Land Rover introduced two distinctive new premium iterations to the acclaimed Range Rover Evoque line-up for 2015: the luxurious Evoque Autobiography tops the range, complemented by the more powerful, more agile Evoque Autobiography Dynamic.
The Autobiography features enhanced body styling, 20-inch forged alloy wheels and premium leather interior details with Autobiography embossed headrests. Customers of the Dynamic model can also opt for either the sports or premium climate seat. The Autobiography Dynamic’s chassis has been optimised for even sharper handling, while the top-of-the-range 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine has been upgraded exclusively to produce 285PS and 400Nm – a substantial 45PS and 60Nm increase compared with the existing Range Rover Evoque. A new and striking premium metallic body color, called phoenix orange, also debuts across the Dynamic Evoque models.
Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has won 157 international awards for its combination of leading-edge design, striking interior craftsmanship, agile handling and off-road capability. With highly competitive pricing, a range of powerful yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, ‘on demand’ active driveline to enhance agility and a responsive, fuel-efficient 9-speed automatic ZF transmission the Evoque continues to appeal with more than 270,000 sales worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.
Luxurious Autobiography tops the range
The Autobiography is positioned at the top of the range which is complemented by the the new Autobiography Dynamic. A name previously found only on the more luxurious Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the Autobiography is distinguished by a selection of premium interior and exterior upgrades, offering large-car luxury in a small and nimble package.
Available in coupé or 5-door body styles, the Autobiography benefits from enhanced body styling, diamond-turned, forged 20-inch alloy wheels, and new exterior trim.These components include a new premium grille design, lower front valance and new foglights. The lower reaches of the Autobiography’s body sides are finished in contrasting santorini black, creating a ground-hugging stance, while jewel-like ‘crystal’ headlights and tail lamps enhance the premium feel. Autobiography ingot badging on the tailgate and front fender vents further distinguishes the exterior.
Inside, Autobiography models are equipped with a luxurious and sumptuous leather interior in a selection of six color palettes, along with Autobiography embossing on the front headrests. New illuminated tread plates with Autobiography script are available in a choice of three distinctive finishes.
The Autobiography can be specified with the Evoque’s powerful and fuel-efficient 190PS diesel or 240PS petrol engines, and comes as standard with the 9-speed ZF automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Petrol versions are also specified with Land Rover’s innovative active driveline.
Autobiography Dynamic brings even greater performance and agility
The new Autobiography Dynamic is the most performance-focused Range Rover Evoque ever produced. Available exclusively with an upgraded version of the range-topping 2.0-litrer turbocharged petrol engine, Autobiography Dynamic models are also specified with active driveline as standard equipment, increasing both efficiency and agility.
The all-aluminium, direct-injection engine now produces 285PS and 400Nm, a substantial 45PS and 60Nm increase. The performance gains can be attributed to a new design of single-scroll turbocharger, recalibrated engine-management software and a new sports exhaust system tuned for excellent flow characteristics as well as an appropriately muscular sound to complement the vehicle’s enhanced handling.
Further increasing driver enjoyment, the steering of the Autobiography Dynamic has been specially tuned for additional on-center precision; the chassis also features upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated adaptive dampers, increasing agility and turn-in response. This has been achieved without impacting on the Range Rover Evoque’s compliant ride quality.
To ensure drivers can safely experience the Autobiography Dynamic’s optimized performance, Land Rover’s engineers have fitted upgraded 350mm front brake discs.
The Autobiography Dynamic is available in coupé or 5-door body styles and benefits from enhanced dynamic styling, forged 20-inch alloy wheels finished in satin technical grey and exterior trim components detailed in santorini black. These components include a new design of grille and lower front valance and new fog light surrounds. The vehicle also features ‘Autobiography’ illuminated tread plates and ingot badging on the tailgate and front fender vents, while darkened headlights and clear tail lamps complement the sophisticated, sporting exterior.
A santorini black contrast roof is available as standard, while body-color side trim visually lowers the vehicle and creates an athletic, purposeful stance. An exclusive and striking new phoenix orange premium metallic body colour scheme debuts across all Range Rover Evoque Dynamic derivatives.
Inside, Autobiography Dynamic customers can choose from a dynamic plus leather interior with either sports or premium climate seats in a range of four colours. The front seats also feature the Autobiography embossed logo, while the dashboard is highlighted with dark brushed aluminium trim accents unique to the Autobiography Dynamic.
The 9-speed ZF automatic transmission with adaptive shift program has been retuned for the Autobiography Dynamic so that it responds more keenly to sportier driver inputs, even when left in Drive. The result is a noticeable increase in mid-range performance and gearshifts that seamlessly adapt to driver behavior.
The transmission’s Sport mode and steering-wheel-mounted CommandShift™ gear-selector paddles provide even more driver involvement when desired.
The world’s first four-wheel-drive system of its kind, active driveline seamlessly switches to front-wheel drive during steady-state driving at speeds over 22mph, eliminating virtually all drag losses from the rear driveline. When circumstances dictate, the four-wheel-drive system automatically reactivates within 300 milliseconds.
In addition, active driveline optimally distributes torque between the rear wheels, whilst also having the ability to lock them together. This provides improved traction and composure off road, whilst also enhancing performance on road.