transmissions.
“A process of continual powertrain development means Evoques supplied with the new Land Rover-developed Ingenium engines make Evoque 18% more efficient than at launch in 2011,” said Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes. “All Evoque engines are designed to be incredibly refined, potent and fuel efficient on-road, but they’re also engineered to complement Land Rover’s class-leading off-road capability. Land Rover’s incredibly punishing test schedule ensures that they do.”
Evoque continues to deliver a class-leading driving experience thanks to its highly capable chassis, which has been carefully enhanced for 2016. Three drivelines are available: two-wheel drive, Standard Driveline four-wheel drive, and Active Driveline. Active Driveline, optional across the range, intelligently switches between two- and four-wheel drive and has been further improved for 2016.
* Manufacturer estimate
** Market and engine dependent
2.1 All-new Ingenium diesel engines
Designed in-house by Land Rover and produced at the company’s new £500 million Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, the all-new Ingenium 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines are the most fuel-efficient Land Rover diesel engines ever produced. Ingenium engines use the very latest powertrain technology and form the cornerstone of Land Rover’s low-CO2 powertrain strategy, combining CO2 emissions of just 109g/km* with the blend of power, torque and smoothness customers expect.
An entirely clean-sheet design, all Ingenium engines are based around a deep-skirt aluminium cylinder block featuring thin-wall, press-fit cast-iron liners for optimum weight, surface finish and robustness. Fuel is fed to the combustion chambers by an incredibly efficient 1,800bar solenoid common-rail system, providing precision injection with low noise and excellent mixture formation characteristics.
Highly efficient variable geometry turbochargers create a rapid build-up of torque from very low revs, with maximum torque spread over a wide rev range for instantaneous response and strong acceleration on demand.
Two TD4 derivatives are available and combined fuel economy improves by up to 10mpg* for both, with CO2 emissions dropping by as much as 29g/km* compared with previous-generation turbodiesel Evoques.
A 150PS eD4 offers 430Nm, while returning as much as 68mpg (4.2 l/100km)* on the EU combined cycle and emitting as little as 109g/km CO2* when specified with a manual gearbox and two-wheel drive.
The more powerful 180PS TD4 offers an even more potent 430Nm, together with a highly impressive 59mpg (4.8 l/100km)* and 125g/km CO2* for four-wheel-drive derivatives equipped with a manual gearbox.
Ingenium turbodiesel engine derivatives are available with two and four-wheel drive and a choice of state-of-the-art nine-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmissions.
EU6 emissions compliance has been achieved utilising a range of technologies to ensure outstanding environmental sustainability. These include variable exhaust-valve timing, which enables rapid catalyst heating and robust particulate filter generation. Selective catalytic reduction and cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation also cut NOx emissions.
Internal friction is reduced by 17% compared with the previous-generation turbodiesel engine, boosting efficiency, smoothness and responsiveness. Advanced friction-reducing technologies include roller bearings on cam and balancer shafts, a simplified cam-drive system, variable-flow oil and water pumps, electronically controlled piston-cooling jets, and an offset crankshaft.
Land Rover engineers have paid particular attention to reducing weight while maintaining excellent strength and high levels of refinement. Replacing their predecessor’s iron block, the all-aluminium Ingenium engines are 20-30kg lighter, and stiff cylinder blocks and twin balancer shafts ensure inherently low levels of vibration. Decoupled injectors and 0.5mm ovality on the injection-pump drive-sprocket also contribute to the Ingenium’s exceptional quietness.
Approximately 80% of parts are common to Ingenium turbodiesel engines installed in Jaguar Land Rover products featuring a longitudinal layout (powering the rear or all four wheels), but both the aluminium engine block and oil sump have been redesigned for use in Evoque’s transverse application (powering the front- or all four wheels). They are optimised for all-terrain capability while both the twin-stage turbocharger and exhaust system are all-new.
Not only are the new Ingenium engines substantially lighter, more fuel-efficient and more refined than predecessor engines, they’re also more affordable and convenient to own thanks to servicing intervals extended from 16,000 to 21,000** miles on all-wheel drive models with no impact on longevity.
Longer servicing intervals have been achieved by introducing several innovations, including a low-friction piston/bore interface that reduces oil consumption, the use of a very high quality oil featuring state-of-the-art additive packages, and a filtration system that benefits from a significantly cleaner combustion process. Crucially, Evoque’s drastically reduced fuel consumption minimises combustion gasses and therefore the number of small particles that the filtration system must remove from the oil, while improved bore technology also reduces possible contaminates from each cylinder. As a result, the oil filter – and therefore the oil – stays significantly cleaner for longer.
A new Diesel-Exhaust Fluid (DEF) AdBlue™ after-treatment system further enhances environmental sustainability. The system sprays an aqueous urea DEF solution into the exhaust system, neutralising harmful gasses such as nitrogen oxide emissions. Selective catalytic reduction and cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation also cut NOx emissions.
Ingenium engines have been subject to over two-million miles of real-world testing and over 72,000 hours of dyno testing, a punishing test schedule comparable to eight years of worst-case scenario operating conditions.
* manufacturer estimate
** market dependent
2.2 Turbocharged petrol engine for maximum performance with efficiency
Alternatively, buyers can specify the Si4 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is available as standard equipment with four-wheel drive and an advanced ZF nine-speed automatic transmission.
The all-aluminium four-cylinder engine features an advanced low-inertia turbocharger, high-pressure direct fuel injection and twin independent variable-valve timing, while twin balancer shafts maximise refinement.
Producing 240PS and 340Nm, this compact, lightweight and powerful engine ensures the flexibility essential for responsive in-gear acceleration, towing up to 1,800kg and tackling challenging all-terrain conditions. Si4 derivatives can accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 7.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217km/h (135mph). Despite its impressive performance, the Si4 engine achieves 36mpg* (7.8l/100km) on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 181g/km*.
Advanced fuel-saving technologies include piston rings and tappets coated with a low-friction finish; a sheet-metal exhaust manifold that shortens the engine warm-up phase, reducing emissions on short journeys; and an advanced electronic management system, which provides precision control over the combustion process.
All engine derivatives are equipped with advanced stop-start technology. Stop-start automatically switches off the engine in just 300 milliseconds when Evoque is stationary. It restarts before the driver can move his foot from the brake to the accelerator on automatic derivatives, or as soon as they depress the clutch if a manual gearbox is specified. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by between 5 and 7% as a result.
* manufacturer estimate